Marlon Brando: Talent Has To Move
|Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe at the Actors' Studio premiere of Tennessee's The Rose Tattoo|
Interview with Marlon Brando
Conducted by James Grissom
You have to have the talent for the art--the music, the acting, the writing, the art--but you also have to have the talent for being in the right place at the right time with the right people with the right approach. I had to become a certain physical person and I had to place myself in certain places in front of, beneath, and around the right people. It's an art to be noticed; to be necessary; to be needed and desired. Develop it, if you can. If you can't, then I don't think any amount of talent will be of any use to you. Talent has to move. Talent has to walk up to people and ask to sit down and talk a bit. Most talent stays at home, and it remains a gift, but it doesn't get out enough. Someone has to see it in the right context. The context is entirely your job.