Marlon Brando citáty
Datum narození: 3. duben 1924
Datum úmrtí: 1. červenec 2004
Marlon Brando, Jr. byl americký filmový herec a režisér, který je považován za jednu z nejvýraznějších hereckých osobností 20. století. Proslul především rolemi ve filmech režiséra Elia Kazana z padesátých let Tramvaj do stanice Touha a V přístavu. Je taktéž dvojnásobným držitelem cen americké filmové akademie za hlavní role ve snímcích Kmotr a V přístavu. Jeho herecký styl inspiroval celou hereckou generaci 50. a 60. let 20. století, včetně Jamese Deana, Paula Newmana, Roberta De Niro, Al Pacina, Jacka Nicholsona, a dalších, přičemž je mu připisován, jak významný vliv na samotné filmové herectví, tak i fakt, že se stal tím nejlepším příkladem tzv. Stanislavského herecké metody, která zdůrazňuje propojení psychických procesů a fyzického jednání, které herci umožňuje propracovat se k ovládnutí a opětovnému navození emocionálních pocitů své postavy, i k racionální kontrole celistvého hereckého výkonu.
Citáty Marlon Brando
Zdroj: [Kdo je větší cvok, Instinkt extra, 2010, červen, 36]
„When I lie on the beach there naked, which I do sometimes, and I feel the wind coming over me and I see the stars up above and I am looking into this very deep, indescribable night, it is something that escapes my vocabulary to describe.“
New York Times (July 2, 2004)
Kontext: When I lie on the beach there naked, which I do sometimes, and I feel the wind coming over me and I see the stars up above and I am looking into this very deep, indescribable night, it is something that escapes my vocabulary to describe. Then I think: 'God, I have no importance. Whatever I do or don't do, or what anybody does, is not more important than the grains of sand that I am lying on, or the coconut that I am using for my pillow.' So I really don't think in the long sense.
1994 statement, as quoted in Kosher Sex : A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy (2000) by Shmuley Boteach
Kontext: 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.
„I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in our culture.“
Songs My Mother Taught Me (1994)
Kontext: I have always considered my life a private affair and the business of no one beyond my family and those I love. Except for moral and political issues that aroused in me a desire to speak out, I have done my utmost throughout my life, for the sake of my children and myself, to remain silent … But now, in my seventieth year, I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in our culture.
„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).
„If a studio offered to pay me as much to sweep the floor as it did to act, I'd sweep the floor. There isn't anything that pays you as well as acting while you decide what the hell you're going to do with yourself. Who cares about the applause? Do I need applause to feel good about myself?“
New York Times (July 2, 2004)
Introduction to The Technique of Acting by Stella Adler (1988)
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„When they laid down their arms, we murdered them. We lied to them. We cheated them out of their lands. We starved them into signing fraudulent agreements that we called treaties which we never kept. We turned them into beggars on a continent that gave life for as long as life can remember. And by any interpretation of history, however twisted, we did not do right. We were not lawful nor were we just in what we did. For them, we do not have to restore these people, we do not have to live up to some agreements, because it is given to us by virtue of our power to attack the rights of others, to take their property, to take their lives when they are trying to defend their land and liberty, and to make their virtues a crime and our own vices virtues.“
Speech for the Academy Awards protesting the treatment of American Indians, written by Brando, as it appeared in the New York Times (March 30, 1973)
„Homosexuality is so much in fashion it no longer makes news. Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences and I am not ashamed. I have never paid much attention to what people think about me. But if there is someone who is convinced that Jack Nicholson and I are lovers, may they continue to do so. I find it amusing.“
As stated to Gary Carey in Brando's 1976 biography The Only Contender
„I was surprised as anyone when T-shirts, jeans and leather jackets suddenly became symbols of rebellion. In the film there was a scene in which somebody asked my character, Johnny, what I was rebelling against, and I answered 'Whaddya got?' But none of us involved in the picture ever imagined that it would instigate or encourage youthful rebellion.“
Speaking about the film The Wild One (1953) in Songs My Mother Taught Me (1994)
„I think awards in this country at this time are inappropriate to be received or given until the condition of the American Indian is drastically altered. If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.“
Speech for the Academy Awards written by Brando as it appeared in the New York Times (March 30, 1973)
„I suppose the story of my life is a search for love, but more than that, I have been looking for a way to repair myself from the damages I suffered early on and to define my obligation, if I had any, to myself and my species.“
New York Times (July 2, 2004)
Rolling Stone Issue No. 213 (May 20, 1976) on Bernardo Bertolucci.
„Chaplin you got to go with. Chaplin is a man whose talents is such that you have to gamble. First off, comedy is his backyard. He's a genius, a cinematic genius. A comedic talent without peer.“
Rolling Stone Issue No. 213 (May 20, 1976) on Charlie Chaplin
„A lot of the old movie stars couldn't act their way out of a box of wet tissue paper, but they were successful because they had distinctive personalities. They were predictable brands of breakfast cereal: on Wednesdays we had Quaker Oats and Gary Cooper; on Fridays we had Wheaties and Clark Gable. They were off-the-shelf products you expected always to be the same, actors and actresses with likable personalities who played themselves more or less the same role the same way every time out.“
„You are very attractive, but the coat you're wearing makes me think you are either a very rich woman or a very rich man's mistress.“
Stated to Ashraf Pahlavi of Iran, as quoted in Faces in a Mirror (1980) by Ashraf Pahlavi, p. 129