|From the beginning, Marlon Brando dictated how the young, cool rebel would represent himself in the world. It was leather, t-shirts, blue jeans and a sexy scowl.|
Marlon Brando (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) isn’t just an acting icon, he is a cultural icon. Brando was known for bringing ‘reality’ and masculinity to acting, making him one of THE best actors of all time. Other then the acting, his playful personality made him such an interesting subject. We love Brando for his expression in political activism, for his simplicity in his acting, and for his characters he bought to life. The image of Brando posing with his Triumph motorcycle became an iconic symbol of rebellion. James Dean, Johnny Depp, Jack Nicholson, and so many others have been heavily influenced by Brando. We should also mention Marlon Brando’s grandson, Tuki Brando, is a model who’s inherited his granddaddy’s good looks. Here, we show you the characters Marlon lived through, inspiring Man’s Men fashion to this very day! We suggest checking out his biographies and memoirs. Brando was never afraid to speak and it made for colorful, yet encouraging reads.
|A young actor, making his way in New York as a theater player.|
|Brando as Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire.This is the role that made him a superstar of the New York City stage and helped with is transition into film. Interesting fact- His character popularized men’s undershirts as outer wear.|
|The Contender in On The Waterfront|
|This 1946 portrait was taken by Cecil Beaton.|
|Brando was not afraid of singing and dancing. He starred along side Frank Sinatra in Guys & Dolls.|
|Don’t you just love these two in the same picture?|
|Rebel, Eccentric, Talented…Brando!|
If there’s anything unsettling to the stomach, it’s watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
Well tailored suit
Hoodies (yes, seriously)
Being photogenic helps
Our first exposure to Brando was watching The Godfather with our father, who’s a gangster film & Brando fan. Hope you become obsessed with Brando like we did!