Godfather of Bellies

So much did Marlon Brando's weight balloon during the production of One-Eyed Jacks that the costume designers had to make his costumes with elasticized material. Even so, Brando managed to split eighteen pairs of pants during production.

Indeed, cast members were eventually prompted to post signs on the set reading: "Please Don't Feed the Director."

[Brando certainly liked to eat. "The Screen Actors Guild announced a hunger strike," Craig Kilborn once quipped, "and Marlon Brando announced his retirement from acting."]

[Brando once shocked a group of his students by arriving for an acting class dressed as a woman -- a very fat woman -- just for the hell of it. Among his famous clients? Michael Jackson.]

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