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Marlon Brando (1924–2004)


Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949, a decision for which he was severely criticized... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 35 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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 2006 The Godfather (Video Game)
Don Vito Corleone (voice)
 2001 You Rock My World (TV Short)
Boss
 2001 The Score
Max
 1998 Free Money
Warden Sven 'The Swede' Sorenson
 1997 The Brave
McCarthy
 1980 The Formula
Adam Steiffel, Chairman Titan Oil
 1978 Superman
Jor-El
 1968 Candy
Grindl
 1966 The Appaloosa
Matt
 1957 Sayonara
Major Gruver
 1953 The Wild One
Johnny Strabler / Narrator
 1950 The Men
Ken
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- I'm No Hero (1949)
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Other Works:

2000: TV commercial for Telecom. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 31 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 82 Articles | 18 Pictorials | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

News is business. And, uh, people sell news, and unfortunately people in my position are in the public eye, are sellable commodities, but they're not any different than Kleenex or Dial Soap or anything else. And uh, so if we find something out that's about your sex life, or something you do with your fingernails after you cut them off, if you smoke the grime from your navel, then ... then ... ... See more »

Trivia:

The news agency Reuters, in an article about about Vanity Fair magazine's upcoming Hollywood issue, reported after his death that Brando repeatedly voiced objections to appearing in The Godfather (1972). According to Brando's friend Budd Schulberg, who won an Oscar writing the screenplay for On the Waterfront (1954), Brando repeatedly told his assistant Alice Marchak that he would not be in a ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played young, somewhat misunderstood rebels in his youth (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Wild One, On the Waterfront) and later powerful criminals (The Godfather, The Formula, The Freshman, The Score). See more »

Nickname:

Bud See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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