Riley directs Listen to Me Marlon, a documentary that features musings taken from more than 300 hours of Brando’s self-recorded audio tapes that the actor had made as preparation for his official biography. The documentary begins in Brando’s childhood, revisiting the actor’s tough relationship with his alcoholic mother and abusive father. It includes his thoughts on films such as Apocalypse Now (he calls early drafts of the script “stupid” and “awful) and Last Tango in Paris (“I realized, you know, you’re naked”), as well as thoughts on his family tragedies.
My pitch (to make the film) was Brando on Brando. I thought it would be amazing to tell it entirely in his own voice, especially because he was so private. It was a Freudian study. He was in psychotherapy most of his life. His life was characterized by his youth. He didn’t want to be like his father but it was inescapable.
Moreno is interviewed by Bathke where she talks about her first meeting with Brando.
I felt heat. I literally felt physical heat.
Walken is interviewed by Letterman on The David Letterman Show.
He wanted to do a musical variety show from his house.
Caan talks to King on Larry King Now about working with Brando.
He was a riot.
Moreno talks about Brando and her relationship with him.
He was a very damaged person.
Cavette talks to Huff Post Live about interviewing Brando back in 1973.
That night was the most stunning night of my life.
Belafonte talks to TV 1 about his friendship and experience with Brando
Marlon and I grew up together.
Carroll talks about a meeting she had with Brando decades earlier.
He gave me a little wack on the rear end.
Landau is interviewed by TCM documentary movie Brando about the legendary star.
He was theatrical, without being theatrical.
Pacino at The Massey Hall Toronto talking about when he first met Brando.
I was trying to impress him.
Pinsent talks to Crouse about the rumor of Pinsent encouraging Brando to put cotton in his mouth for The Godfather.
More cotton, more cotton. We can still hear you.
King talks to several actors including Saint about Brando.
You felt like he could read your soul.
Brando dies from lung failure, age 80, at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles. Once asked if he was afraid of death, Brando quoted Marc Antony, whom he played in a film of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar:
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear; seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.
Brando is interviewed by King on Larry King Live where he talks about Hollywood.
Hollywood is run by Jews, its owned by Jews.
Brando is interviewed by King on Larry King Live where he talks about why he doesn’t like interviews.
Primarily because the interest is in money.
Brando talks to Chung and comments on her questioning of him.
How much more are you going to invade me?
Brando is interviewed by Chung about how he made great movies in his time.
I didn’t make any great movies.
Stamp talks about working on Superman with Brando.
That was just irresistible to be in a film with Marlon Brando.
Brando talks about the treatment of Native Americans.
We were building a land on the blood and bones of you people.
Brando is interviewed by David Sheehan. He is asked about how he feels about Hollywood’s current state.
If you’ve got a message, go to Western Union.
Brando is interviewed by Cavette on The Dick Cavette Show. Cavette asks how Brando is doing.
I’m kind of weary.
Brando is interviewed by Cavette on The Dick Cavette Show where he talks about the host, Cavette.
I don’t think that I could play the role that you’re playing now.
Brando wins the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Don Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather. Brando is not present at the ceremony, and instead, Littlefeather (aka Marie Cruz) refuses the award for him and gives a speech about the mistreatment of Native Americans by the Hollywood film industry. Liv Ullmann and Roger Moore present the award, but Littlefeather refuses to accept the statuette.
Hello. My name is Sacheen Littlefeather. I’m Apache and I am president of the National Native American Affirmative Image Committee. I’m representing Marlon Brando this evening and he has asked me to tell you in a very long speech, which I cannot share with you presently because of time but I will be glad to share with the press afterwards, that he very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award. And the reasons for this being are the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry – excuse me – and on television in movie reruns, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee. I beg at this time that I have not intruded upon this evening and that we will in the future, our hearts and our understandings will meet with love and generosity. Thank you on behalf of Marlon Brando.
Brando is interviewed by Person to Person. He is asked if he gets home sick away from his Hollywood Hills home.
I’m never away from New York long enough to miss it.
Brando does a eulogy at the funeral of 17-year-old Black Panther member Bobby Hutton.
I’m not going to stand up here and make a speech because you’ve been listening to white people for 400 years.
Brando is interviewed about his dashing good looks.
When was the last time you saw me nude?
Brando is interviewed at an International Press Conference in New York with National Indian Youth Council‘s President Mel Thom.
I’m amazed with the ignorance I see concerning the Indians.