Francis Ford Coppola Talks Marijuana’s Creative Benefits and Dennis Hopper’s Drug-Fueled ‘Apocalypse Now’ Performance
Francis Ford Coppola has been making the rounds talking about “Apocalypse Now” for weeks. Ever since it was revealed that the filmmaker decided to go back to the editing bay one last time on his classic war film, he’s discussed the ins and outs of the various versions of the film, while also discussing why the upcoming ‘Final Cut’ is the definitive cut. But recently, speaking to Collider, Coppola didn’t just discuss the film but decided to shed some light on what it was like filming with two legendary icons, Dennis Hopper and Marlon Brando. And yes, it’s about as strange as you might imagine.
For decades, stories of Marlon Brando’s, uh, eccentricity have been floated about in interviews and reports. And according to Coppola, the Oscar-winning actor had methods that helped him with his performance that he’s never seen before, dating back to their time together on “The Godfather.”
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