The Wild Lives and Fast Times of Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson
Robert Sellers traces the intertwining lives and careers of movie mavericks Brando, Hopper, Beatty and Nicholson in this remarkable follow-up to the acclaimed Hellraisers.
'I don’t know what people expect when they meet me. They seem to be afraid that I’m going to piss in the potted palm and slap them on the ass.' Marlon Brando
'I should have been dead ten times over. I believe in miracles. It’s an absolute miracle that I’m still around.' Dennis Hopper
'The best time to get married is noon. That way, if things don’t work out, you haven’t blown the whole day.' Warren Beatty
'You only lie to two people in your life: your girlfriend and the police.' Jack Nicholson
They’re the baddest bad asses Hollywood has ever seen: Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson. These are men for whom rules did not apply, men for whom normal standards of behaviour were simply too wearisome to worry about. These are men who brawled, boozed, snorted and shagged their way into legend-hood – but along the way they changed acting and the way movies were made forever.
Hollywood Hellraisers is a whistle-stop tour of jaw-dropping sexual activity, misbehaviour of an Olympic standard, all-out excess and genuine madness. It’s a wonder Hollywood survived.
“The anecdotees alone are enough to recommend this ... intertwined with the shenanigans of these prodigious talents is a fascinating history of the wild side of Sixties and Seventies Hollywood”
“Compared to the slavering slop served up in today's celeb rags, this is industrial-strength juice.”
“Full of gossipy anecdotes ... great fun”
Viola Fort, Observer