One of his six favorite movie-star biographies, as told to The Week magazine:
Marlon Brando by Patricia BosworthRead about another book on the list.
You could read Peter Manso's 1,100-page doorstop, Brando, or the actor's own, 480-page autobiography, Songs My Mother Taught Me. But Bosworth somehow gets to the knotted, self-loathing heart of Marlon's darkness in 228 elegant pages. By the time you get to the epilogue, you feel as if Brando's in the room with you.
Also see: Michael Wood's top ten books on film.