(Susan King’s article appeared in the Los Angeles Times, 7/25; via the Drudge Report.)

"Listen to me, Marlon… This is one part of yourself speaking to another part of yourself. Listen to the sound of my voice and trust me. You know I have your interests at heart."

— Excerpt from a self-hypnosis tape recorded in 1996 by Marlon Brando

By any measure, Marlon Brando was one of the most influential actors in the history of cinema.

His powerful acting style and undeniable charisma have mesmerized generations of filmgoers, with unforgettable roles in such movies as "On the Waterfront," "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "The Godfather." A generation of American actors studied — if not actually copied — his every move on-screen. He was like no one else.


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