His 1972 turn as Vito Coreleone in The Godfather had him playing the father of John Cazale, James Caan, and Al Pacino. In real life, Brando was only eleven years older than Cazale and sixteen years older than Caan and Pacino.
- He Displayed an Odd Sense of Humor
Brando told many lies to Playbill, the business that publishes playbills for Broadway, throughout the course of his career. Brando revealed to Playbill that he was born in Calcutta, where his father was conducting genealogy research, for a little part in I Remember Mama. Later, he admitted to Playbill that he was born in both Mukden, China, and Bangkok, Thailand. Additionally, he stated that he had a Great Dane that he fed dog food cubes that had been dried.
“I have always enjoyed making up odd stories to see whether people would accept them,” he writes in his autobiography.
- He enjoyed binge eating
Brando was well known for overeating and then going on crash diets throughout his life (one of which consisted entirely of bananas). His eating habits were so poor that his wife once locked the refrigerator because she believed housekeepers were robbing the food supply. A maid finally gave in under duress and claimed that Brando himself was the one who ate so profusely and ravenously one night when the door lock was broken and tooth marks were visible on the cheese wheel. Numerous first-person testimonials from people who knew and worked with Brando about his strange, frequently obscene eating habits are available.
- He Spoke to His Dead Friend
Under the guise of distributing them at his favorite hiking spots, Brando stole the ashes of his deceased friend Wally Cox from the widow Mrs. Cox. In reality, Brando kept the urn hidden in his closet for many years and, as he admitted, frequently “spoke to Cox.” After Brando passed away, their ashes were both dispersed.
- He Was an Internet Troll
According to Hollywood Hellraisers: The Wild Lives and Fast Times of Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beaty, and Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando became very interested in the Internet in his later years and frequented chat rooms just to pick fights with random people.
- He’s Sung About a Lot
The man makes a good lyric. Elton John, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Robbie Williams, Neil Young, Billy Joel, David Bowie, The Killers, REM, and Slipknot are just a few of the artists who have written songs about Brando. Additionally, he was shown on the renowned Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band record cover by the Beatles.