Amongst the movie industry’s most elusive and untouchable actors was Marlon Brando. Brando spent the greater part of his final years as a recluse on his tropical island. The acquisition of his autograph was particularly difficult during his career not only because he made himself inaccessible but he was also aloof to the public.
Of his many unforgettable roles he will be most remembered best as Don Vito Corleone, the lead character in Francis Ford Coppola’s celebrated movie “The Godfather.” Ironically, Paramount Pictures resisted Coppola’s choice of Brando for the lead role. Brando had a reputation among studio executives and directors as being one of the most difficult actors to work with during filming. Coppola’s insistence won out and Brando gave to the movie what was hailed as his most magnificent performance. Many critics consider Brando the greatest actor of his time.
The offered signed 8×10 photograph featuring Brando as “The Godfather” is both a testament to this historical film and magnificent actor. The signature was responsibly penned by Marlon Brando in silver paint pen “9-10”.
Interesting to note, there was only a very scarce amount of autographs obtained from Brando at the time of this penning because he was naturally reluctant. Just an approach by the renegade collectors toward the mega-star was valiant in and of itself. Fortunately, they were blessed by the gift of humor and Brando for once was receptive to the good gesture and obliged. This autographed photo was part of that extraordinary moment in time. JSA gave it a full letter of authentication for added assurance.