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Watch 23-Year-Old Marlon Brando's Screen Test For 'Rebel Without A Cause'

We've all heard of the 1955 film, "Rebel Without A Cause," starring Marlon Brando, Natalie Wood, and Sal Mineo — wait… what?!?

Juuuust kidding, of course. We would never discredit James Dean's iconic performance in the classic film, which has continued to be both culturally and historically significant well into the twenty-first century. However, "Rebel Without A Cause" didn't always have its leading man.

While it's hard to imagine anyone but Dean in the role, another '50s heartthrob was also vying for the part. In this rare video, unearthed by our pals at IndieWire, we get a chance to see a then-very-young legendary actor Marlon Brando screen-testing for the Warner Bros. flick back when he was just twenty-three years old. Get More »

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The 9 Worst Oscar Speeches Ever

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Winning an Oscar represents the culmination of years of labor and faith in the careers of those who work in film. When your name is called, it's etched in stone forever, never to be taken away by anyone or anything. And that's all fantastic.

There's one final detail that can still go terribly awry, however; something that can, fair or unfair, eternally undermine your win and your performance in the film: A botched acceptance speech.

Don't **** up the acceptance speech.

Here are nine unfortunate incidences of a less-than-stellar moment in the Oscar spotlight. Get More »

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The 25 Best Music Performances in Movies

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Actors are trained to be able to portray just about anything their role calls for, but there's one thing even the best actors can't possibly fake: Singing.

That's why we're always so impressed when actors sing on screen rather than just lip-synch some professional musician. Case in point: Next week's "Pitch Perfect," which features stars such as Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson belting out tunes like the divas they were meant to be. Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Silent House' and More

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This week: Elizabeth Olsen plays a young woman who helps her father and uncle prepare their boarded-up summer home only to become trapped inside with a killer in "Silent House," a low-budget horror movie originally said to be shot in one long, continuous take.

Also new this week is the romantic drama "The Deep Blue Sea" with Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston, the supernatural thriller "Monitor" with Noomi Rapace and the Blu-ray debut of  1996's "The Island of Dr. Moreau" starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. Get More »

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Brando and Leigh Battle in Exclusive 'Streetcar Named Desire' Deleted Scene

We're pretty accustomed to deleted scenes on new DVD and Blu-ray releases these days. But never-seen-before shots from a 61-year-old film, a classic considered one of the greatest works of them all? Now that's desirable. And that's what you'll see in the clip above.

"A Streetcar Named Desire," Elia Kazan's masterful 1951 adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play, was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won four, including Best Actress for Vivien Leigh as troubled, faded Southern belle Blanche. Though her costar Marlon Brando didn't win the acting Oscar, his intense performance as Blanche's brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski is one for the ages, and not just for that one line. (C'mon, you know you want to say it: "STELLAAAAAA!")

Central to the film is the sexual tension between Blanche and Stanley, and his brutality toward her. Owing to decency standards of the time, Kazan was forced to cut several scenes that were deemed too shocking for 1950s audiences to handle.

That material is part of the new "Streetcar" Blu-ray, available today; but right now you can watch the exclusive online debut of an extended version of the film's pivotal rape scene, in which Stanley advances on Blanche, telling her, "Maybe you wouldn't be so bad to interfere with." The ensuing escalation of violence may not "too shocking" for today's audiences, but it still packs a powerful and disturbing punch.

Cool Clicks: Everybody Was 'Kung-Fu Panda' Birthing!

We scour the interwebs for the coolest movie news and more so you don’t have to…

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CNN shows Jack Black as he presents the heartwarming birth of Po, the new Atlanta Zoo panda bear. Congratulations Po, your kung-fu training will begin with Master Shifu tomorrow at dawn.

The kids may be all right, but the Academy sometimes isn't. Entertainment Weekly gives us the top movies that were unworthy of the Best Picture title, and the unrecognized films that should have taken their spots.

Don't worry @LindsayLohan, @NextMovie #stilllovesyou! Buzzfeed shows us that the "Mean Girls" star isn't so popular in the Hollywood Twitter crowd. #ouch

Rule number 33 on the Zombie Survival list: Always do a sequel. Total Film gives us Woody Harrelson's thoughts on another "Zombieland" installment. Get More »

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