32 user 91 critic

Listen to Me Marlon (2015)

Unrated | | Documentary, Biography | 29 July 2015 (USA)
1:54 | Trailer
A documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brando recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend's story.



, (co writer)
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview:
... Himself (voice) (archive footage)


With exclusive access to his extraordinary unseen and unheard personal archive including hundreds of hours of audio recorded over the course of his life, this is the definitive Marlon Brando cinema documentary. Charting his exceptional career as an actor and his extraordinary life away from the stage and screen with Brando himself as your guide, the film will fully explore the complexities of the man by telling the story uniquely from Marlon's perspective, entirely in his own voice. No talking heads, no interviewees, just Brando on Brando and life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The definitive Brando. In his own words. See more »


Unrated | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Official site



Release Date:

29 July 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lying for a Living  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,080, 2 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


A documentary made entirely out of archive footage and Marlon Brando's own words from recordings, confessionals, and self hypnosis. See more »


Marlon Brando, Himself: The audience will lend themselves to the subject. They will create things that are not there.
See more »


Written and Performed by Rachel Grimes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Amazing and haunting experience
15 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

I was dying to see "Listen to Me Marlon" (2015) from the first moment i heard about it. I won't lie - i'm a huge Marlon Brando fan so i was really looking forward to see a good documentary about the man himself. "Listen to Me Marlon" is a superb experience. Experience, because it is not a traditional straightforward biopic documentary. It is told by Brando himself, using audiotapes that he was recording during his life. We do get so see glimpses and most important aspects from his life from a childhood till the end. It shows a bit about the infamous movies he made. But more it is about listening to his thoughts, and they are haunting. It is like listening to extended version of Kurtz himself.

Overall, i highly enjoyed "Listen to Me Marlon". It is informative, superbly paced and very self confident and fascinating documentary. It is a haunting experience, not for everyone i guess, but if you liked the acting of this screen legend and would like to go a bit beyond the face of a man, "Listen to Me Marlon" is a must see.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed