Marlon Brando

Biography

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Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor who performed for over half a century.

He was perhaps best known for his roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), his Academy Award-nominated performance as Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata! (1952), his role as Mark Antony in the MGM film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar (1953), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and his Academy Award-winning performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954). During the 1970s, he was most famous for his Academy Award-winning performance as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972), also playing Colonel Walter Kurtz in another Coppola film, Apocalypse Now (1979). Brando delivered an Academy Award-nominated performance as Paul in Last Tango in Paris (1972), in addition to directing and starring in the western film One-Eyed Jacks (1961).

Brando had a significant impact on film acting, and was the foremost example of the "method" acting style. While he became notorious for his "mumbling" diction and exuding a raw animal magnetism, his mercurial performances were nonetheless highly regarded, and he is considered one of the greatest and most influential actors of the 20th century. Director Martin Scorsese said of him, "He is the marker. There's 'before Brando' and 'after Brando'.'"Actor Jack Nicholson once said, "When Marlon dies, everybody moves up one."

Brando was also an activist, supporting many issues, notably the African-American Civil Rights Movement and various American Indian Movements.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor who performed for over half a century.

He was perhaps best known for his roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), his Academy Award-nominated performance as Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata! (1952), his role as Mark Antony in the MGM film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar (1953), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and his Academy Award-winning performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954). During the 1970s, he was most famous for his Academy Award-winning performance as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972), also playing Colonel Walter Kurtz in another Coppola film, Apocalypse Now (1979). Brando delivered an Academy Award-nominated performance as Paul in Last Tango in Paris (1972), in addition to directing and starring in the western film One-Eyed Jacks (1961).

Brando had a significant impact on film acting, and was the foremost example of the "method" acting style. While he became notorious for his "mumbling" diction and exuding a raw animal magnetism, his mercurial performances were nonetheless highly regarded, and he is considered one of the greatest and most influential actors of the 20th century. Director Martin Scorsese said of him, "He is the marker. There's 'before Brando' and 'after Brando'.'"Actor Jack Nicholson once said, "When Marlon dies, everybody moves up one."

Brando was also an activist, supporting many issues, notably the African-American Civil Rights Movement and various American Indian Movements.

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Personal Info

Gender -

Known Credits 64

Birthday 1924-04-03

Day of Death 2004-07-01

Place of Birth Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.marlonbrando.com/

Also Known As

  • Mr Mumbles
  • Marlon Brando Jr.
  • Bud

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Listen to Me Marlon as Himself (voice) (archive footage)
2014 Marlon Brando, un acteur nommé désir as Archival
2008 Big Bug Man as Mrs. Sour
2007 Brando as Himself (archive footage)
2006 You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman as Himself (archive footage)
2006 Superman Returns as Jor-El
2006 The Godfather and the Mob as (archive footage)
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age as Himself
2001 Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special as himself
2001 Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies as Himself (archive footage)
2001 The Score as Max
1998 Free Money as Warden Sven 'The Swede' Sorenson
1997 The Brave as McCarthy
1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau as Dr. Moreau
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1994 Don Juan DeMarco as Dr. Jack Mickler
1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery as Tomas de Torquemada
1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse as Himself
1990 The Freshman as Carmine Sabatini, aka Jimmy The Toucan
1990 The Godfather Family: A Look Inside as Himself
1989 A Dry White Season as Ian McKenzie
1980 The Formula as Adam Steiffel, Chairman Titan Oil
1979 Apocalypse Now as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
1979 Roots: The Next Generations(8 episodes) as George Lincoln Rockwell
1978 Superman as Jor-El
1977 The Godfather Epic as Don Vito Corleone
1977 The Hollywood Greats(1 episode)
1976 The Missouri Breaks as Robert Clayton
1972 Last Tango in Paris as Paul
1972 The Godfather as Don Vito Corleone
1971 The Nightcomers as Peter Quint
1970 King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
1969 Burn! as Sir William Walker
1968 The Night of the Following Day as Chauffeur
1968 Candy as Grindl
1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye as Weldon Penderton
1967 A Countess from Hong Kong as Ogden Mears
1966 The Appaloosa as Matt
1966 The Chase as Sheriff Calder
1966 Meet Marlon Brando as Himself
1965 Morituri as Robert Crain
1964 Bedtime Story as Freddy Benson
1963 The Ugly American as Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite
1962 Mutiny on the Bounty as First Lieutnant Fletcher Christian
1961 One-Eyed Jacks as Rio
1960 The Fugitive Kind as Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier
1958 The Young Lions as Lt. Christian Diestl
1957 Sayonara as Major Lloyd Gruver
1956 The Teahouse of the August Moon as Sakini
1955 Guys and Dolls as Sky Masterson
1954 Désirée as Napoleon Bonaparte
1954 On the Waterfront as Terry Malloy
1953 The Wild One as Johnny Strabler
1953 Julius Caesar as Marc Antony
1952 Omnibus(120 episodes) as Stanley Kowalski
1952 Viva Zapata! as Emiliano Zapata
1951 A Streetcar Named Desire as Stanley Kowalski
1950 The Men as Ken Wilcheck/Bud
1948 Actors Studio(65 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(4 episodes)
1900 The Godfather Saga(0 episodes) as Vito Corleone

Directing

1961 One-Eyed Jacks … Director

Crew

1993 In the Name of the Father … Thanks

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