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Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Mother Roles and 'The Miracle Worker'

Teresa Wright in 'The Actress': Jean Simmons' mother and Spencer Tracy's wife. Teresa Wright in the 1950s: From Marlon Brando leading lady to spinsters and mother roles in less than five years (See preceding post: “Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out.”) “I'd rather have luck than brains!” Teresa […]


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Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Mother Roles and 'The Miracle Worker'



Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out

Teresa Wright 'The Men' publicity shot. Teresa Wright-Samuel Goldwyn association comes to a nasty end (See preceding post: “Teresa Wright in 'The Best Years of Our Lives': Mammoth Blockbuster Was Career Highlight.”) Whether or not because she was aware that Enchantment wasn't going to be the hit she needed – […]


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Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out



Christopher Reeve 'Superman' Movies and Surprise Oscar Ceremony Speech

Christopher Reeve in 'Superman' 1978: First superhero blockbuster. Christopher Reeve: 'Superman' and his movies Christopher Reeve, Superman in four movies from 1978 to 1987, died ten years ago today, Oct. 10, '14. In 1995, while taking part in a cross-country horse race in Culpeper, Virginia, Reeve was thrown off his […]


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Christopher Reeve 'Superman' Movies and Surprise Oscar Ceremony Speech



Apartheid Movies: From 'Cry, the Beloved Country' to White-Centric 'Cry Freedom' & 'A World Apart'

Cry, the Beloved Country with Canada Lee and Sidney Poitier. Directed by Hungarian-born Zoltan Korda (The Four Feathers, The Jungle Book) from a screenplay by an uncredited John Howard Lawson – one of the Hollywood Ten – the 1951 British-produced version of Alan Paton's classic apartheid novel Cry, the Beloved […]


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Apartheid Movies: From 'Cry, the Beloved Country' to White-Centric 'Cry Freedom' & 'A World Apart'



Eva Marie Saint: Katara & Superman + Marlon Brando

Eva Marie Saint: Katara, Superman's mother, Marlon Brando's girlfriend. As found in Arthur Spiegelman's 2006 Reuters article “Eva Marie Saint won't look back,” the Oscar-winning actress “is willing to do everything herself except write her memoirs. 'The most depressing thing is to go back and say me, me and me. […]


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Eva Marie Saint: Katara & Superman + Marlon Brando



Jack Kerouac 'On the Road' with Marlon Brando + Pre-Kristen Stewart Marylou

On the Road's Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac "I'm praying that you'll buy On the Road and make a movie of it. Don't worry about structure. I know how to compress and re-arrange the plot to give it perfectly acceptable movie-type structure: making it into an all-inclusive trip instead of several […]


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Jack Kerouac 'On the Road' with Marlon Brando + Pre-Kristen Stewart Marylou



Russell Crowe Jor-El: 'Man of Steel' Set

Russell Crowe's Jor-El doesn't look at all like Marlon Brando's, as can be attested by Man of Steel on-set pictures found at the Daily Mail (via Flynetpictures.com). As Superman's papa, Crowe looks like a (admittedly, quite well-dressed) medieval wrestler; Brando, for his part, looked like a futuristic grey-haired wise man. […]


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Russell Crowe Jor-El: 'Man of Steel' Set



Marlon Brando Movies: 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

Marlon Brando movies on TCM Marlon Brando is the first star in the 2011 edition of Turner Classic Movies' annual “Summer Under the Stars” series, which kicks off August 1. (See Marlon Brando Movie Schedule below.) Unfortunately, none of the 11 scheduled Marlon Brando movies is a TCM premiere; in […]


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Marlon Brando Movies: 'A Streetcar Named Desire'



Marlon Brando as Jor-El: 'Record-Breaking' 'Superman' Salary

Marlon Brando as Jor-El, Superman Long before Russell Crowe made his first film, Marlon Brando pocketed a reported $3.7 million for two weeks of work on the Richard Donner-directed 1978 version of Superman. Brando's wages made headlines at the time, being reported as the highest amount (per day) ever paid […]


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Marlon Brando as Jor-El: 'Record-Breaking' 'Superman' Salary



Mary Murphy Dies: Marlon Brando 'The Wild One' Love Interest

Mary Murphy, Marlon Brando, The Wild One Mary Murphy, best remembered as motorcycle gang leader Marlon Brando's small-town love interest in The Wild One, died of heart disease May 4 at her home in Beverly Hills. She was 80. Directed by Laslo Benedek, The Wild One was a notch above […]


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Mary Murphy Dies: Marlon Brando 'The Wild One' Love Interest



Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider: LAST TANGO IN PARIS Butter Sex Scene Offensively Ridiculous

Maria Schneider Schneider vs. Bernardo Bertolucci vs. Marlon Brando: Last Tango in Paris Blame Game After Marlon Brando died in 2004, Maria Schneider watched Last Tango in Paris once again and found it “kitsch.” Watching the infamous butter sex/rape scene below, one can see why. The “thrusting, jabbing eroticism” that […]


