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'Brando's Smile' biography goes below the surface to find the actor
'Brando's Smile' biography goes below the surface to find the actor

Susan L. Mizruchi was 12 and living in upstate New York when she turned on the TV one day and watched Marlon Brando playing Fletcher Christian in the 1962 version of the seafaring tale "Mutiny on the Bounty." She was as she described it "struck by the Brando lightning." Even to this day, his performance affects her. "It's still very powerful," said the Boston University English professor, who has written a new biography, "Brando's Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work" which was published by W.W. Norton & Co. in late June. She was so obsessed with the late Oscar-winning actor ("On the Waterfront," "The Godfather"),...

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