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Marlon Brando


Real painters grunt, like Marlon Brando.
Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  legendary U.S. actor known for such films as The Godfather (1924-2004)
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In 1999, Brando was named the fourth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.
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  • Real painters grunt, like Marlon Brando.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Or somebody might be singing and she’ll point to a few clouds: Look, Marlon Brando.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • No book tour for a first novel, but Geraldo Rivera and Good Morning America did a short piece on the novel at Marlon Brando’s suggestion.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • I saw a movie with Marlon Brando once about a couple in Paris who did it.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire

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  • Before I could even put my britches on my momma and Aunt Gracie Juanita had jerked it open, ripped me out of the bathroom and shoved me, naked as Marlon Brando, out into the hotel courtyard, where people stared in obvious wonder at why those two women had hurled a naked eleven-year-old boy out of their Castaway Cottage.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Remember Terry Malloy, the tormented former boxer played by Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront?
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Rufino has taken to raising pigeons in wire-mesh cages in their backyard the way he saw Marlon Brando do in On the Waterfront.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • …celebrated disorder, terrified families and small children instead of trying to sell them burgers, took drugs, sold drugs, and injected into American pop culture an anger and a darkness and a fashion statement — T-shirts and torn jeans, black leather jackets and boots, long hair, facial hair, swastikas, silver skull rings and other satanic trinkets, earrings, nose rings, body piercings, and tattoos — that would influence a long line of rebels from Marlon Brando to Marilyn Manson.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
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