Marlon Brando

See Marlon Brando’s ‘Godfather’ Transformation

Marlon Brando was 47 years old when “The Godfather” was released in March of 1972, so how was he able to turn into such a believable senior citizen to play Vito Corelone? With the help of makeup artist Dick Smith, who transformed Brando from his youthful self to the old-time gangster. To honor Brando’s birthday on Thursday, the official Instagram account of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences posted a photo...

When it Comes to Mickey Rooney, I’m With Marlon Brando: Rooney Was Underrated. Here’s Why.

By Chuck Ross – April 7th, 2014

Marlon Brando, who knew something about acting, wrote in his 1994 autobiography, “Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me”: “As I’ve observed before, acting talent alone doesn’t make an actor a star. It takes a combination of qualities: looks, personality, presence, ability. Like Tallulah Bankhead, Greta Garbo wasn’t much of an actress, but she had presence. She probably played the same character in every film she ever made, but...

In Photography, Cool Rules

In Photography, Cool Rules


The thing about “cool” is that it shows itself equally in moments of distress or pleasure, driving people indifferently to greatness or stupidity. It comes from gritty streets and prices out the people who live there; it pulls couples together or cleaves them apart. And even as its meaning dissipates from overuse, you still can’t talk about Miles Davis without mentioning it.

Cool is, in short, a...

Exclusive first look: Matchless channels Marlon Brando

By Nick Carvell 05 March 14

We first clocked Matchless’ upcoming tribute to Marlon Brando at Jacket Required back in February – an impressive achievement considering the vastly expanded scale of the menswear fair this year. Now we’re bringing you a first look at all the pieces in the collection, each inspired by the actor’s famously stylish on- and off-set wardrobes.

However this isn’t just a style icon the motorcycle label...

The Unbelievable Story Of Why Marlon Brando Rejected His 1973 Oscar For ‘The Godfather’

Melia Robinson Mar 2 2014, 3:00 PM 407

The man who made offers others couldn’t refuse once refused the movie industry’s heftiest honour.

On March 5, 1973, Marlon Brando declined the Academy Award for Best Actor for his gut-wrenching performance as Vito Corleone in “The Godfather” — for a very unexpected reason.

Here’s how it went down.

The Movie That Brought Brando Back

In the 1960s, Brando’s career had slid...

13 Actors Who Were Brought Back To Life With Special Effects In Movies

By Frank Pallotta

  • Posted Apr. 1, 2014 @ 9:00 amThe sudden deaths of Paul Walker and Philip Seymour Hoffman took place while both were in the middle of filming upcoming projects.As a result, upcoming films “Fast & Furious 7″ and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2″ will use special effects to replace and recreate the actors’ performances.

    They’re not the only two stars whose deaths forced Hollywood to use a mix of CGI and special effects...


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