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Steamy and scandalous, the "book Brando didn't want published" (Variety)--now in paperback. Here at last is the unvarnished truth about Brando's har sh childhood, his stunning rise to stage and screen stardom, his stormy relationships with women, his public agony as the father of a convicted killer, and more. 75 photos. Steamy and scandalous, the "book Brando didn't want published" (Variety)--now in paperback. Here at last is the unvarnished truth about Brando's har sh childhood, his stunning rise to stage and screen stardom, his stormy relationships with women, his public agony as the father of a convicted killer, and more. 75 photos.


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Steamy and scandalous, the "book Brando didn't want published" (Variety)--now in paperback. Here at last is the unvarnished truth about Brando's har sh childhood, his stunning rise to stage and screen stardom, his stormy relationships with women, his public agony as the father of a convicted killer, and more. 75 photos. Steamy and scandalous, the "book Brando didn't want published" (Variety)--now in paperback. Here at last is the unvarnished truth about Brando's har sh childhood, his stunning rise to stage and screen stardom, his stormy relationships with women, his public agony as the father of a convicted killer, and more. 75 photos.

30 review for Brando: The Biography

  1. 4 out of 5

    Γιώργος Κατσούλας

    ΒΙΒΛΙΟ ΣΥΓΚΛΟΝΙΣΤΗΚΟ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΟΜΑΚΤΙΚΟ ΔΕΝ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΜΟΝΟ ΟΤΙ ΜΑΘΑΙΝΕΙς ΤΙς ΙΔΙΟΤΡΟΠΙΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΜΠΡΑΝΤΟ ΑΛΛΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΤΕΧΝΙΚΕΣ ΤΟΥ.ΕΙΝΑΙ ΟΤΙ ΠΕΡΝΑΕΙ ΟΛΗ ΑΥΤΗ Η ΤΑΡΑΧΩΔΗ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΠΑΡΑΣΚΗΝΙΟ ΣΕ ΜΕΡΙΚΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΙΣ ΚΑΛΥΤΕΡΕΣ ΤΑΙΝΙΕΣ ΟΛΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΕΠΟΧΩΝ ΟΠΩΣ Ο ΝΟΝΟΣ Η ΑΠΟΚΑΛΥΨΗ ΤΩΡΑ Η ΑΝΤΑΡΙΣΑ ΤΟΥ ΜΠΑΟΥΝΤΥ ΟΙ ΤΣΑΚΩΜΟΙ ΤΟΥ ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΚΟΠΟΛΑ ,ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΤΣΑΠΛΙΝ ,ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΤΖΕΣΙΚΑ ΤΑΝΤΥ ΤΟΝ ΤΕΝΕΣΥ ΓΟΥΙΛΙΑΜΣ ,ΟΙ ΣΧΕΣΕΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΜΟΝΡΟΕ,Η ΠΕΡΙΟΔΟΣ ΜΑΚΚΑΡΘΥ ΚΑΙ ΧΙΛΙΑ ΔΥΟ ΑΛΛΑ.ΑΠΑΡΙΑΤΗΤΟ ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΜΑ ΓΙΑ ΟΣΟΥΣ ΑΣΧΟΛΟΥΝΤΑΙ ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΧΩ ΒΙΒΛΙΟ ΣΥΓΚΛΟΝΙΣΤΗΚΟ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΟΜΑΚΤΙΚΟ ΔΕΝ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΜΟΝΟ ΟΤΙ ΜΑΘΑΙΝΕΙς ΤΙς ΙΔΙΟΤΡΟΠΙΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΜΠΡΑΝΤΟ ΑΛΛΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΤΕΧΝΙΚΕΣ ΤΟΥ.