Marlon Brando

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Stage frights: five of the most shocking moments in Oscars history
Will Smith isn’t the only actor to cause consternation at the world’s most coveted film awards

Hannah J Davies

28, Mar, 2022 @3:47 PM

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The Godfather review – a brutal sweep of magnificent storytelling
Francis Ford Coppola’s first film in the series is still an epic, full of hypnotic acting, which reinvented mafia criminals as players in a dynastic psychodrama

Peter Bradshaw

23, Feb, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Last Tango in Paris: story behind Bertolucci’s film to become TV series
Released in 1972, and starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, Last Tango became notorious for its graphic sex scenes and treatment of 19-year-old female lead

Andrew Pulver

29, Nov, 2021 @11:52 AM

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‘I owe an enormous debt to therapy!’ Rita Moreno on West Side Story, dating Brando and joy at 90
She overcame racism and abuse to break Hollywood, romanced Brando, dated Elvis to make him jealous, fought hard for civil rights and won an Egot. Now in her 10th decade, she is busier and happier than ever

Simon Hattenstone

29, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘I promised Brando I would not touch his Oscar’: the secret life of Sacheen Littlefeather
In 1973, she made history at the Academy Awards, appearing in place of Marlon Brando, declining his statuette and making a speech about Native American rights. She has been speaking out ever since

Steve Rose

03, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hear me out: why The Island of Dr Moreau isn't a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers recommending maligned films is a defense of the troubled 1996 adaptation of the HG Wells cautionary tale

Zach Vasquez

08, Feb, 2021 @7:11 AM

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A Streetcar Named Desire review – hard times in the Big Easy
The toxic chemistry between Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando isn’t all about sex in the 1951 adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play, now rereleased

Peter Bradshaw

06, Feb, 2020 @1:00 PM

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How Hollywood feted the black power movement – and fell foul of the FBI
The biopic Seberg tells the tragic story of film star Jean Seberg who – along with Marlon Brando and Jane Fonda – gave money and public support for the Black Panthers

Lanre Bakare

05, Dec, 2019 @3:26 PM

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Over-40 actors still fighting the ageism that stymied Judy Garland
Renée Zellweger’s Garland biopic is a powerful reminder of the attitudes that infect youth-obsessed Hollywood

Kia Rahnama

30, Sep, 2019 @12:27 PM

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Francis Ford Coppola: 'Apocalypse Now is not an anti-war film'
Forty years since its first release, the director has been reworking his masterpiece for a definitive edition. How does he view his film – and the madness of its making – after all these years?

Kevin EG Perry

09, Aug, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Apocalypse Now: Final Cut review – crazed exposé of the heart of darkness
From Marlon Brando’s extraordinary cameo to Dennis Hopper’s crazed photojournalist, Coppola’s epic ‘definitive’ cut of his brilliant 1979 war film is triumphant in restating the inhumanity of empire

Peter Bradshaw

07, Aug, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Sex factor: Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci's transgressive legacy
Roeg and Bertolucci were among the first directors to use explicit eroticism to bring psychological depth to their films – a sensibility cast in a new light by #MeToo

Ryan Gilbey

26, Nov, 2018 @5:34 PM

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