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Author: Patricia Bosworth Narrator: Edward Holland Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2001 ISBN: 9781415911402
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Following his development from moody Oklahoma teenager to the method-trained star to the eccentric recluse of his later years, Patricia Bosworth offers a penetrating look at Marlon Brando’s evolving persona: the volcanic Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, the sensitive rebel in The Wild Ones, the iconic Don Corleone in The Godfather. Bosworth probes Brando’s alcoholic parents’ influence on his acting, his decades of psychoanalysis, and his tumultuous personal relationships. Here, from rebellious unknown to reluctant idol to falling star, is the complex charismatic genius who changed the face of acting.
 
“A vivid reminder of the personal and professional highlights of Brando's life.”—Publishers Weekly Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • One of the 2001 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake | 12/4/2013

    " A straight-forward account of the weird, zany life of one of the greatest actors who ever lived "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neil | 5/10/2013

    " Marlon Brando was pretty much a good looking jerk who stole a friend's ashes from his (the dead guy) wife. But he was great in the Godfather so it makes everything alright. I enjoyed the book, but it was written with rose colored keys. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 10/16/2012

    " I like him as an actor. That being said, after reading this book I really didn't like him as a person. I can understand some of his pain but he used it as an excuse for his self-indulgence and snobbery. I hope she wasn't trying to put his life in a positive light because she didn't. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick | 9/5/2012

    " As with Bobbie Mason's Elvis Presly book in the same series, this biography is fascinating until he becomes a star, and then it bogs down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake | 1/9/2010

    " A straight-forward account of the weird, zany life of one of the greatest actors who ever lived "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick | 7/21/2007

    " As with Bobbie Mason's Elvis Presly book in the same series, this biography is fascinating until he becomes a star, and then it bogs down. "

About the Author

Patricia Bosworth is an American journalist and biographer living in New York City. A winner of the Front Page Award, she has taught at Columbia University and Barnard College. She is the author of several bestselling biographies. Her Diane Arbus biography, a New York Times bestseller, inspired the 2006 film Fur, starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr.

About the Narrator

Edward Holland is an audiobook narrator whose credits include Confessions of a Spy, Vietnam, and How to Read a Book.