Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando (hardback)
Marlon Brando will never cease to fascinate us: for his triumphs as an actor, as well as his disasters; for the screen portrayls he gave, and for his turbulent, tumultuous personal life. Seamlessly intertwining the man and the work, biographer Stefan Kanfer takes us through Brando's troubled childhood, to his arrival in New Yrok in the 1940s, where he studied with the legendary Stella Adler, and at the age of twenty-three became the toast of Broadway in "A Streetcar Named Desire". Kanfer also brings into focus Brando's self-destructiveness, his lifelong dissembling, his deeply ambivalent feelings towards his chosen vocation, and the tragedies that shadowed his final years. This is a never-before-seen portrait of one of the most extraordinary talents of the twentieth century.