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Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider: LAST TANGO IN PARIS Butter Sex Scene Offensively Ridiculous



Maria Schneider: Controversial 'Last Tango in Paris' Actress Dies

Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider in Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris. The scandalous film was reviled by Lucille Ball, admired by Robert Altman, and reinterpreted by Ingmar Bergman Maria Schneider, best known for her sex scenes with Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris (1972), died of cancer […]


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Maria Schneider: Controversial 'Last Tango in Paris' Actress Dies



From William A. Wellman to Joe Wright – Non-Nominated Directors: Biggest Oscar Snubs #9a

Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Mutiny on the Bounty Biggest Oscar Snubs #10b: THE PIANO's Michael Nyman, INCEPTION's Lee Smith Below is a partial list of directors whose films were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar – but the directors themselves weren't. William A. Wellman, Wings (1927-28) Edmund Goulding, Grand Hotel […]


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From William A. Wellman to Joe Wright – Non-Nominated Directors: Biggest Oscar Snubs #9a



'The Godfather' Movies: Packard Campus Screenings

Marlon Brando as Don Corleone in The Godfather This week at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation's in Culpeper, Va.: John Cusack stars in Stephen Frears' comedy High Fidelity (2000), in which the owner of a Chicago record store recounts his top five breakups. Francis Ford […]


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'The Godfather' Movies: Packard Campus Screenings



Tyrone Power V: Sexual Orientation Rumors

Mai Zetterling, Tyrone Power. Two two co-starred in the 1957 drama Seven Waves Away / Abandon Ship. Tyrone Power IV: Bisexuality, Cesar Romero Rumors [Right: Tyrone Power in Jesse James.] The other thing that cracks me up – and I've done a study of this – if someone is outed […]


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Tyrone Power V: Sexual Orientation Rumors



Marlon Brando, Marlene Dietrich, Sophia Loren Home Movies

Alfred Hitchcock, wife Alma Reville, daughter Patricia Hitchcock, and dog at home ca. 1941 Paulette Goddard, Betty Grable, Edward G. Robinson, Ginger Rogers, and Natalie Wood's rarely seen home movies will be screened at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' presentation of “Hollywood Home Movies II: Treasures from […]


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Marlon Brando, Marlene Dietrich, Sophia Loren Home Movies



A Tribute to Dick Smith: The Godfather of Special Make-Up Effects

The Godfather: Dick Smith and Al Pacino (top); Smith, Marlon Brando, and Phil Rhodes (bottom) "A Tribute to Dick Smith: The Godfather of Special Make-Up Effects” will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scienceson Wednesday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in […]


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A Tribute to Dick Smith: The Godfather of Special Make-Up Effects



Edmund Purdom: 'The Student Prince' Actor Dies

Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom in The Student Prince Edmund Purdom, best known for his roles in two 1954 productions, the musical The Student Prince and the period epic The Egyptian, died in Rome on Jan. 1. He was 84. Despite his two big mid-1950s hits, the super-handsome, English-born Purdom never […]


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Edmund Purdom: 'The Student Prince' Actor Dies



'Revolutionary Road' Movie: Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet Images + Christopher Plummer Autobiography

Revolutionary Road with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. Directed by Sam Mendes – Winslet's husband and the director of the 1999 Oscar-winning Suburbia Hell effort American Beauty – the dysfunctional suburbia-set Revolutionary Road was adapted to the screen by Justin Haythe, using as his source Richard Yates' 1961 National Book […]


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'Revolutionary Road' Movie: Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet Images + Christopher Plummer Autobiography



Marlon Brando Movies: 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Apocalypse Now'

Friday, August 29, highlights on Turner Classic Movies: Some find Marlon Brando the greatest film actor ever. I'm assuming those people have never watched a movie with Edward G. Robinson, Claude Rains, or Max von Sydow. Anyhow, Brando could be good – or even great. He was excellent in A […]


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Marlon Brando Movies: 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Apocalypse Now'



Movie Quotes' Oscar Poster: Academy Makes Offer You Can't Refuse + 3 Missing Classic Lines

Movie quotes: 2007 Oscar poster celebrates iconic and less-than-iconic bits of film dialogue, from The Great Ziegfeld (1936) to Brokeback Mountain (2005). Somewhat ironically, some of the most memorable movie lines ever uttered actually originated elsewhere; for instance, Marlon Brando's/Don Corleone's “I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse,” […]


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Movie Quotes' Oscar Poster: Academy Makes Offer You Can't Refuse + 3 Missing Classic Lines



Marlon Brando Sister Jocelyn Brando Dies: 'The Big Heat' Car Bomb Victim

Marlon Brando's sister Jocelyn Brando and Linda Bennett in 'The Big Heat.' Marlon Brando sister Jocelyn Brando dies: Car bomb victim in 'The Big Heat' Jocelyn Brando, the older sister of two-time Best Actor Academy Award winner Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront, The Godfather), and a stage, film, and television […]


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Marlon Brando Sister Jocelyn Brando Dies: 'The Big Heat' Car Bomb Victim