Marlon Brando was by common consent one of the greatest actors of the screen; for many people, he was the greatest. His revolutionary screen technique took cinemagoers by storm, and changed the whole concept of film acting. The stage appearances at the beginning of his career, culminating in the triumph of A Streetcar Named Desire in 1947, singled him out as a rare talent. The move to films in 1950 established him almost at once as the leading actor of his generation. A whole string of triumphant screen classics followed, including A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, The Godfather and Last Tango in Paris. In an elegant tribute following his recent death, this book recalls all Brando's films in words and pictures. A serious analysis of an inspiring actor, this is as much a record of the best of American cinema as it is a unique pictorial memoir of a great twentieth-century hero.
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Introduction; The 1940s; The 1950s; The 1960s; The 1970s; The 1980s/1990s/to 2004; Awards; Chronology
Robert Tanitch is a playwright, author and reviewer. He has seen well over 4,000 productions, and filed criticism on them all. His plays include Came the Knight, directed by Trevor Nunn at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and Highly Confidential, which starred Hermione Gingold in its London run. He has lectured extensively in England and Australia on Shakespeare, run seminars and workshops for the Old Vic, and written for a wide variety of newspapers and journals. His first book was a A Pictorial Companion to Shakespeare's Plays. Since then he has published a series of highly illustrated filmographies, including Ralph Richardson, Olivier, Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde, Guinness, Sean Connery, James Dean and Clint Eastwood.