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"Listen to Me Marlon" quotes

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A documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brando recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend's story.

Director: Stevan Riley
Writer: Stevan Riley, Peter Ettedgui
Production: N/A
Year: 2015
MetaScore: 87/100
ImdbRating: 8.2
BoxOffice: $425,831
Released: 29 Jul 2015
Awards: Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. 5 wins & 21 nominations total

93 Clips

God I can't figure it out - Listen to Me Marlon 00:06
God I can't figure it out
And through introspection - Listen to Me Marlon 00:14
And through introspection
It took me a while to realize - Listen to Me Marlon 00:15
It took me a while to realize
I've taken too many fucking punches - Listen to Me Marlon 00:07
I've taken too many fucking punches
Let the tension flow out of you - Listen to Me Marlon 00:32
Let the tension flow out of you
BRANDO And I felt myself coming apart - Listen to Me Marlon 00:32
BRANDO And I felt myself coming apart
He should be mysterious - Listen to Me Marlon 00:09
He should be mysterious
BRANDO I told Francis how I wanted to be lit - Listen to Me Marlon 00:08
BRANDO I told Francis how I wanted to be lit
Here is a story note - Listen to Me Marlon 00:18
Here is a story note
I read the script and it was stupid - Listen to Me Marlon 00:25
I read the script and it was stupid
BERTOLUCCI Go deeper and deeper - Listen to Me Marlon 00:16
BERTOLUCCI Go deeper and deeper
Marlon there is nothing to fear - Listen to Me Marlon 00:17
Marlon there is nothing to fear
BERTOLUCCI I was curious about the person in front of me - Listen to Me Marlon 00:36
BERTOLUCCI I was curious about the person in front of me
If they think I'm going to bare my soul for the next movie - Listen to Me Marlon 00:08
If they think I'm going to bare my soul for the next movie
It is not hard to do the big things - Listen to Me Marlon 00:29
It is not hard to do the big things
BRANDO Putting on a mask building a life - Listen to Me Marlon 00:19
BRANDO Putting on a mask building a life
You have to look at the cameraman - Listen to Me Marlon 00:11
You have to look at the cameraman
Acting afforded me the opportunity of time - Listen to Me Marlon 00:17
Acting afforded me the opportunity of time
Tahitians have the beauty of sleeping children - Listen to Me Marlon 00:17
Tahitians have the beauty of sleeping children
King was in Memphis at the time - Listen to Me Marlon 00:37
King was in Memphis at the time
I was in a quandary - Listen to Me Marlon 00:15
I was in a quandary
Lam really moved and motivated - Listen to Me Marlon 00:08
Lam really moved and motivated
I was very convincing in my pose of indifference - Listen to Me Marlon 00:11
I was very convincing in my pose of indifference
BRANDO You bring part of yourself to every character - Listen to Me Marlon 00:09
BRANDO You bring part of yourself to every character
I wanted to make pictures that are meaningful to me - Listen to Me Marlon 00:06
I wanted to make pictures that are meaningful to me
BRANDO We had an act we put on for each other - Listen to Me Marlon 00:15
BRANDO We had an act we put on for each other
The audience will lend themselves to the subject - Listen to Me Marlon 00:10
The audience will lend themselves to the subject
BRANDO It's a very strange thing this business of storytelling - Listen to Me Marlon 00:08
BRANDO It's a very strange thing this business of...
BRANDO Jersey Joe Walcott terrific fighter - Listen to Me Marlon 00:24
BRANDO Jersey Joe Walcott terrific fighter
BRANDO Jersey Joe Walcott terrific fighter - Listen to Me Marlon 00:26
BRANDO Jersey Joe Walcott terrific fighter
You have to know your subject - Listen to Me Marlon 00:05
You have to know your subject
When the camera is close on you - Listen to Me Marlon 00:22
When the camera is close on you
There is nothing about me that is like Stanley Kowalski - Listen to Me Marlon 00:11
There is nothing about me that is like Stanley Kowalski
BRANDO I was young and destined to spread my seed far and wide - Listen to Me Marlon 00:08
BRANDO I was young and destined to spread my seed far and...
When I was younger - Listen to Me Marlon 00:14
When I was younger
What is the answer - Listen to Me Marlon 00:15
What is the answer
What they feel what they think why they feel - Listen to Me Marlon 00:09
What they feel what they think why they feel
Let me tell you something that I did - Listen to Me Marlon 00:36
Let me tell you something that I did
BRANDO This is the beginning of the tape - Listen to Me Marlon 00:10
BRANDO This is the beginning of the tape
The man is Marlon Brando - Listen to Me Marlon 00:36
The man is Marlon Brando
BRANDO Many times I remember being down in the dumps - Listen to Me Marlon 00:34
BRANDO Many times I remember being down in the dumps
And I'm looking - Listen to Me Marlon 00:17
And I'm looking
BERTOLUCCI When he saw the movie he was shocked - Listen to Me Marlon 00:13
BERTOLUCCI When he saw the movie he was shocked
