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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
 1978 Apocalypse Now: The Workprint
Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (uncredited)
 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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Stage Play: I Remember Mama. Comedy. Written by John Van Druten. Adapted from "Mama's Bank Account" by Kathryn Forbes. Scenic Design by George Jenkins. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Lighting Design by George Jenkins. Assistant to George Jenkins: Chase Adams. Assistant to Lucinda Ballard: Anna Hill Johnstone. Music Box Theatre: 19 Oct ... 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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Personal Quote:

You're not going to call The Rolling Stones artists. I heard somebody compare them something as memorable and as important as Bach, Haydn [Joseph Haydn], Mozart [Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart] and Schubert [Franz Schubert]. I hate rock 'n' roll. It's ugly. I liked it when the blacks had it in 1927. See more »

Trivia:

One of only four actors to win two Oscars for films that also won Best Picture (the others being Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, and Gene Hackman). In addition, he and Dustin Hoffman are the only actors to win two Best Actor Oscars for films that won Best Picture. 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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