Been a while since we’ve had a Hot Man Bein’ Hot of the Day around here and I thought I’d look to remedy that right about now.
Like fellow rebel-imaged hottie James Dean*, Marlon Brando was a complex cat who looked damned fine deviating from the norm.
“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.”
(Interview in the New York Times. July 2, 2004.)
Girls like a boy who plays music.
This picture ain’t just whistlin’ dixie. Marlon Brando holds several patents for drumhead tensioning. That links to one, but the patent office issued others between December 2002 and November 2004.
Marlon Brando: Pussy Magnet.
Girls like a boy who reads.
“With women, I’ve got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end. I slip the loop around their necks so they can’t get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.”
Mr. Brando’s legally wedded snakes: Anna Kashfi (1957–1959)Movita Castaneda (1960–1962)Tarita Teriipia (1962–1972)
“He gave us our freedom. … When Marlon dies, everybody moves up one.”
(Jack Nicholson, on Brando’s import in the history of actors.)
Mr. Brando passed away on July 1, 2004 at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California of respiratory failure from pulminary fibrosis, brought on by numerous causes. R.I.P.
I promise to revisit Marlon Brando another Hot Man Bein’ Hot etc day because I’ve got loads more pictures.
*On October 1, my Complete James Dean DVD box set arrives, along with an Audrey set. Anticipaaation.
**All pictures via fuckyeahmarlonbrando on the tumblr, a beautiful must for Brando fans.