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Rita Moreno Talks About Her Famous Flings on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 18th 2011 7:00AM
Rita Moreno on 'The Talk'Rita Moreno is what Tracy Jordan would call an "EGOT," having won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony in her career, which started when she lent her voice to Spanish language versions of English language films at age 11. She is now 79, and has had her share of romantic involvements in Hollywood, which she detailed Friday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS).

As the hosts tossed out names to her, she gave descriptions of her former co-stars, flings, and lovers. Morgan Freeman was "monumental and so sexy." Jack Nicholson was a "dirty, dirty boy." She dated Marlon Brando for more than six years, but went mum on details about him. She did try to make Brando jealous at one point by dating Elvis Presley, whom she called "beautiful but boring."

According to Moreno, the ploy worked, and "it made Marlon cah-razy," which impressed the audience and the hosts. "You are a spicy little thing, Rita Moreno," said Holly Robinson Peete.

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Michael Chiklis Does a Marlon Brando Impression for Rachael Ray (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 22nd 2011 1:45PM
Michael Chiklis Does a Marlon Brando Impression for Rachael Ray'No Ordinary Family' star Michael Chiklis tells Rachael Ray he got bitten by the acting bug after teaching himself impressions and discovering how much he enjoyed entertaining people. To illustrate, he regales Ray with an impression of legendary actor Marlon Brando on 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

Chiklis says he's perfected three different impressions of the actor, "young Brando, middle Brando" and "the last Brando," when he was "older" and "sort of effeminate."

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For His 25th Anniversary, Larry King Discusses His Favorite TV Moments (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 6th 2010 12:25AM
On the 25th Anniversary of His Show, Larry King Discusses His Favorite MomentsIt was the 25th anniversary of 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN). Larry King is retiring, and we've almost reached the end of his time on this series. To celebrate this very special episode of the show, King appeared with guest Donald Trump, and let Trump turn the tables on him. Instead of Larry asking the questions, he was the one being interviewed by Mr. Trump.

Donald asked Larry about his favorite moments from his time on TV. Larry mentioned two choices for his best guests: Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Both of these stars were well-known for their refusal to do interviews, but Larry still got them to appear on his show. King reminisced about his odd yet charming talk with Mr. Brando. He said that Marlon brought his dog to the studio, sang songs, and kissed him at the end of the interview.

Larry also discussed his interview with Frank Sinatra -- which was the last interview that Sinatra ever did on television. Summing things up, King called Sinatra "the best entertainer of his era," which is high praise indeed.

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Mark Ruffalo Channels Marlon Brando on 'Bonnie Hunt' (VIDEO)

by Harley W. Lond, posted Mar 3rd 2010 6:32PM
We've never thought of Mark Ruffalo as a method actor but after seeing him do an impersonation of Marlon Brando on 'The Bonnie Hunt Show' (weekdays, syndicated), we may change our mind.

Ruffalo was telling Hunt how he first encountered Brando's work when, as a youngster, his grandmother let him sneak downstairs one night to watch 'A Streetcar Named Desire' on TV. "Who is that guy and what is he doing?" Ruffalo said. "I want to do that." And thus was launched an acting career.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Most Awkward Award Show Moments (VIDEO)

by Mike Scalise, posted Jan 8th 2010 4:00PM
First she did a twirly hug, then made an odd, slurry joke about a kitten, spoke at a rate of about one word per minute and seemed to have her own personal hype man ('Precious' director Lee Daniels). And what did we do while we watched Mariah Carey's acceptance speech for Breakthrough Actress at last weekend's Palm Springs Film Festival?

We winced. We cringed. Then we watched it again.

Carey's, uh, loosened speech was the first genuinely awkward moment this award show season, but there were many actors, filmmakers, and musicians before her who've heard their name called, stepped to the podium, and made things a little weird for everyone.

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USA turning The Freshman into a TV series

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 17th 2009 12:35PM
the_freshman_brando_broderickIn 1990, there was a really funny movie that came out that involved transporting a Komodo dragon, Marlon Brando re-creating a Mafia-like big man in the style of Don Vito Corleone, high stakes gourmet dining, ice-skating, film school and romance. It was called The Freshman, and USA Network is turning it into a new series. If you've never seen it, do yourself a favor and rent it.

Andrew Bergman wrote and directed that 1990 film, and he was lucky enough to get Marlon Brando to play Carmine Sabatini. Even though Brando blasted the film before its release -- said it would be a turkey -- he eventually came to appreciate the experience.

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TCM honors Marlon Brando tomorrow night

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 30th 2007 9:01AM

marlon brandoLast year, Brett mentioned that Turner Classic Movies would be showing a retrospective on the life and career of actor Marlon Brando. Well, it's finally here, and you can check out the first part of Brando on TCM tomorrow night at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and the conclusion on Wednesday night at the same times.

The documentary features interviews with Al Pacino, John Turturro, John Travolta, Martin Scorsese and Cloris Leachman, among others about what it was like to work with a man many considered both a genius and one of the most difficult men in Hollywood to work with.

If you can find it, I also recommend Hearts of Darkness, a documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now that also shows a glimpse as to what Brando could be like on set. Of course, by the end of filming on that movie I think everyone had pretty much lost their marbles.

The Hollywood Reporter has a review of the doc here.

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