Marlon Brando Quotes (51 quotes)
“The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.”
Marlon Brando: The Only Contender, Gary Carey (1985), Ch.13
“I don't think I was constructed to be monogamous. I don't think it's the nature of any man to be monogamous. Men are propelled by genetically ordained impulses over which they have no control to distribute their seed.”
1994 statement, as quoted in Kosher Sex : A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy (2000) by Shmuley Boteach
“There's a line in the picture where he snarls, Nobody tells me what to do. That's exactly how I've felt all my life.”
Marlon Brando, Portraits and Film Stills 1946-1995 (1996) Speaking about the film The Wild One (1953).
“This picture will try to show the Nazism is a matter of mind, not geography, and that there are Nazis — and people of good will — in every country. The world can't spend its life looking over its shoulder and nursing hatreds. There would be no progress that way.”
At a press conference for The Young Lions in Berlin; republished in Marlon Brando, Portraits and Film Stills 1946-1995 (1996)
“Acting is the least mysterious of all crafts. Whenever we want something from somebody or when we want to hide something or pretend, we're acting. Most people do it all day long.”
New York Times (July 2, 2004)
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Born: April 3, 1924
Died: July 1, 2004 (aged 80)
Bio: Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American screen and stage actor who was considered to be one of the most important actors in American cinema. Brando was one of only three professional actors, along with Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe, named by Time magazine as one of its 100 Persons of the Century in 1999.
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