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Marlon Brando Stays Honest, Flirts, Dissembles, Speaks French in String of 1965 Press Interviews (VIDEO)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 1, 2013 at 3:46PM

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. A great actor strives to remain authentic under the most trying circumstances. Check out this series of press interviews with Brando--he admitted to promoting "Morituri," a movie most of his interlocuters had not yet seen, and his interviewers seemed to be trying to hawk it too--much to his dismay.
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Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. A great actor strives to remain authentic under the most trying circumstances. Check out this Maysles brothers assemblage of a series of press interviews with Brando--he admitted to promoting "Morituri," a movie most of his interlocuters had not yet seen, and his interviewers seemed to be trying to hawk it too--much to his dismay. He doesn't take compliments well--he thinks it's all balderdash, complains he's getting fat, and resorts to flirting with the younger women, observing the length of the men's fingernails, and answering in French and German. The press junket hasn't changed much since then. Unfortunately. 

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