Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Marlon Brando - a large-hearted genius

Marlon Brando is a legend. His hands make it clear why he became the star that he was.

Brando had fairly large hands, with a broad, fleshy palm and a long, curvy heartline going towards the area between his first two fingers. He had a shapely thumb of a good size, and it was low-set, nicely waisted, and had a strong will phalange. The mounts of Lower Mars, Venus and Upper Moon were the most well developed mounts on his hands. The other mounts were developed too. The lines seem clear enough and there is a semblance of a double headline. This second headline
does not start near the beginning of the lifeline (from whatever little one can see of the lines) and apparently does not extend all the way to the other end either, but it is present during the productive period of his life. The line is higher and runs more or less parallel to the normal headline. The Mercury finger is a little short, especially the middle phalange and the Jupiter finger, a little low-set.

You can check out his hand photo here. The other pictures on this post are all free to use photos.

Marlon Brando was known to be difficult, particularly at work, and the hand reading explains to some extent why he was like this. His hands show that he was a temperamental man and emotional as well.
Perhaps it was because he felt so deeply that people found him difficult. But these qualities were also accompanied by compassion and generosity of spirit. So much so that it can be said that he was the kind of man suited to philanthropy and noble causes. This personality trait stands out on his hand, and is quite unusual for an actor to possess.

His hand shows a fair amount of aggression and when combined with feelings which simmered just under the surface, could have resulted in demanding behaviour. But it is highly unlikely that this was for any selfish purpose or because he wanted attention or to satisfy some trivial whim. The truth is that his hand shows a pronounced talent which would have made him see things in a different (and better) way than people around him. He had this basic unselfishness and a liking for people which meant that all he wanted to do was something which would benefit everyone overall. Perhaps he was misunderstood because very few actors have this unselfish streak.

Brando's two headlines are fairly long, clear and level, and while this points to a certain duality in the personality, it also shows a stable mentality. It does mean however that he could have functioned differently in two different contexts. For example, work and family. These headlines also show a highly effective and capable mind. This is in addition to his creative side.

The developed Moon mount, the double headline and slim first phalanges show his intellectualism and creativity. The humility shown on his hand would make him a true artist, because he would have been a person who would always keep striving for excellence. Ego wouldn’t come into it. If he made a fuss about anything, it wouldn't be to satisfy his ego. Again, a personality characteristic not usually found on actors. A strong need for attention and at times, narcissism, are more often found on actors' hands.

His hand doesn’t show too much of business sense.

It is possible that Marlon Brando's genius wasn’t fully tapped. Sure, he was known to be a great actor and has entertained the public with some outstanding performances, but he was more than that. Perhaps he could have made more great films which showcased his talents or perhaps he could become an excellent movie director. One will never know.

You might also like Tom Cruise's hand reading or Ben Affleck's Hand Reading or Hugh Jackman's hand reading or read the hand analysis of other Hollywood actors, both men and women.


  1. Excellent palm reading. I also have to say that him being an Aries also complements the personality you have discussed. I have 3 questions, Nita.

    1. Doesn't having a waisted thumb qualify him as being tactful which he wasn't towards the middle or end of his career.

    2. What do each of three sections of the Mount of Moon represent?

    3. Could you do a palm reading of Bruce Willis? He is one my favorite Hollywood actors.

    1. Firstly, yes, a waisted thumb shows diplomacy and tact but this doesn't mean he would be always so. That is why it is difficult to read actual behaviour from the hand. One does not know the circumstances during which he was not so. He was an emotional man, even volatile at times, so it is likely that when his emotions were aroused, he was different. Secondly, regarding the different parts of the mount of moon, they represent the three worlds – the intellectual, the material and the physical. It is rare to have development of the Upper Moon mount, and shows rare artistic talent. About Bruce Willis, will him in mind.

    2. Another thing. It is easy to mistake the development of the middle mount of moon for the upper moon mount. A developed Upper moon is rare.

  2. Very interesting! My impression of him for a while was of a selfish kind of guy. I was growing up when he was a big movie star and all and ofcourse I saw his films like everyone. Some stuff from his personal life made me feel he was quite cruel and rigid in his ways. But, i guess you dont know a person until you know a person right? Getting to know what someone really is an art in itself i suppose.

    1. People are complex and behave in contradictory ways. I too have heard of stories about his personal life but one never really knows the whole story.


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