Marlon Brando dead at 80

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    R.I.P. Big Poppa :(
     
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    "I am not a Pollack. People from Poland are Poles. They are not Pollacks. But what I am is one hundred percent American. I'm born and raised in the greatest country on this earth and I'm proud of it. And don't you ever call me a Pollack."

    -Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire

    "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."

    "A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man."

    "I never wanted this for you. I work my whole life - I don't apologize - to take care of my family, and I refused to be a fool, dancing on the string held by all those bigshots. I don't apologize - that's my life - but I thought that, that when it was your time, that you would be the one to hold the string. Senator Corleone; Governor Corleone. Well, it wasn't enough time, Michael. It wasn't enough time."

    -Don Corleone, The Godfather

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    I don't know which of these two movies I enjoyed more. Both are American Classics, however, as is Marlon Brando--one of those rare personalities.
     
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    R.I.P. :(
     
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    oh no :( Another one of the good ones gone. :( :( :(
     
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    we've lost much of that golden generation now haven't we?

    is anyone left? :confused:
     
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    I know what you mean, Nato - its so saddening
     
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    Bio and credits: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000008/

    Brando as Kurtz in "Apocolypse Now":

    I've seen horrors... horrors that you've seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that... but you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face... and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies. I remember when I was with Special Forces. Seems a thousand centuries ago. We went into a camp to inoculate the children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for Polio, and this old man came running after us and he was crying. He couldn't see. We went back there and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile. A ile of little arms. And I remember... I... I... I cried. I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out. I didn't know what I wanted to do. And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want to forget. And then I realized... like I was shot... like I was shot with a diamond... a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought: My God... the genius of that. The genius. The will to do that. Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were stronger than we. Because they could stand that these were not monsters. These were men... trained cadres. These men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love... but they had the strength... the strength... to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral... and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling... without passion... without judgment... without judgment. Because it's judgment that defeats us.
     
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    Heavy lines...
    I forgot that he was in Apocolypse Now.
     
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    dark movie - but for me, even in the limited role he was in, I think it one of his best. He nailed the emotion and feeling of the character.
     
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    He was cool. Most people don't know his named was changed from Brandeau, and that he's actually english, irish, and french. I used to think he was Italian after the Godfather movies but he's not.
     

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