Friday, July 02, 2004

Marlon Brando dies at age 80

Friday, July 02, 2004
The story.

While Brando has not done much of note in the past decade (the passable The Score aside), he is one of Hollywood's legendary actors. He could have been the greatest ever (some say he was), but after roles in On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, Guys and Dolls, The Godfather, and Apocalypse Now, he just sort of disappeared in the 1980's. While these films are enough to cement any man's legacy, when Brando made his return in the late 80's, he was in a string of disappointing movies, of which i have only seen one or two. Brando walked away from Hollywood when he was on the top of his game (though it can be said that by Apocalypse Now he was already out. When he was in his prime, the man was simply a wonder. I can only wish that he would have held on to his passion and continued to the level of work that he was capable of. What a filmography he would have had!

Good night, Mr. Brando. You shall be missed.


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