Movie Fact #787 – June 19th, 2015:

Actor Marlon Brando adopted a nondescript Southern accent for the character Maj. Lloyd “Ace” Gruver, USAF for the 1957 “Sayonara” despite the objections of director Joshua Logan. Logan, however, did not think a Southern accent was appropriate for a general’s son who was educated at West Point. Strangely, Logan later admitted to the author and journalist Truman Capote about Brando saying, “I’ve never worked with such an exciting, inventive actor. So pliable. He takes direction beautifully, and yet he always has something to add. He’s made up this Southern accent for the part; I never would have thought of it myself, but, well, it’s exactly right — it’s perfection.”

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