Marlon Brando: The life story you could not know | Leisure

Film and theater buffs have long been enthralled by Marlon Brando, the brooding genius many claim to be the greatest actor of our time, and that appreciation shows little sign of fading.

In real life, Brando was the outsider, the product of an unhappy family life with a bad boy image. He challenged authority, refused to obey the rules, and defied expectations. It could be difficult to say the least.

He had his demons, his professional failures, and his personal tragedies. He was withdrawn and mysterious, despite giving the public a glimpse of his personal life when he wrote his 1994 autobiography, Songs My Mother Taught Me.

His unparalleled acting talent included playing damaged, tormented souls like the angry Stanley Kowalski in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and the bat Terry Malloy in “On the Waterfront”. Who hasn’t heard Kowalski’s calls for “Stella!” and Molloy’s claim that “could I be a contender?”

Brando was firmly in the public eye for decades, his every move being devoured by fans and recorded by the media. But there is always more to be learned about the star Forklift has compiled a list of 25 facts from Brando’s life story that you may not know. To compile the list, Stacker consulted newspaper articles, magazine reports, biographies, film archives, footage, reviews, and fan websites.

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