quote by Gene Kelly

If Fred Astaire is the Cary Grant of dance, I'm the Marlon Brando.

— Gene Kelly

Most Powerful Marlon Brando quotations

I said to Tennessee, this thing is becoming the Marlon Brando show.

I don't like diabolism so I stay away from things like Clockwork Orange.

I think diabolism is awfully childish. I don't even want to see The Godfather. I couldn't stand seeing that horse's head cut off. I wouldn't mind if it were Marlon Brando's.

James Dean taught me not to speed, River Phoenix taught me not to DO speed, and Marlon Brando taught me to slow down on the cheeseburgers.

I figure there are a few actors like Marlon Brando, George C.

Scott and Laurence Olivier who have been touched by the hand of God. I'm in the next bunch.

There are these mythic unicorn-y tales of method acting, but Marlon [Brando] wanted to have a good time.

I really loved the idea of playing opposite Marlon Brando and being the crazy one.

When I was in high school in the '50s you were supposed to be an Elvis Presley, a James Dean, a Marlon Brando or a Kingston Trio type in a button-down shirt headed for the fraternities at Stanford or Cal.

Marlon Brando said any guy can become an actor. It takes a real man to quit.

This guy (Marlon Brando) - he'll be doing Hamlet when the rest of us are selling potatoes.

I've worked with wonderful actors like Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda.

I love Marlon Brando and James Dean. That was when it was all about the star and the script. Nowadays, everything has to be action-packed.

Marlon Brando. The finest actor who ever lived. He was my idol when I was 13. He's done enough work to last two lifetimes. Everything I do, I think: Can Brando play this with me?

The most realistic blood I've seen is when Marlon Brando gets beat up in On The Waterfront.

[Marlon] Brando was the only guy who could step out of that shadow at the end of that movie and be worth the wait.

Marlon Brando is the most influential movie actor of the century.

Most of the time he [Marlon Brando] sounds like he has a mouth full of toilet paper.

You were Marlon Brando, I was Steve McQueen, you were K.Y. Jelly, I was Vaseline.

Personally, I react to Marlon Brando. He's a favorite of mine.

Children are very strong and independent characters and can come up with more interesting things than Marlon Brando, and it's sometimes very difficult to direct or order them to do something.

I'd worked with Marlon [Brando] a couple of times, and he was a practical joker.

He was far more interested in getting jokes out than getting the words out. We laughed all the time.

But the people I admire have always been people like Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson and Jack Lemmon.

A floor length backless black sequined dress would be my dream dress.

As for my dream date - that would have to be a young Marlon Brando!

Someone I met years ago explained to me the difference between a personality and an actor, a personality being Eddie Murphy or Roseanne Barr, and an actor being Morgan Freeman and Alfre Woodard or Marlon Brando.

I've tried like hell to make bad movies good, and I can't.

Maybe Marlon Brando has been able to do that at times. But even he has a hard time making The Appaloosa a good movie.

Next to my husband, and along with Marlon Brando, I think that Yves Montand is the most attractive man I've ever met.

For example, how you would introduce a leading character into your film, and as an absolute ingenious example, [Elia] Kazan in his film Viva Zapata!, how he introduces his leading character Marlon Brando into the film. No film ever did it as wonderful as he did it.

I was the Marlon Brando of my generation.

I love Marlon Brando. Never seem him bad, just less good.

If I'm intimidated, I shouldn't be directing a movie.

I gotta treat 'em as characters, not as stars. It's hard to not treat Marlon Brando as a legend, a star, it's difficult not to treat Robert De Niro as a star, but that had to go away very fast after I knew them, because I had to work with them. I'm the director, I'm the boss. They're looking to me for guidance.

I think what I'm doing is quintessentially American because I'm not American - even though I am on the verge of getting my American passport next week - I have a fantasy of what is American. Big spaces, Marlon Brando, James Dean, easy living.

I trained with a guy named Tito Gobbi, who was the Marlon Brando of the opera world. Tito Gobbi was the greatest singing baritone in the opera world and I studied in Florence, Firenze, with him. That was my first love, as it was Frank Sinatra's, oddly enough.

I was someone who was out of control and not to be worked with.

It was partly because method acting was a new thing in Hollywood then and Marlon Brando had gotten through and Montgomery Clift had gotten through and James Dean but beyond that there wasn't really anybody.

Marlon [Brando] showed me that you could do the work and not have to shut yourself off from people or your family.

Marlon Brando was the absolute opposite of everything they told me he was going to be, which is that he was a testy guy who wants to know that he's in control of everything. But, that's not who Marlon was. No matter what he did, the most important thing on his mind was justice.