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Written by George Englund, this is a moving personal memoir of a 48 year long friendship with Marlon Brando, cinema's quintessential godfather. From their initial meeting right up to the eve of the superstar's death in the summer of 2004, they were in nearly constant contact. Written by George Englund, this is a moving personal memoir of a 48 year long friendship with Marlon Brando, cinema's quintessential godfather. From their initial meeting right up to the eve of the superstar's death in the summer of 2004, they were in nearly constant contact.


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Written by George Englund, this is a moving personal memoir of a 48 year long friendship with Marlon Brando, cinema's quintessential godfather. From their initial meeting right up to the eve of the superstar's death in the summer of 2004, they were in nearly constant contact. Written by George Englund, this is a moving personal memoir of a 48 year long friendship with Marlon Brando, cinema's quintessential godfather. From their initial meeting right up to the eve of the superstar's death in the summer of 2004, they were in nearly constant contact.

40 review for Marlon Brando: The Naked Actor

  1. 5 out of 5

    Laura Jet

    A brilliant insight into the life of Marlon Brando, through the eyes of one of his closest friends George Englund. Englunds writing style is lovely, I really enjoyed his detailed descriptions of Brando, as it painted a clear picture of what Brando was like as a person, showing his real and sometimes surprising personality. you also find out a lot about Englund, and both Brando and Englunds relationships with their fathers. The end of the book made me slightly emotional as their is a lot of talk A brilliant insight into the life of Marlon Brando, through the eyes of one of his closest friends George Englund. Englunds writing style is lovely, I really enjoyed his detailed descriptions of Brando, as it painted a clear picture of what Brando was like as a person, showing his real and sometimes surprising personality. you also find out a lot about Englund, and both Brando and Englunds relationships with their fathers. The end of the book made me slightly emotional as their is a lot of talk of mortality ect, but it was overall a very good book that i highly recommend if you are a fan of Brando's and would like to know about him more in-depth instead of his on screen personality.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Shaun

    Didn't really know anything about MB before reading. An interesting read especially around his trying to avoid the cult of celebrity. His pursuit of this, along with his father issues, made him into a bit an asshole though. Didn't really know anything about MB before reading. An interesting read especially around his trying to avoid the cult of celebrity. His pursuit of this, along with his father issues, made him into a bit an asshole though.

  3. 4 out of 5

    JerryDeanHalleck

    This is memoir by an old Brando friend and business associate. Englund started working for Brando production company in 1957, and later co-produced and directed "The Ugly American". It seems it was a trying experience for both Brando/Englund. After agreeing to never do another film together the two drifted apart, but kept in touch through regular phone calls and occasional meetings. The real break came in 1994 when Brando reneged on a promise to let Englund co-write his memoir. Englund didn't sp This is memoir by an old Brando friend and business associate. Englund started working for Brando production company in 1957, and later co-produced and directed "The Ugly American". It seems it was a trying experience for both Brando/Englund. After agreeing to never do another film together the two drifted apart, but kept in touch through regular phone calls and occasional meetings. The real break came in 1994 when Brando reneged on a promise to let Englund co-write his memoir. Englund didn't speak to Brando until 2004, when Marlon was on his death bed. This book seems to be Englund's revenge. Or maybe its just an honest portrait. Its not very well written as Englund annoyingly switches back and forth from regular narrative, to using present tense. He even creates an imaginary woman to demonstrate how women were seduced and then dumped by Brando. But it has some useful information. For example, it shows the business side of Brando, where he comes off as mercurial, charming, and domineering. While friendly and funny, Brando always has to be No. 1 in every relationship. He's the King and does what he wants, when he wants it. Englund also paints him as a skin-flint - balking at paying "the Help". Englund asks for the industry standard 25% to co-write his memoirs, Brando offers 5%. Brando promises his friends $25,000 to write chapters for his memoirs, but then refuses to pay. As for his Tahitian island, Brando constantly changes his mind, and squashes deal after deal to develop it. He wants the Cash but doesn't want to give up control.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Paul Heneghan

    George Englund and Marlon Brando were best friends from their wild days in post-war New York until Brando's death in 2004. One-time husband of fellow actor Cloris Leachman, he tells beautiful, funny and heartbreaking tales of their friendship and struggles. He tells it like it like it was, from his own first-hand experiences, sans the usual gossipy clutter of the recurring Brando bios. George Englund and Marlon Brando were best friends from their wild days in post-war New York until Brando's death in 2004. One-time husband of fellow actor Cloris Leachman, he tells beautiful, funny and heartbreaking tales of their friendship and struggles. He tells it like it like it was, from his own first-hand experiences, sans the usual gossipy clutter of the recurring Brando bios.

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