Washington (ANI): American film director Francis Ford Coppola has defended late actor Marlon Brando"s reputation by saying he was not bad, but just a misunderstood eccentric. Coppola, 70, had cast Brando in two of his most famous roles as mafia boss Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather and Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.
And he insists that Brando"s reputation as a difficult diva was unfair. “Marlon was never hard to work with. His behaviour was a little eccentric on the set. He was like a bad boy and did what he wanted. But as an actor he was never hard to work with," Contactmusic quoted him as saying.
Story first published: Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 16:47 [IST]