Hollywood Hellraisers: The Wild Lives and Fast Times of Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty, and Jack Nicholson

Hollywood Hellraisers: The Wild Lives and Fast Times of Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty, and Jack Nicholson

Robert Sellers / Dec 16, 2019

Hollywood Hellraisers The Wild Lives and Fast Times of Marlon Brando Dennis Hopper Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson 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 belie

  • Title: Hollywood Hellraisers: The Wild Lives and Fast Times of Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty, and Jack Nicholson
  • Author: Robert Sellers
  • ISBN: 9781616080358
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 You only lie to two people in your life your girlfriend and the police Jack Nicholson Th 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 You only lie to two people in your life your girlfriend and the police Jack Nicholson 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 They re the baddest bad asses Hollywood as ever seen Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty, and Jack Nicholson They are men to whom rules did not apply normal standards of behavior were simply too wearisome to worry about These are men who brawled, boozed, snorted, and screwed their way into legendhood 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, misbehavior of an Olympic standard, all out excess, and genuine madness It s a wonder Hollywood survived.

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    1. I wanted to give this book two stars because the anecdotes were entertaining, but the author was repellently overbearing with his selfsatisfied crude snark (referring to Princess Margaret as a "deluxe Milf" ( and didn't even cap it, a mistake he repeated with "Aids")) that I just can't do it. Terrible similes -- e.g Madonna's marriage to Sean Penn was "about as stable as Paris Hilton's knicker elastic". In fact there were a number of britishisms sneaking into quotes by Americans, begging the que [...]


    2. I wasn't to thrilled with this. Spoiler alert.In a nutshell.Marlon Brando. Great actor when he was young, thought of acting as a vocation and reveled in giving studios and directors a hard time. Didn't particularly care for hollywood. Not a rousing hellraiser.Dennis Hopper. Mentally unstable addict, thought he was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Not cared for by hollywood or his own family. Warren Beatty. Thought he was gods gift to women, just slept with as many as he could, til he figur [...]


    3. After reading and enjoying Seller's take on four home-grown hellraisers it was a given I'd enjoy this too, especially considering that I'm far more familiar with the body of work from these dudes than I was the Brits.Featuring a different brand of hellraising than before - there's far less stories that sound like they're being recounted down the pub - I'm not entirely sure of the inclusion of Warren Beatty. A health food freak who didn't really drink or take drugs, Warren's own brand of raising [...]


    4. After reading this book, you may not be well versed in all the factual information there is on the four gents in question, but you will feel entertained (and probably like you need to take a shower, as well.)Think of every stereotypical story you can of a rich, entitled actor, a drugged out celebrity hedonist, or a Lothario of epic proportions and they will not surpass the myriad of tales told in this book. Following these four very famous actors from the humble beginnings of their troubled chil [...]


    5. Hmmm Dennis liked drugs, Marlon was mean to his directors, Jack liked women, Warren liked women more. Yep, that's pretty much it. The book was sloppily written and edited and the constant 'jokes' and asides were the literary equivalent of the author breaking the fourth wall to elbow me in the ribs and say 'wow, can you believe this guy!?' Too much hero worship too little depth or insight.


    6. Basically trashy comfort reading; pretty familiar with the landscape (admittedly I'm pretty tired of Beatty at this point) but there were enough juicy anecdotes that it justified the kilobytes it took up on my phone for a week. The British tabloid style has always left me amused, what can I say? Apparently the one the author wrote on British equivalents was better, and I intend to seek it out down the road.


    7. Chosen as holiday reading, this book proved to be lightweight enough, but considerably more sycophantic than expected. Even if it was obvious that Brando, Hopper, Beatty and Nicholson were selected by the author because he liked them, I was not prepared for such a level of deferential unctuousness.I was never a fan of any of those bad boys and I just wanted to read some entertaining stories about the golden age of cinema. Unfortunately, my low expectations were met by a collection of facts retri [...]


    8. Following on from his wonderful account of four of this nation's favourite reprobates, Sellers attempts to repeat the trick with four of Hollywood's finest.The only snag being, they didn't really seem to raise hell. Well, Hopper did, but Brando was just a bit weird (and ate a lot), Nicholson liked a drink and a toke (and to hit people with golf clubs) and Beatty just shagged anything that stood still long enough.Now, I don't know if Sellers just didn't have the time to do the research (it does r [...]


    9. Hollywood Hellraisers: The Wild Lives and Fast Times of Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty, and Jack Nicholson by Robert Sellers (Skyhorse 2010)(920) is without a doubt in the top-five worst excuses for a book ever set down in print. This adds nothing to the world's store of info about any of these actors; the book appears to be an excuse for the author to use profanity in print. I rate this book one star out of ten only because I can't figure out how to give it a zero. 1/10, finished 8 [...]


    10. Four stars for this book. I would like to read the authors other bio. work that people seem to like better. Because this was fun so the first is probably as good or better. These actors are classic Hollywood bad boys for certain. They have reps. for being hard assed know it allsSex fiendswho are very good at womanizing, and not just in their younger years but well into middle age! I think between 3 and 5 stars the 3 stars because I can't believe that what is written is all true! How would anyone [...]


