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Marlon Brando Memorabilia: Make Us An Offer We Can’t Refuse

To auction, buy, consign or sell Marlon Brando memorabilia or other Hollywood memorabilia, please contact Nate@NateDSanders.com or (310) 440-2982.

Marlon Brando Memorabilia

Few lines in film history evoke the actor’s voice and persona immediately as this line does:

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

It’s Don Corleone, of course, The Godfather, played by Marlon Brando who portrayed the character with such intensity, it’s hard to think of a more formidable role in an actor’s career.

In our March 2014 auction, we sold this incredible piece of Marlon Brando memorabilia from the film for 26,798

Marlon Brando Stetson Hat From His Role as Vito Corleone in ”The Godfather” — The Performance That Garnered Him His Second Oscar

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Brando’s hat is from production of Francis Ford Coppola’s ”The Godfather’ and was worn by Brando as Mafia don Vito Corleone is made of grey felt, with black grosgrain band and leather interior band. ”Royal De Luxe” John B. Stetson brand hat.

Brando was honored with his second Best Actor Academy Award — well deserved — even though he was notoriously lax about learning his lines.

Said Brando, “If a studio offered to pay me as much to sweep the floor as it did to act, I’d sweep the floor,” he said. “There isn’t anything that pays you as well as acting while you decide what the hell you’re going to do with yourself. Who cares about the applause? Do I need applause to feel good about myself?”

In his autobiography he describes his thought process in the role, “I thought it would be interesting to play a gangster, maybe for the first time in the movies, who wasn’t like those bad guys Edward G. Robinson played, but who is kind of a hero, a man to be respected…Also, because he had so much power and unquestioned authority, I thought it would be an interesting contrast to play him as a gentle man, unlike Al Capone, who beat up people with baseball bats.”

As Vito Corleone, the head of the Corleone crime family, he portrayed the most powerful Mafia family in New York City. It’s only fitting, then, he has a powerful hat.

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To auction, buy, consign or sell Marlon Brando memorabilia or other Hollywood memorabilia, please contact Nate@NateDSanders.com or (310) 440-2982.

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