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TheEdge883
7/02/2004 10:46am,
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=3&u=/ap/20040702/ap_on_en_mo/obit_brando

Another truely great actor passes.

Ronin
7/02/2004 10:48am,
Ah man... that sucks...
Brando... one final SSSTEEELLLLAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!
RIP dude.

TheEdge883
7/02/2004 10:58am,
Memorable Brando quote from 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."

Ronin
7/02/2004 11:26am,
Brando at his best... excellent post.

Freddy
7/02/2004 11:30am,
I cant beleive Brando passed away. He's the best.

WingChun Lawyer
7/02/2004 11:39am,
Truly excellent post. Apocalypse Now is one of the great movies of history. The charge of the valkyries...

Ronin
7/02/2004 11:51am,
A sample of the man's work:
Films of Marlon Brando include:
The Men, 1950
A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951
Viva Zapata!, 1952
Julius Caesar, 1953
The Wild One, 1954
On the Waterfront, 1954
Desiree, 1954
Guys and Dolls, 1955
The Teahouse of the August Moon, 1956
Sayonara, 1957
The Young Lions, 1958
The Fugitive Kind, 1960
One-Eyed Jacks, 1961 (also director)
Mutiny on the Bounty, 1962
The Ugly American, 1963
Bedtime Story, 1964
Morituri, 1965
The Chase, 1966
The Appaloosa, 1966
The Countess From Hong Kong, 1967
Reflections in a Golden Eye, 1967
Candy, 1968
The Night of the Following Day, 1969
The Nightcomers, 1971
The Godfather, 1972
Last Tango in Paris, 1972
The Missouri Breaks, 1976
Superman, 1978
Apocalypse Now, 1979
The Formula, 1980
A Dry White Season, 1989
The Freshman, 1990
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, 1992
Don Juan DeMarco, 1995
The Island of Dr. Moreau, 1996
The Brave, 1997
Free Money, 1998
The Score, 2001
Apocalypse Now Redux,

Boyd
7/03/2004 1:12am,
And yet...no one gives a **** about any of those except Godfather and Apocalypse Now.

Brando is easily one of the most overrated actors ever.