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Marlon Brando screen test, 1962

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.

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by Anonymousreply 82March 30, 2024 3:32 AM

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 Anonymousreply 1November 16, 2023 4:36 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 Anonymousreply 2November 16, 2023 4:37 PM

Yeah, not everyone who is young is attractive.

Tons of college-aged fuggos out there!

by Anonymousreply 3November 16, 2023 4:42 PM

It's always hard to believe he came from Nebraska or wherever, he looked like a Roman God for awhile.

by Anonymousreply 4November 16, 2023 5:02 PM

Those costume tests really depended on which costume was being tested...and who's wearing it.

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by Anonymousreply 5November 16, 2023 5:08 PM

R4 what a stupid comment.

by Anonymousreply 6November 16, 2023 5:09 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 Anonymousreply 7November 16, 2023 5:11 PM

Here he is at 49 years old. For my taste he's at his peak here.


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by Anonymousreply 8November 16, 2023 5:11 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 Anonymousreply 9November 16, 2023 5:13 PM

Allegedly, he and Jackie Kennedy hit the sheets in 1964.

by Anonymousreply 10November 16, 2023 5:26 PM

Wasn’t he fucking Quincy Jones or something?

by Anonymousreply 11November 16, 2023 5:29 PM

In his later years he was fucking burgers and bags of chips.

by Anonymousreply 12November 16, 2023 5:31 PM

Is it true he was bisexual?

by Anonymousreply 13November 16, 2023 5:32 PM

No one will know for sure but by many accounts, yes r13.

by Anonymousreply 14November 16, 2023 5:34 PM

Incidentally, Buddy Rogers (Kansas) and Richard Arlen (Minnesota) stars of the very first Best Picture winner WINGS (1927) were from the Midwest.

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by Anonymousreply 15November 16, 2023 6:15 PM

I never thought his voice suited his looks.

by Anonymousreply 16November 16, 2023 6:19 PM

Conrad Nagel, the pride of Keokuk, Iowa.

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by Anonymousreply 17November 16, 2023 6:20 PM

That’s not a screen test.

by Anonymousreply 18November 16, 2023 6:27 PM

That looks so fake.

by Anonymousreply 19November 16, 2023 6:46 PM

I think because it's been colorized, no?

by Anonymousreply 20November 16, 2023 6:48 PM

Why is Brando doing a screen test for Native #1 in 1962?

by Anonymousreply 21November 16, 2023 7:19 PM

It's a screen test for the costume, not for Mr. Brando.

by Anonymousreply 22November 16, 2023 7:23 PM

This is an actual screen test:

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by Anonymousreply 23November 16, 2023 7:27 PM

Hated his voice

by Anonymousreply 24November 16, 2023 7:29 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 Anonymousreply 25November 16, 2023 8:26 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.

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by Anonymousreply 26November 16, 2023 8:35 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 Anonymousreply 27November 16, 2023 8:39 PM

Some people can gain weight and still look okay. Most do not. Marlon's looks went to shit once he got fatter.

by Anonymousreply 28November 16, 2023 8:45 PM

Brando in Streetcar …:pass the smelling salts !

by Anonymousreply 29November 16, 2023 8:52 PM
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by Anonymousreply 30November 16, 2023 8:56 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 Anonymousreply 31November 16, 2023 8:59 PM

He still looked okay in Last Tango in Paris but that's the last time I thought he was hot.

by Anonymousreply 32November 16, 2023 9:13 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.

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by Anonymousreply 33November 16, 2023 9:15 PM

And to think that the great James Baldwin got dicked down by A Streetcar Named Desire Brando. Lucky bitch!

by Anonymousreply 34November 16, 2023 9:17 PM

Was it Shelley Winters or Rita Moreno who wrote that Brando’s natural scent was pleasantly intoxicating?

by Anonymousreply 35November 16, 2023 9:20 PM

It drove Rita crazy!

by Anonymousreply 36November 16, 2023 9:24 PM

I think Rita Moreno attempted suicide over Brando.

by Anonymousreply 37November 16, 2023 9:27 PM

Oh that Rita!

by Anonymousreply 38November 16, 2023 9:38 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 Anonymousreply 39November 16, 2023 9:40 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 Anonymousreply 40November 16, 2023 9:52 PM

Also, screen tests are on film or video, not on photos.

by Anonymousreply 41November 16, 2023 9:53 PM

I'm not surprised to see he suffered from Morton's Toe. Something had to balance out his beautiful face.

by Anonymousreply 42November 16, 2023 9:58 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 Anonymousreply 43November 16, 2023 10:01 PM

Brando was so hot in this. Nice ass, too.

