Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Henry Mancini (1924-1994) - The Pink Panther
Henry Mancini (1924)
Peter Gunn (1958)
Breakfast at Tiffanys: Moon River (1961)
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Hatari: Baby Elephant Walk (1962)
The Pink Panther (1964)
Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 - June 14, 1994) was an Academy Award winning American composer, conductor, and arranger. He is remembered particularly for being a composer of film and television scores. Mancini also won a record number of Grammy awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. Among his best-known works are the theme to The Pink Panther and Moon River.
Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 - July 1, 2004) was an American actor who performed for over half a century.
He was perhaps best known for his roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and his Academy Award-winning performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954), both directed by Elia Kazan, and his Academy Award-winning performance as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972). In middle age he also played Colonel Walter Kurtz in Apocalypse Now (1979), also directed by Coppola, and delivered an Academy Award-nominated performance as Paul in Last Tango in Paris (1972).
Brando had a significant impact on film acting. He was the foremost example of the "method" acting style, and became notorious for his "mumbling" diction, but his mercurial performances were highly regarded and he is now considered one of the greatest American film actors of the twentieth century. Director Martin Scorsese said of him, "He is the marker. There's 'before Brando' and 'after Brando'." Actor Jack Nicholson once said, "When Marlon dies, everybody moves up one."
Brando was also an activist, supporting many issues, notably the American Civil Rights and various American Indian Movements.
[The Wild One (1953)]
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