BRANDO Last Tango in Paris was a very hard film for me - Listen to Me Marlon 00:06
BRANDO Last Tango in Paris was a very hard film for me
Francis Coppola wanted me for the part of the The Godfather - Listen to Me Marlon 00:35
Francis Coppola wanted me for the part of the The Godfather
I used to think I'd never grow up - Listen to Me Marlon 00:21
I used to think I'd never grow up
BRANDO Probably the worst movie I ever made in my life was called Candy - Listen to Me Marlon 00:06
BRANDO Probably the worst movie I ever made in my life was...
All of you are actors - Listen to Me Marlon 00:08
All of you are actors
BRANDO I'm interested in making enough money - Listen to Me Marlon 00:08
BRANDO I'm interested in making enough money
This is life and death - Listen to Me Marlon 00:12
This is life and death
BRANDO I'm standing up not for the black race - Listen to Me Marlon 00:10
BRANDO I'm standing up not for the black race
And I'm going to do as much as I can - Listen to Me Marlon 00:19
And I'm going to do as much as I can
I've always hated people trampling on other people - Listen to Me Marlon 00:06
I've always hated people trampling on other people
It's all bullshit - Listen to Me Marlon 00:11
It's all bullshit
There's an old adage in Hollywood - Listen to Me Marlon 00:06
There's an old adage in Hollywood
BRANDO Mutiny on the Bounty was perhaps my very worst experience - Listen to Me Marlon 00:11
BRANDO Mutiny on the Bounty was perhaps my very worst...
I very often am struck with the illusion of success - Listen to Me Marlon 00:22
I very often am struck with the illusion of success
As a kid when I used to sell bottles and cut lawns - Listen to Me Marlon 00:11
As a kid when I used to sell bottles and cut lawns
I wanted very much - Listen to Me Marlon 00:13
I wanted very much
Stella told me if you come to the theater - Listen to Me Marlon 00:18
Stella told me if you come to the theater
I was given by my mother - Listen to Me Marlon 00:06
I was given by my mother
The face can hide many things - Listen to Me Marlon 00:09
The face can hide many things
BRANDO Maybe you're desperate for love - Listen to Me Marlon 00:19
BRANDO Maybe you're desperate for love
There are no artists - Listen to Me Marlon 00:08
There are no artists
When what you are as a child is unwanted it's unwelcome - Listen to Me Marlon 00:16
When what you are as a child is unwanted it's unwelcome
Inferiority - Listen to Me Marlon 00:07
Inferiority
There's something absurd about it - Listen to Me Marlon 00:16
There's something absurd about it
Damn damn damn damn - Listen to Me Marlon 00:12
Damn damn damn damn
BRANDO Be surprising - Listen to Me Marlon 00:08
BRANDO Be surprising
If I have a scene to play - Listen to Me Marlon 00:18
If I have a scene to play
BRANDO We develop the technique of acting very very early - Listen to Me Marlon 00:15
BRANDO We develop the technique of acting very very early
I had a great feeling of inadequacy - Listen to Me Marlon 00:12
I had a great feeling of inadequacy
I was interested to guess - Listen to Me Marlon 00:08
I was interested to guess
Now let your mind drift - Listen to Me Marlon 00:26
Now let your mind drift
I had the fear that everybody was dead - Listen to Me Marlon 00:07
I had the fear that everybody was dead
My soul is a private place - Listen to Me Marlon 00:04
My soul is a private place
We have this antiquated belief - Listen to Me Marlon 00:22
We have this antiquated belief
The greatest fear an actor has is fear - Listen to Me Marlon 00:25
The greatest fear an actor has is fear
If you took some kid - Listen to Me Marlon 00:18
If you took some kid
I had a lot of loneliness - Listen to Me Marlon 00:31
I had a lot of loneliness
BRANDO There are times I know I did much better acting - Listen to Me Marlon 00:34
BRANDO There are times I know I did much better acting
The astounding thing - Listen to Me Marlon 00:12
The astounding thing
To be able to have money - Listen to Me Marlon 00:23
To be able to have money
With the wind blowing the light - Listen to Me Marlon 00:22
With the wind blowing the light
BRANDO A good con man can fool anybody - Listen to Me Marlon 00:09
BRANDO A good con man can fool anybody
BRANDO Hit them knock them over - Listen to Me Marlon 00:08
BRANDO Hit them knock them over
BRANDO Everybody's got a story to tell - Listen to Me Marlon 00:06
BRANDO Everybody's got a story to tell
I was always somebody who had - Listen to Me Marlon 00:08
I was always somebody who had
I arrived in New York with holes in my socks and holes in my mind - Listen to Me Marlon 00:06
I arrived in New York with holes in my socks and holes in my...
Acting is just making stuff up - Listen to Me Marlon 00:11
Acting is just making stuff up
And the reason they don't have light in the theater - Listen to Me Marlon 00:21
And the reason they don't have light in the theater
BRANDO Lying for a living that's what acting is - Listen to Me Marlon 00:10
BRANDO Lying for a living that's what acting is
BRANDO Everything that you do - Listen to Me Marlon 00:10
BRANDO Everything that you do

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