The more I learn about Marlon Brando, the more I like him. He always rejected fame, fortune and all those Hollywood trappings because he was more committed to sociopolitical and social justice causes. Acting was not important to him (as opposed to the world's injustices) so he never learned his lines. He would write them out in big letters then strap then onto James Caan or whoever he was playing against....fabulous!
When he won his first Oscar ('On the Waterfront' 1954) he said that it had been "an error of judgement" to accept. So, 18 years later in 1972's 'Godfather' he won again. By now he was much more socially aware, and it came as no surprise that he didn't bother to show up. Instead, a young woman with black hair in traditional Native American buckskin went onto the stage and refused to accept the award. She gave a prolonged speech about how Hollywood had historically mistreated Native Americans...6 bouncers had to restrain NRA's frontman John Wayne.
Brando was the subject of abuse from the industry for evermore, Jack Nicholson being one of the few who stood by him. Another hero of mine!
Anyway, here is a painting of the great man preparing to read his lines from Al Pacino's butt from my all-time favourite movie. Mixed media and threatening.....
This is a one-off Original piece on Saunders Waterford 300gsm HP paper, using mixed media including Watercolour Paint, Acrylic Paint, Inktense Pencils and occasionally Unison Colour Soft Pastels.
Unframed: 760 x 570 mm
Framed: 1063 x 868 mm