October 12, 2007
I should probably be posting this at a more apt time…when something like a retrospective of Brando’s magnificent work/Brando’s anniversary crops up but I’m fresh out of excuses and to be perfectly honest, I reckon anytime of day/year is perfectly suitable for a spot of Brando admiration.

Arguably the most influential actor of all time, Brando evoked such feeling whether it be fury or untamed lust. Above all, the temperamental Brando brought a very unique and intense passion to his work. A sound role-model, don’ t you think?-wife-beating and mafia-matters aside.

Brando as the fiery yet tender Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire-wearing that tight-fit crew neck that was to symbolize lean and mean for some time.

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As Don Corleone in The Godfather for which he won an Academy Award. Sicilian mafia-style never looked so sharp.

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Last Tango in Paris seems to be getting a lot of attention from the femmes right now due to Maria Schneider’s apparel. However, Brando’s Paul should also be given due credit. A suave 70s style that incorporates structured jackets, tailored pants, woolen ties and that ever-present crew tee. That is of course when they’re actually wearing something.

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Images from SMH, Wikipedia & Britannica

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  • Allure October 13, 2007 at 10:12 am

    Yes, I will link you. By the way, Marlon Brando is my all time favourite actor, and a street car named desire is one of my favourite films.Great post.

  • riz October 15, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    He is so enigmatic as Kowalski in Streetcar. An undoubtable style icon. He was so diesel in that film and yet so vulnerable and fragile even. You have inspired me to do a post soon about this…more soon!!

  • Bobble Bee November 3, 2007 at 2:36 am

    oddly enough yesterday i saw last Tango in Paris for the first time and I’m still trying to recover… such a wonderful movie, and Brandon is OVER-THE-TOP.