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Listen to Me Marlon (2015)

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »





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Marlon Brando ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)


With exclusive access to his extraordinary unseen and unheard personal archive including hundreds of hours of audio recorded over the course of his life, this is the definitive Marlon Brando cinema documentary. Charting his exceptional career as an actor and his extraordinary life away from the stage and screen with Brando himself as your guide, the film will fully explore the complexities of the man by telling the story uniquely from Marlon's perspective, entirely in his own voice. No talking heads, no interviewees, just Brando on Brando and life.

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The definitive Brando. In his own words. See more »


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Release Date:

23 October 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lying for a Living See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,080, 2 August 2015, Limited Release

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This documentary proved to be a first for different reasons. For example: Marlon Brando was well known for being an intensely private man who loathed just about everything that came with Hollywood and fame. To hear him project his own inner thoughts about himself and his early life, came as quite a surprise to many fans. See more »


Marlon Brando, Himself: Now let your mind drift. Back. Way back in time. To a time when you were very young. When you used to wake up in the morning. Put on your clothes, while everyone was sleeping. Walk down the sidewalk in - Omaha - and sit underneath that big elm tree.
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Written by Max Richter
Performed by Max Richter, Louisa Fuller, Natalia Bonner, Nick Barr (as Nick Carr), Ian Burdge and Chris Worsey
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Amazing and haunting experience
15 November 2015 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

I was dying to see "Listen to Me Marlon" (2015) from the first moment i heard about it. I won't lie - i'm a huge Marlon Brando fan so i was really looking forward to see a good documentary about the man himself. "Listen to Me Marlon" is a superb experience. Experience, because it is not a traditional straightforward biopic documentary. It is told by Brando himself, using audiotapes that he was recording during his life. We do get so see glimpses and most important aspects from his life from a childhood till the end. It shows a bit about the infamous movies he made. But more it is about listening to his thoughts, and they are haunting. It is like listening to extended version of Kurtz himself.

Overall, i highly enjoyed "Listen to Me Marlon". It is informative, superbly paced and very self confident and fascinating documentary. It is a haunting experience, not for everyone i guess, but if you liked the acting of this screen legend and would like to go a bit beyond the face of a man, "Listen to Me Marlon" is a must see.

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