Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

by Patricia Bosworth
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Marlon Brando by Patricia Bosworth

An illuminating biography of Marlon Brando, a cultural icon and one of the most legendary American actors of all time
In 1948 Marlon Brando stunned audiences and critics alike with his revolutionary, raw, and improvisational approach to acting. He became a symbol of a new, rebellious generation that was sick of conventions and committed to genuine emotion and unvarnished truth. From his breakout role as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire to his mesmerizing portrayal of Don Corleone in The Godfather, he created some of the most memorable characters in American cinematic history. Brando was a paradox—intensely private but using his fame to promote worthy causes, a womanizer who clung to his childhood friends and animals. He was one of the most fiercely independent stars ever. In this book, acclaimed biographer Patricia Bosworth peels away Brando’s many layers, revealing the struggles, triumphs, and relentless ambition that transformed the irrepressible farm boy from Nebraska into a legend of American cinema. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453245026
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 335,262
File size: 818 KB

About the Author

Patricia Bosworth (b. 1933) is a bestselling journalist and biographer. She is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and a contributor to the New York Times and the Nation. She was also a Broadway actor for nearly a decade, and now runs the Playwrights/Directors Unit at the Actors Studio. Bosworth has taught nonfiction writing at Columbia University as senior fellow at the National Arts Journalism Program, and has lectured at Barnard, Yale University, and the New School. Her books include Montgomery Clift (1978), Diane Arbus (1984), Marlon Brando (2000), and Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman (2011). 

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading about Brando. Nicely done. Very astute attention to detail. A must for the Brandophile.