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Marlon Brando, RIP

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Marlon Brando died yesterday at the age of 80. At his best, he was one of the greatest there ever was, and there's not much I can say about him that everyone else isn't already saying. Better just to watch his work: one of his terrific collaborations with Elia Kazan, A Steetcar Named Desire or Viva Zapata! or On the Waterfront; or his other iconic role, as Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather; or perhaps one of the lesser-known cult movies that benefited from his talents, from the quirky western One-Eyed Jacks (which he directed as well as starred in) to the '90s comedy The Freshman (which proved that no one did a funnier Marlon Brando impression than Brando). The acting speaks for itself.