Contempt for Acting

Brustein, Robert
August 2001
New Republic;8/13/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 7, p25
Profiles the late actor Marlon Brando. Brando's notable theater and film performances, including those in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "The Godfather"; His acting prowess and disdain for the actor's craft; Trouble he caused colleagues in motion picture industry, including actresses, directors and studio executives; Political activism and engagements with the civil rights movement; Sexual relationships; Tragic consequences of his penchant for misadventure and his vulnerability to hucksterism; Author's reflection on actors' calling


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