I loved Brando in my youth. He was gorgeous in the 1950s and early 60s. Talented and boy did he love to fuck, allegedly. He is certainly a vintage beefcake.
Marlon Brando screen test, 1962
|by Anonymous||reply 72||November 20, 2023 8:50 PM|
His looks really took a hit in the 60s. He was just one of those guys that look good in their early 20s because youth carried them, but once that wears off the hair went, the face went and the body went.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 16, 2023 5:36 PM|
I hate the term “youth carried them” because there are many unattractive looking young people. He was good looking because he was good looking but didn’t age well
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 16, 2023 5:37 PM|
Yeah, not everyone who is young is attractive.
Tons of college-aged fuggos out there!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 16, 2023 5:42 PM|
It's always hard to believe he came from Nebraska or wherever, he looked like a Roman God for awhile.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 16, 2023 6:02 PM|
Those costume tests really depended on which costume was being tested...and who's wearing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 16, 2023 6:08 PM|
R4 what a stupid comment.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||November 16, 2023 6:09 PM|
Tons of hotties in the Midwest. Many of the hottest movie stars came from there:
- James Dean (Indiana)
- Paul Newman (Ohio)
- Tyrone Power (Ohio)
- Rock Hudson (Illinois)
- Brad Pitt (Missouri)
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 16, 2023 6:11 PM|
Here he is at 49 years old. For my taste he's at his peak here.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 16, 2023 6:11 PM|
R7 most celebs come from the Midwest and south. Most natives of NYC or LA back then didn’t looks like those celebs. Very few did. LA had mostly Mexicans and NYC was very “ethnic” white, not WASPY types.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 16, 2023 6:13 PM|
Allegedly, he and Jackie Kennedy hit the sheets in 1964.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 16, 2023 6:26 PM|
Wasn’t he fucking Quincy Jones or something?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||November 16, 2023 6:29 PM|
In his later years he was fucking burgers and bags of chips.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||November 16, 2023 6:31 PM|
Is it true he was bisexual?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||November 16, 2023 6:32 PM|
No one will know for sure but by many accounts, yes r13.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||November 16, 2023 6:34 PM|
Incidentally, Buddy Rogers (Kansas) and Richard Arlen (Minnesota) stars of the very first Best Picture winner WINGS (1927) were from the Midwest.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||November 16, 2023 7:15 PM|
I never thought his voice suited his looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 16, 2023 7:19 PM|
Conrad Nagel, the pride of Keokuk, Iowa.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||November 16, 2023 7:20 PM|
That’s not a screen test.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 16, 2023 7:27 PM|
That looks so fake.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||November 16, 2023 7:46 PM|
I think because it's been colorized, no?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||November 16, 2023 7:48 PM|
Why is Brando doing a screen test for Native #1 in 1962?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||November 16, 2023 8:19 PM|
It's a screen test for the costume, not for Mr. Brando.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 16, 2023 8:23 PM|
This is an actual screen test:
|by Anonymous||reply 23||November 16, 2023 8:27 PM|
Hated his voice
|by Anonymous||reply 24||November 16, 2023 8:29 PM|
[quote]I think because it's been colorized, no?
It hasn't been colorized, r20. You wouldn't do a black & white costume test for a color film.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||November 16, 2023 9:26 PM|
Is there any doubt they boned before or after this? Supposedly Brando had some kind of relationship with one or the other, too, maybe both.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 16, 2023 9:35 PM|
He may have looked like this at the beginning of production, but I think by filming, Bud was his usual bloated '60s self... And did he actually sport this get up in the movie?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||November 16, 2023 9:39 PM|
Some people can gain weight and still look okay. Most do not. Marlon's looks went to shit once he got fatter.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||November 16, 2023 9:45 PM|
Brando in Streetcar …:pass the smelling salts !
|by Anonymous||reply 29||November 16, 2023 9:52 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||November 16, 2023 9:56 PM|
Brando in Streetcar could fuck me and kill me afterward. Not so much around 15 years later. Pretty much the cutoff for me with Brando was Reflections In A Golden Eye. After that, nope, unless there was money involved.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||November 16, 2023 9:59 PM|
He still looked okay in Last Tango in Paris but that's the last time I thought he was hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||November 16, 2023 10:13 PM|
I just saw this article. As usual Barbra seems to assume any man crossing her path wants to bang her. Reality, or the imagination of a narcissistic mind? We may never know.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||November 16, 2023 10:15 PM|
And to think that the great James Baldwin got dicked down by A Streetcar Named Desire Brando. Lucky bitch!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||November 16, 2023 10:17 PM|
Was it Shelley Winters or Rita Moreno who wrote that Brando’s natural scent was pleasantly intoxicating?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||November 16, 2023 10:20 PM|
It drove Rita crazy!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||November 16, 2023 10:24 PM|
I think Rita Moreno attempted suicide over Brando.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||November 16, 2023 10:27 PM|
Oh that Rita!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||November 16, 2023 10:38 PM|
Oh how I wish those Streetcar outtakes were just a little more interesting! But thanks for posting them, r30. What a brilliant film and lucky are we to have it as a record of his performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||November 16, 2023 10:40 PM|
That's not a screen test, it's a costume test. Different animals. Screen tests are done to make sure an actor is good for the part. Costume tests are done when the art has been cast for the clothes, hair and make-up.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||November 16, 2023 10:52 PM|
Also, screen tests are on film or video, not on photos.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||November 16, 2023 10:53 PM|
I'm not surprised to see he suffered from Morton's Toe. Something had to balance out his beautiful face.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||November 16, 2023 10:58 PM|
Is it a screen test of the costume or is it merely a photo for continuity purposes (gotta keep those folds the same in every shot!). Screen tests for costumes were usually done on film, not as stills, as everyone wanted to see how the costume moved. Especially a costume like this one that could easily go astray in movement..
