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Old 07-18-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: England
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Bette was fantastic, an outspoken woman before her time.. Actors are a different species from us mere mortals.. they push and shove to get what and where the want.. disregarding the rest.. or most do...

I could never stand Edward G Robinson but now following some of his films Ive got to like him a lot..
Michael Caine... No matter which part he gets he always sounds the same to me..
Meryl Street..Cant stand this woman.. dont get the build up and praise she gets at all and dont think ive ever been able to watch a full film with her in it.. Someone said recently that acting is a religion to Meryl.. what utter tripe... I really cant go her. I also thought Marlon Brandos acting was mumbly and awful... another who was overrated big time. Some character actors could knock most of the biggies off the shelf.might do a new thread about the best ones ever.. if there isnt one...
Dizzy........ say it's not true....... you don't like Marlon Brando........ Change 'hey Stella' , for 'hey diiiiiiizzzzy'.........


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Old 07-18-2016, 10:11 AM
 
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I always thought Brando was over rated too.
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:18 AM
 
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I always thought Brando was over rated too.


waaaaay over rated
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:33 AM
 
Location: England
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I always thought Brando was over rated too.
Waaaaaaal, Brando peaked early....... But, his acting style had a massive influence on the actors who followed in his footsteps.

When you think Clark Gable and Errol Flynn were still big stars, when Brando made his first movie, you realize just how different from them he was. In movie acting style, there is before Brando, and after.

I can watch him in 'Streetcar Named Desire' every once in a while. His unsympathetic performance, which he honed on the stage, is still mesmerizing to watch. Also, I can watch him in 'The Godfather' any number of times.

He didn't stretch his talent in later years, and seemed to lose interest in giving a performance, and became a parody of himself sadly.
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:42 AM
 
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Dizzy........ say it's not true....... you don't like Marlon Brando........ Change 'hey Stella' , for 'hey diiiiiiizzzzy'.........


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7a1TxVV4Bg
I started respecting Marlon Brando when I saw On the waterfront....

His early acting scenes were his finest.

Interesting story about his life...at one point he was institutionalized...He had gotten "too" into character and had to be placed in a ward. My Mom ( studying in Philly for nursing) had to attend to him. She didn't speak too much on it as back then it was taboo to mention such "ailments of the mind", instead she said, she gained a new respect for this man...He suffered from the very talent he adored.

I had less of a liking for Joan Crawford.


My all time favorites: Sidney Poitier, Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Shelly Winters ,Lana Turner,Catherine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, Betty Davis,Paul Newman.
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:05 AM
 
Location: England
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I started respecting Marlon Brando when I saw On the waterfront....

His early acting scenes were his finest.

Interesting story about his life...at one point he was institutionalized...He had gotten "too" into character and had to be placed in a ward. My Mom ( studying in Philly for nursing) had to attend to him. She didn't speak too much on it as back then it was taboo to mention such "ailments of the mind", instead she said, she gained a new respect for this man...He suffered from the very talent he adored.
That is very interesting background about Brando, and something I have never heard before. He was a complex man, and actor. He was great in 'On The Waterfront.' Later on, in the 60s, he seemed to lose interest in acting.

He gave a very good performance in a film called, 'Reflections In a Golden Eye' in 1966. It's relative failure seemed to discourage him. But, he came back strong in 'The Godfather', and we will always have that.
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Dizzy........ say it's not true....... you don't like Marlon Brando........ Change 'hey Stella' , for 'hey diiiiiiizzzzy'.........


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7a1TxVV4Bg
hahahaha sorry but never got the attraction ataw Dave... liked him in Mutiny on the Bounty but more because I like that sort of film
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:50 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Shock horror, B movies....hahaha.. Lana was of course a bit of a ham actress... did you know that Jeff wanted to donate one of his eyes to Sammy Davis Jr.. his friend when he lost an eye in a car accident... and he also died quite young after routine surgery... Jeff that is.
No, I didn't know that. I went to read more on him and found this:

"In February 1953, I was making a second picture with Jeff Chandler, one called War Arrow. Jeff was a real sweetheart, but acting with him was like acting with a broomstick"

- Maureen O'Hara on acting with Chandler in War Arrow (2004).


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