Harper

9780062427649

STARRED REVIEW

The Contender

William J. Mann masterfully captures Marlon Brando’s allure, his psychological complexity and the epic arc of his career in The Contender.

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Review of ‘The Contender’

Mercurial, feline, charismatic, sullen, progressive, brutal: actor Marlon Brando was a knot of contradictions. Passionate about social justice and civil rights, Brando could also treat the many women in his life as disposable. Hailed as a genius for his intense performances in A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront, Brando struggled to retain his…

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