ΕΙΝΑΙ ΟΤΙ ΠΕΡΝΑΕΙ ΟΛΗ ΑΥΤΗ Η ΤΑΡΑΧΩΔΗ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΠΑΡΑΣΚΗΝΙΟ ΣΕ ΜΕΡΙΚΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΙΣ ΚΑΛΥΤΕΡΕΣ ΤΑΙΝΙΕΣ ΟΛΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΕΠΟΧΩΝ ΟΠΩΣ Ο ΝΟΝΟΣ Η ΑΠΟΚΑΛΥΨΗ ΤΩΡΑ Η ΑΝΤΑΡΙΣΑ ΤΟΥ ΜΠΑΟΥΝΤΥ ΟΙ ΤΣΑΚΩΜΟΙ ΤΟΥ ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΚΟΠΟΛΑ ,ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΤΣΑΠΛΙΝ ,ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΤΖΕΣΙΚΑ ΤΑΝΤΥ ΤΟΝ ΤΕΝΕΣΥ ΓΟΥΙΛΙΑΜΣ ,ΟΙ ΣΧΕΣΕΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΜΟΝΡΟΕ,Η ΠΕΡΙΟΔΟΣ ΜΑΚΚΑΡΘΥ ΚΑΙ ΧΙΛΙΑ ΔΥΟ ΑΛΛΑ.ΑΠΑΡΙΑΤΗΤΟ ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΜΑ ΓΙΑ ΟΣΟΥΣ ΑΣΧΟΛΟΥΝΤΑΙ ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΧΩΡΟ ΤΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ.Μόνο σοκαρισμένος μπορεί να μείνει κανείς διαβάζοντας την βιογραφία αυτού του Τιτάνα της υποκριτικής.Το συγκλονιστικό δεν είναι ότι στην ηλικία των 20 πηδούσε την κορυφαία δασκάλα υποκριτικής στον κόσμο ,την περίφημη Στελα Αντλερ , αλλά και την δεκαεξαχρονη κόρη της (όχι μαζι) ,αλλα ο τελειως ελεινος και τρισαθλιος χαρακτήρας του χωρίς να σέβεται κανέναν. Είχε ανοιχτή την πόρτα από την τουαλέτα στα καμαρίνια του θεάτρου για να μπορεί να συνομιλεί με επισκέπτες και μερικές φορές έβγαινε από την τουαλέτα χωρίς να χρησιμοποιεί χαρτί.Φορούσε γυναικεία εσώρουχα Δεν πλενονταν και συχνά μύριζε.Χαιδευονταν στα καμαρίνια λίγο πριν βγει στην σκηνή και η στυση του φαινονταν στο κοινο γιατι φορουσε στενα παντελονια και πηδάγε τις θ αυμαστριες του στα καμαρίνια ανάμεσα στις εμφανίσεις του (20 λεπτά περιπου).Και από την άλλη αυτός που τον καλούσαν σε αριστοκρατική πάρτυ και πήγαινε με αθλητικά παπούτσια χωρίς να μιλησειψσε άνθρωπο όλη την βραδιά,μα κυρίως αυτός που απερψε προσφορά 3.000 δολαρίων την εβδομάδα ( το 1945!) Απο την MGM σε επταετες συμβόλαιο γιατί ήθελε να επιλεγεί αυτός τους ρόλους. Όχι χαζοκωμωδιες όχι πλούσια ρομάντζο όχι θεάματα τύπου ΝτεΜιλ!!! Ήταν οι όροι του !!!Έχω διαβάσει πολλές βιογραφίες των μεγαλύτερων προσωπικοτήτων του κόσμου. (Τσάπλιν Μπετόβεν Μότσαρτ Σαίξπηρ Νοστογιεφσκι Μπρους Λι Γκασπαρωφ για τους μεγάλους Τζαζιστες αθλητες ζωγράφους επιστήμονες.Τίποτα και κανένας δεν μπορεί να συγκριθεί με Τον Μαρλον Μπαρντό.Διαβάζοντας το καταλαβαίνεις ότι ίσως άξιζε όλη αυτήν τη δυστυχία που πέρασε και μόνο μια φράση που ειπε καποιος είναι αληθινή."Ο Μαρλον Μπραντο θα μπορούσε να κάνει ότι θέλει.Προτίμησε όμως το αντιθετο"

