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Marlon Brando stars in serene Sundance doc clip

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Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando was a philosophical soul who wrestled with the trappings of celebrity that came with a profession he never put on a pedestal. When he died in 2004, after a career that reshaped cinema, he left behind more than 200 hours of personal audio tape that contained his musings about life. Filmmaker Stevan Riley and Showtime built a documentary around them, Listen to Me Marlon, which premieres Jan. 24 at the Sundance Film Festival.

Brando’s voice is the only one featured in the entire two-hour film. Deadline posted a clip, and there’s something soothing about it, even without the lush setting of Tetiaroa, the French Polynesian island he purchased in 1966.