Hollywood Collection : Yul Brynner The Man Who Was King

There is only one Yul Brynner. No other actor had his looks, his range of talents, his energy, and his capacity to draw others into the spell of his charm. A true sophisticate of deliberately mysterious origins, Yul Brynner was at home in a wide variety of languages and social environments.
Rock BrynnerVictoria BrynnerJohn Frankenheimer
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Khristine JacksonReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2020
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A .... rare .... Gem .... Simply Priceless ....
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Yul Brynner ...was a actor that had that something special. When he was before a camera ...he could draw his audience in like a ..MAGNET .! This man was ..who had an accent, bald and shaven head and seductive charm . Knew his craft and deserved all the accolades that came his way. I vaguely recall when he was alive ..shortly before he died from Cancer in 1985. His son is his legacy ...and his character that of a KING. No one modern day actor has been able to surpass ..what he left behind. Once in awhile an actor or actress ...comes into the world ...hones their craft ..and selects a few projects... that send them soaring ...beyond the galaxy . After that ...like the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman .... that person is mourned for decades ... Mr. Brynner's work ..earned him an Academy award in 1956. I will always recall him fondly for his ..beautiful facial features and that stare ... that could melt ..ice cubes on a Spring day....
Jonathan BaronReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2015
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Unique is Such an Overused Word But it Applies Here
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Nearly all of these actor biopics seem overblown, self congratulatory products of publicity agents. Yet we need to feel that our favorite actors didn't simply portray remarkable people but were remarkable people in their own right. Most are not. Thus most of these are tripe. Not so, Yul Brynner.

The first motion picture I saw was The Ten Commandments, first run, in the 1950s at the height of the grand spear and sandal epics and Charlton Heston. But what I remembered was Yul Brynner. However I had no idea what a truly interesting and remarkable person he was until just now when I saw this documentary. Even if you never saw him perform on stage or screen, you're likely to find it interesting too. Such an improbable life. Such a singular individual.
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John W. BoyleReviewed in the United States on September 10, 2019
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Intersting topic ruined
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Interesting parts to this bio, but totally diminished by the commentary of his son "Rock" who is clearly a pompass boor of the first order. Apparently he has never outgrown his parental linage and never developed as a person in his own right, maybe he's one of those types who's self-worth is defined by his parentage. He speaks in this silly stentorian tone of "Yul" as if he were the second coming. Would have been an interesting video but eventually shut it off because of this aspect.
Chuckles !Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2014
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wonderful documentary
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I have been a Yul Brynner fan since I saw the 10 commandments! Yul has always fascinated me with his mysterious demeanor, dramatic style and good looks. it was nice to learn about his humble beginnings... He was a true artist in so many ways! Enjoyed watching his children and friends both professional and personal speak about the kind of a person he was off set. I am still a true fan ... the personal aspects of his life were interesting to learn about since I have always wondered about his life off set. He was a true professional and I appreciate the contributions he made to international actors of the future.
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bonfireblondieReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2016
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What Sexy, Masculine and Talented Actor!
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Yul Brynner had something about him that was so uniquely special. I've never seen another actor bring the kind of power and presence that he had to the screen. His eyes were hypnotic and sexy. He commanded attention from the audience by all his performances. He was physically beautiful also. He died too soon. This was a wonderful documentary.
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Janet Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2019
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Yul, is Yul
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If you have followed Yul in all the many different movies he's done, you like to read about the person too and this was good insight....
DiogenesReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2020
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He really was a king. Rest in peace Yul. Thanks for all your contributions.
VivKReviewed in the United States on July 18, 2018
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What a truly remarkable person Yul Brynner was!
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What a truly remarkable person Yul Brynner was! I always thought he was an amazing actor, and now I find out how amazing he was as man. Great documentary!
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