Anthony James has played killers, psychopaths, and other twisted characters throughout his Hollywood career. In the summer of 1967, James made his motion picture debut as the murderer in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, "In the Heat of the Night." His role in the 1992 Academy Award-winning Best Picture, "Unforgiven," culminated a unique, twenty-eight year career. Behind his menacing and memorable face, however, is a thoughtful, gentle man, one who muses deeply on the nature of art and creativity and on the family ties that have sustained him.
When people think about Marlon Brando they think of the movie star, the hunk, the scandals. Susan L. Mizruchi finds the Brando others have missed: the man who collected four thousand books; the man who rewrote scripts, trimming his lines to make them sharper; the man who consciously used his body and employed the objects around him to create believable characters; the man who used his fame to foster Indian and civil rights. From Brando s letters, audiotapes, and annotated screenplays and books many never before available Mizruchi gives us a complex person whose intelligence belies the high-school dropout. She shows how Brando's embrace of foreign cultures and outsiders led to brilliant performances in unusual roles a gay man, an Asian, and a German soldier to foster empathy on a global scale and to test himself. In portraying a fuller Brando, Mizruchi portrays an even more fascinating man.
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