Saturday, July 03, 2004

Marlon Brando dies, $20 million in debt. Far be it from me to speak ill of the acting abilities of someone like Brando, so I'll leave that to Terry Teachout.

But if Brando really died $20 million in debt as reported, after all he made, he surely should have starred in one of Hollywood's many versions of Brewster's Millions. "He once paid $18,000 to fly 50 bags of sand from Tahiti to his L.A. home..." say the obits. None of those Brewsters ever thought of that! (Selling his points on the The Godfather for $100,000 cash to plonk on that island of his was a clever move too.)