    11. I had a difficult time getting over the gossipy tone of this book. Okay, yeah, I do realize that it basically is a gossip book about 4 of America's most famous actors. But there was something about the author's tone (a certain smugness) coupled with his tendency to use provocative language for shock value (in my opinion) that was off-putting.But I kept reading it anyway. If you want to save yourself the trouble, this is the basic gist: these 4 men made a lot of movies (the vast majority of them [...]


    12. *Back-dating reviews based on snips I find*I’m not a film person, so this was an interesting change. While I’m not huge on films, I have always been quite interested in Jack Nicholson in particular and, of course, have been familiar with the other three. So here goes…I had trouble with this book, but I think it’s more down to circumstance. I usually read books as I travel on trains and rattle them out very quickly, but being busy recently, this found itself being bottom priority of a str [...]


    13. Bad grammar, trite, over-used figures of speech, childish, very unsophisticated narrative. This reads like it could've been written by a below-average high school sophomore student. Before I started reading this, I looked up the author & discovered he was British. In my naïve American (& Texan) supposition, I thought British authors were so much more educated & superior writers than Americans. I apologize, USA!!! Very disappointing. I quit after two chapters, even though I read pret [...]


    14. This book was very gossipy and a little tabloidish. The tone was such that I wasn't necessarily willing to believe every anecdote. Still, there was enough of interest to keep me reading to the end. It could have been better, though, more serious and less smarmy. I think the most interesting parts were about Dennis Hopper, since I knew the least about his career and life in general. The stories least believable were about Warren Beatty and Marlon Brando - Beatty is not a big one for interviews, s [...]


    15. Of course this was a trashy read. It was also of course incredibly entertaining. As a lover of everything Hollywood and wish I lived there today it became, not exactly personal but very jealous. Marlon and Warren I can not relate to at all. I continue to realize that a hairline is not the only thing I share with Jack and I found myself feeling very akin to Dennis. Underneath the mountain of shit he shoveled upon himself he was a good soul (apparently). My first stop on my time machine would be L [...]


    16. If you want a light-read account of a subject which is no doubt never devoid of juicy scandal and controversy . well , this is way more tedious and disappointing , given the obvious titillating nature of the theme , which had fields to score !!! The book is a tome( yes, literally !!!) of the life chronicles of four legendary outlaws but even their larger-than-life lives can't stop this book from dying .Read this book only and only if you are a die-hard fan of any of the four men !!!


    17. I'll be honest: part of me wanted to NOT like this book. The snarky, almost tabloid-style of the writing was off-putting at first. However, the fascinating lives of the subjects, combined with the author's obvious fandom (snark aside), made this a really enjoyable read. It was just plain fun, especially for a cinephile like me. I'll be holding on to this one, and I'm sure I'll read it again!


    18. The book was okay. I was mostly reading it to see how it covered the exploits of Beatty and Brandon as described in other books. The writing style was not scholarly but sounded more like the smugness of your typical British tabloid. Maybe that shouldn't have come as a surprise. However, there was enough information about the events that I was interested in to keep me reading.


    19. Falling asleep reading the copious 2nd, 3rd and 4th hand telling of the lives of these guys. I have slogged through 3/4 of the book, mostly because I paid full price. Kind of like 6 People magazines together. Where was the editor on this? Redundant, redundant, redundant.


    20. Very candid look at 4 of America's most famous actors. All of which had some very serious issues. It definitely has its funny and entertaining parts, but this one tended to focus on the sadder moments in their careers. Not a great follow up to the original Hellraisers.


    21. The problem about the Hollywood Hellraisers is that they're all, well, dicks. Their Brit counterparts were far more charming (and seemingly less damaged mentally) - still, it makes for fascinating and fun reading, and one only can hope Dennis Hopper donated his body to science.


    22. Interesting book about some of the best actors of the last hundred years. The parts about the actors lives and filmmaking were fascinating. Wish it was a little less gossip column-y but what are you gonna do.


    23. Read this because I read Hellraisers and I wanted a light summer scandal read. Blech. Drugs, drink, mental instabilities, and men who use women like toilet paper and claim they like it. Hellraisers was a classier reador at least those actors got into trouble with more style.


    24. I found this book in a charity shop so it was a bit of a random selection. It's not as interesting as it sounds though.I got bored about halfway through and I just didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.


    25. This was a good, easy read, very entertaining and informative in a behind-the-scenes way. These are four "bad boys" who made it big in Hollywood. This gives an account of how they each got where they are today.


    26. This book delivers the expected anecdotes and tales of four unforgettable characters in the Hollywood movie scene. For Nicholson fans this is a must read, and there are insights about Brando as well. Probably not a pleasant read for hard-core feminists.


    27. Reading this book was tantamount to furtively scanning the tabloids while checking out at the supermarker; it's a compendium of gossip gleaned, I suspect, from those same publications and marketed between two hard covers.Glad I didn't buy this dog, sad that I wasted time with it.


    28. Damn, this was trashy! I can't begrudge its bottom-feeding nature, though. It's not called 'Hollywood Wimps,' after all.


    29. Total rubbish. Not a patch on the first Hellraisers book. You could conceivably call Hopper a Hellraiser, but the other three were berks, plain and simple.



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