|by Anonymous||reply 43||November 16, 2023 11:01 PM|
Brando was so hot in this. Nice ass, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||November 16, 2023 11:18 PM|
Lots of hot photos of him on this site.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||November 17, 2023 1:37 AM|
Brando about to be slapped by wife Anna Kashfi at their divorce proceeding.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||November 17, 2023 1:46 AM|
[quote]I hate the term “youth carried them” because there are many unattractive looking young people.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||November 17, 2023 1:49 AM|
I shall play Superman's father as though he is a giant bagel floating in space.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||November 17, 2023 2:05 AM|
It was a costume test. But you all know what OP meant.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||November 17, 2023 2:31 AM|
R43 in the sense that anyone on DL would know or understand, a costume test is NOT the same as a screen test. It’s that simple.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||November 17, 2023 2:42 AM|
I never said it was a screen test, r50. Are you confused?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||November 17, 2023 2:55 AM|
And I didn’t say that you did. Duh—
|by Anonymous||reply 52||November 17, 2023 3:22 AM|
James Dean never did it for me. It’s always been Brando. I consider him one of the sexiest men who ever lived. That face alone is boner-inducing. His physical decline in his later years was sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||November 17, 2023 3:48 AM|
How come his son turned out so hideous? Christian looked like Tori Spelling.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||November 17, 2023 4:02 AM|
R54, One of Christian Brando’s best friends was porn star Bill Cable.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||November 17, 2023 4:07 AM|
Bill Cable . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 56||November 17, 2023 4:09 AM|
More Bill Cable . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 57||November 17, 2023 4:10 AM|
[quote] Is it true he was bisexual? No one will know for sure but by many accounts, yes
In 1976, he told a French journalist, "Homosexuality is so much in fashion, it no longer makes news. Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences, and I am not ashamed. I have never paid much attention to what people think about me. But if there is someone who is convinced that Jack Nicholson and I are lovers, may they continue to do so. I find it amusing."
|by Anonymous||reply 58||November 17, 2023 5:09 AM|
Bernard Herschel Schwartz and Betty Joan Perske were gorgeous New York jews.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||November 17, 2023 5:30 AM|
OP pic is the only one I’ve seen that makes him remotely attractive to me. I don’t like his acting much either.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||November 17, 2023 6:07 AM|
I hate his acting. Mumble,mumble, mumble. I'll take someone I can understand over him anytime. But he sure was pretty once.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||November 17, 2023 5:42 PM|
R54: “ How come his son turned out so hideous? Christian looked like Tori Spelling.”
How come his son turned out so hideous? Christian looked like he ate Tori Spelling.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||November 17, 2023 7:24 PM|
R35 There again La Winters was a pig.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||November 17, 2023 7:56 PM|
R8 that’s one hard looking 49 year old. Booze, herpes, and cigarettes?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||November 17, 2023 8:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||November 17, 2023 9:06 PM|
R54 because he kept breeding with less attractive women. He himself was like fresh playdough in the 50s, but by the 60s he was looking rough. So Brando was just a cute guy in his 20s and turned basic with a little age. He was never THAT good looking for long.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||November 18, 2023 3:29 PM|
[quote]that’s one hard looking 49 year old.
With charisma for days.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||November 18, 2023 4:52 PM|
He always had barrels of charisma, and a physical potency. Like Richard Burton, he visually read as very male.
I had the misfortune of catching Johnny Depp’s abysmal directing effort The Brave on TV. The single 5 minute period of note was Marlon Brando’s appearance. He rolls into frame in a wheelchair (presumably he couldn’t be bothered to walk) delivers a 5 minute speech that he likely made up on the spot and rolls out. And he’s utterly charming.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||November 18, 2023 4:56 PM|
R9 New york stud was Woody Allen.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||November 18, 2023 5:49 PM|
[quote]He himself was like fresh playdough in the 50s, but by the 60s he was looking rough. So Brando was just a cute guy in his 20s and turned basic with a little age. He was never THAT good looking for long.
A rose will bloom
It then will fade
So does a youth
So does the fairest maid
|by Anonymous||reply 70||November 18, 2023 6:09 PM|
R8 Don't forget ice cream.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||November 20, 2023 8:48 PM|
Ice cream with extra butter fat! ;)
|by Anonymous||reply 72||November 20, 2023 8:50 PM|