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David Thomson's career as a film critic has been a performance worthy of Brando or Olivier.

By Clive James   May 2015

Marlon Brando before and after make-up for his role as Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather. © Paramount Pictures and other respective Production Studios and Distributors.

Make way for Marlon Brando, Laurence Olivier and David Thomson. Other great actors are mentioned in David Thomson’s new book, but surprisingly few. Mainly the text is confined to memorialising these three. And if you doubt that David…

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