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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 33 wins & 22 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:

[on his unforgettable role in The Godfather (1972)] I went home and did some rehearsing to satisfy my curiosity about whether I could play an Italian. I put on some makeup, stuffed Kleenex in my cheeks and worked out the characterization first in front of a mirror, then on a television monitor. After working on it, I decided I could create a characterization that would support the story. The ... See more »

Trivia:

Jay Kantor was a lowly mailroom clerk at Lew Wasserman's talent agency Music Corp. of America when he was sent to pick up Brando and drive him to the agency. Impressed by the young man, Brando promptly appointed him his agent (Kantor was the inspiration for the character of Teddy Z in the 1989 TV series The Famous Teddy Z (1989)). 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:

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Star Sign:

Aries

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