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by Anonymousreply 44November 16, 2023 10:18 PM

Lots of hot photos of him on this site.

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by Anonymousreply 45November 17, 2023 12:37 AM

Brando about to be slapped by wife Anna Kashfi at their divorce proceeding.

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by Anonymousreply 46November 17, 2023 12:46 AM

[quote]I hate the term “youth carried them” because there are many unattractive looking young people.

I present:

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by Anonymousreply 47November 17, 2023 12:49 AM

I shall play Superman's father as though he is a giant bagel floating in space.

by Anonymousreply 48November 17, 2023 1:05 AM

It was a costume test. But you all know what OP meant.

by Anonymousreply 49November 17, 2023 1:31 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 Anonymousreply 50November 17, 2023 1:42 AM

I never said it was a screen test, r50. Are you confused?

by Anonymousreply 51November 17, 2023 1:55 AM

And I didn’t say that you did. Duh—

by Anonymousreply 52November 17, 2023 2:22 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.

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by Anonymousreply 53November 17, 2023 2:48 AM

How come his son turned out so hideous? Christian looked like Tori Spelling.

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by Anonymousreply 54November 17, 2023 3:02 AM

R54, One of Christian Brando’s best friends was porn star Bill Cable.

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by Anonymousreply 55November 17, 2023 3:07 AM

Bill Cable . . .

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by Anonymousreply 56November 17, 2023 3:09 AM

More Bill Cable . . .

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by Anonymousreply 57November 17, 2023 3:10 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 Anonymousreply 58November 17, 2023 4:09 AM

Bernard Herschel Schwartz and Betty Joan Perske were gorgeous New York jews.

by Anonymousreply 59November 17, 2023 4:30 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 Anonymousreply 60November 17, 2023 5:07 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 Anonymousreply 61November 17, 2023 4:42 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 Anonymousreply 62November 17, 2023 6:24 PM

R35 There again La Winters was a pig.

by Anonymousreply 63November 17, 2023 6:56 PM

R8 that’s one hard looking 49 year old. Booze, herpes, and cigarettes?

by Anonymousreply 64November 17, 2023 7:02 PM

R64 Yes

by Anonymousreply 65November 17, 2023 8:06 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 Anonymousreply 66November 18, 2023 2:29 PM

[quote]that’s one hard looking 49 year old.

With charisma for days.

by Anonymousreply 67November 18, 2023 3:52 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 Anonymousreply 68November 18, 2023 3:56 PM

R9 New york stud was Woody Allen.

by Anonymousreply 69November 18, 2023 4:49 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 Anonymousreply 70November 18, 2023 5:09 PM

R8 Don't forget ice cream.

by Anonymousreply 71November 20, 2023 7:48 PM

Ice cream with extra butter fat! ;)

by Anonymousreply 72November 20, 2023 7:50 PM

Bump since a certain retard stole this from VintageBeefcake.

by Anonymousreply 73March 29, 2024 11:07 PM

I'd do him.

In either thread.

by Anonymousreply 74March 29, 2024 11:28 PM

And there's the famous photo of him sucking Wally Cox' cock.

by Anonymousreply 75March 30, 2024 12:01 AM

[quote]boy did he love to fuck

Everybody but Elaine Stritch and Lassie!

by Anonymousreply 76March 30, 2024 12:25 AM

Arf! Arf arf arf!

by Anonymousreply 77March 30, 2024 12:28 AM

*drops towel, said towel gets hooked on the way down*

by Anonymousreply 78March 30, 2024 12:52 AM

He skipped leg day clearly.

by Anonymousreply 79March 30, 2024 1:21 AM

I always assumed he was at least partly Italian, but apparently he was mostly German and northern European. (His ancester was a German by the name of Brandau, which would have been pronounced Brahndow, but that was obviously changed through the centuries to Brando (Brandough). He was obviously sex on a stick throughout the 50s and early 60s, but clearly no one warned him to eat healthy foods and exercise daily. He would have turned 50 in 1974 and he looked every second of it if not even older. I've often thought that movie stars have it tough, because they are constantly confronted by pictures of them in their physical prime. The rest of us can put those albums in the bottom of the pile and just be the age we are instead of constantly comparing ourselves to what we once looked like.

by Anonymousreply 80March 30, 2024 2:18 AM

By 1980 he was Brand-dough...

by Anonymousreply 81March 30, 2024 2:42 AM

What he wore in the decades before he was wearing caftans for leisure-wear

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