Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

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The definitive account of this elusive actor, MARLON BRANDO offers a penetrating look at Brando's evolving persona and legendary roles: the volcanic Stanley Kowalski of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, the sensitive rebel of THE WILD ONES, and the iconic Don Corleone of THE GODFATHER, achieving unparalleled critical acclaim for his many memorable characters. Bosworth probes the influence of Brando's alcoholic parents on his acting, his decades of psychoanalysis, and his tumultuous personal relationships. Here, from rebellious unknown to reluctant idol to falling star, is the complex, charismatic genius who changed the face of acting.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 122 x 192 x 20mm | 240.41g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753813793
  • 9780753813799

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"It's a pleasure to read a well written book on a subject or person that one has always had a faint, if not compelling, interest." Glasgow Herald "Patricia Bosworth is well versed in the capricious world of Hollywood and she brings her considerable knowledge to this illuminating and entertaining memoir of the gargantuan screen star, Marlon Brando." Observer "From reluctant idol to falling star, this is the story of a complex man who changed the face of film acting." SUNDAY TELEGRAPH "A brief, readable and intelligent account." THE INDEPENDENTshow more

About Patricia Bosworth

Patricia Bosworth's books include critically acclaimed biographies of Diane Arbus and Montgomery Clift and a memoir, Anything Your Little Heart Desires. She is a contributing editor of Vanity Fair and writes regularly for The New York Times and Mirabella. She lives in New York City.show more

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