  2. 5 out of 5

    Addicted to Books

    Leaning in on a 3.5 stars read! I slowly read a chapter every day to take in the material slowly. I felt with the copious amount of research material he had at hand, he could have done a way better job! The big is over a thousand pages long and still I don't think Peter Manso captured the essence of Marlon Brando. Review coming up Leaning in on a 3.5 stars read! I slowly read a chapter every day to take in the material slowly. I felt with the copious amount of research material he had at hand, he could have done a way better job! The big is over a thousand pages long and still I don't think Peter Manso captured the essence of Marlon Brando. Review coming up

  3. 4 out of 5

    Max Woods

    One of my favorite books. Read it when I was a teenager and it really changed me. I know it sounds crazy that a book about an actor can change anyone,but it really did. It showed someone who was completely fearless and original and sensitive and brutal.I remember wanting to be an actor after reading this(I was 17).The acting did'nt happen but wanting to be original and to live life fearlessly has endured. One of my favorite books. Read it when I was a teenager and it really changed me. I know it sounds crazy that a book about an actor can change anyone,but it really did. It showed someone who was completely fearless and original and sensitive and brutal.I remember wanting to be an actor after reading this(I was 17).The acting did'nt happen but wanting to be original and to live life fearlessly has endured.

  4. 5 out of 5

    The Lusty Literate

    Super long and exhaustive. He loved women but never got it right. He loved sex and conquest and was never satisfied. He was a gifted actor. You couldn't touch his talent. He was troubled and flawed. He suffered. I was captivated and sort of disgusted. Then I read his autobiography and realized he was nuts! And probably not that smart. He did have great creative instinct- but I think that was the crazy. Super long and exhaustive. He loved women but never got it right. He loved sex and conquest and was never satisfied. He was a gifted actor. You couldn't touch his talent. He was troubled and flawed. He suffered. I was captivated and sort of disgusted. Then I read his autobiography and realized he was nuts! And probably not that smart. He did have great creative instinct- but I think that was the crazy.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Scott

    There have been many books about Marlon Brando, but this is near the top. There seem to be many sides to him, from father, raconteur, political activist, island owner, & lastly, an actor who lampooned his craft as often as he was the greatest actor. He’s even said that if he weren’t an actor he probably would’ve been a con artist. Brando fascinates me the he most as someone who lived a wide spectrum of human experience, from ignorance to wisdom, joy to sadness, comedic to tragic, & egotism to be There have been many books about Marlon Brando, but this is near the top. There seem to be many sides to him, from father, raconteur, political activist, island owner, & lastly, an actor who lampooned his craft as often as he was the greatest actor. He’s even said that if he weren’t an actor he probably would’ve been a con artist. Brando fascinates me the he most as someone who lived a wide spectrum of human experience, from ignorance to wisdom, joy to sadness, comedic to tragic, & egotism to being noble.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Adam Gossman

    1000 pages of how Brando was a good actor but a horrible human being. Brando didn’t want it published. I can see why. If I was not so obsessive about my collection I’d gladly toss this into be recycled.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Joanne Cheek

    Could have been shorter. Too much unnecessary detail dragged into 1,111 pages.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Grace

    Fascinating, although I do think parts of it could be trimmed.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Maryann Zulueta

    Five stars

  10. 5 out of 5

    John King

    Sprawling 1100 pages of Brando which unfortunately ends 10 years before his death.

  11. 5 out of 5

    RunRachelRun

    No kidding, I spent my Junior Year Abroad with the Sweet Briar Program. Anyway, we all had host families. At the meeting in which we were all meeting our host family, there was this woman who was looking at me very strangely - she said she thought she knew me, that I was this girl who lived in Paris, who was known to be an illegitimate daughter of Le Brando. Anyway, apart from that frisson, this is a compelling book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Tom Walsh

    couldn't read the entire work. couldn't hold the entire work too long (my hands hurt!) So I picked out my fav films of his and read about them: "On the Waterfront", "Godfather", "Streetcar." He had an artistic Mother, who was in the theatre, but a crazy life otherwise. He, to me, remains the penultimate actor. couldn't read the entire work. couldn't hold the entire work too long (my hands hurt!) So I picked out my fav films of his and read about them: "On the Waterfront", "Godfather", "Streetcar." He had an artistic Mother, who was in the theatre, but a crazy life otherwise. He, to me, remains the penultimate actor.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Marmar

    Brilliant book with impressive extensive research...it's not a sugarcoated fluffy stuff, till now i think it's the ultimate biography of Brando , almost all other Brando biographies copy and paste from this book , i enjoyed the book very much.. Brilliant book with impressive extensive research...it's not a sugarcoated fluffy stuff, till now i think it's the ultimate biography of Brando , almost all other Brando biographies copy and paste from this book , i enjoyed the book very much..

  14. 4 out of 5

    Merriam

    I only got about 500 pages into this (and that's about half way through) when I simply didn't want to read anymore. I'm keeping it for all the information about other people in it, but overall this is a mediocre biography, and certainly not entertaining. I only got about 500 pages into this (and that's about half way through) when I simply didn't want to read anymore. I'm keeping it for all the information about other people in it, but overall this is a mediocre biography, and certainly not entertaining.

  15. 4 out of 5

    David

    The first half gets 4 stars and the second, where it falls into an abyss of disdain, 2. Hence, 3.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jake Landes

    If big books do not scare you, then this book will suit your needs for interesting storytelling. Overall, very descriptive and good book, but too long.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nate H.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rana Fowler

  19. 4 out of 5

    Indy

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Finnigan

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mitch Friedman

  22. 4 out of 5

    Bekah

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sajid Islam

  24. 5 out of 5

    Miss Deed

  25. 5 out of 5

    Justin

  26. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mike

  28. 5 out of 5

    Allison

  29. 4 out of 5

    George

  30. 4 out of 5

    Brian Smallwood

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