Island Of Physician Moreau screenwriter particulars what a “monster” Marlon Brando was on set

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The documentary Misplaced Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau chronicled the colossal clusterfuck that was the 1996 movie adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau. The movie follows the weird course of and eventual firing of director Richard Stanley, the douchebaggery of Val Kilmer, the militant takeover of John Frankenheimer, and, most significantly, Marlon Brando’s kooky habits, which included incessant improvising, costume calls for, and a bizarre obsession with Nelson De la Rosa, “actually the smallest one that’s ever been measured by scientists.”

Whereas the documentary frames Brando’s antics as shitty, lighthearted trolling, Ron Hutchinson, the movie’s screenwriter, describes the legendary actor as a “monster” who was “hell-bent on sabotaging” the movie. In a brand new profile in The Guardian prematurely of his upcoming memoir, Hutchinson dishes on Brando’s on-set demeanor, offering a unique, extra apoplectic viewpoint than the documentary’s filmmakers as he outlines the actor’s many sins.

His greatest anecdote can also be one not touched upon within the movie: Brando’s love of pizza. Learn it under.

“Brando was solely answering the door when the pizza man got here. This was the most effective information that the pizza-makers of Cairns, this small city, had ever had as a result of Brando was consuming industrial portions of pizza whereas ruminating on what the hell he was going to do when he needed to face the cameras. I believe there may need been an existential terror there.”

If that’s true, lord is aware of Brando wouldn’t be the primary particular person to confront their existential terror with pizza. He was in all probability simply actually hungry, although.

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