Playing the Godfather to Matthew Broderick Means Another Mob Scene for Brando
updated 06/26/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 06/26/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Nobody will say how much Brando is earning for The Freshman, but it has to be considerably more than the union scale he worked for in A Dry White Season (opening this fall), his first screen appearance in eight years.
His acting skills aren't all that Brando needs to get through this role; he also had to take ice-skating lessons. Observers reported that, despite his bulk, Brando was positively graceful on the ice. And, in another surprise, Brando has been delightful on the set, not just to fellow performers, but (an even bigger shock) to the paparazzi he once shunned.