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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:

Truckline Cafe (1946). Written by Maxwell Anderson. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Costume Design by Millia Davenport. Directed by Harold Clurman. Belasco Theatre: 27 Feb 1946- 9 Mar 1946 (13 performances). Cast: Joseph Adams (as "Second Man"), Marlon Brando (as "Sage McRae"), Irene Dailey (as "Angie"), Joann Dolan (as "Evvie ... See more »

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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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[on his characterization of Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954)] [The role] was actor-proof, a scene that demonstrated how audiences often do much of the acting themselves in an effectively told story. See more »

Trivia:

Brando had to sue Francis Ford Coppola to get all the money owed to him from his percentage of the profits of Apocalypse Now (1979). Brando characterized the people in the movie industry as "liars" to Lawrence Grobel (who conducted his 1979 Playboy interview): "Even Francis Coppola owed me one-and-a-half million and I have to sue him. They all do that, as they make interest on the money . . . so ... See more »

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Was known for being very difficult to work with See more »

Nickname:

Mr Mumbles See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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