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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 28 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Godfather
The Godfather Don Vito Corleone
(1972)
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
(1979)
Superman
Superman Jor-El
(1978)
On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront Terry Malloy
(1954)

Filmography

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 2006 The Godfather (Video Game)
Don Vito Corleone (voice)
 2001 The Score
Max
 1978 Superman
Jor-El
 1968 Candy
Grindl
 1950 The Men
Ken
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- I'm No Hero (1949)
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"Lying for a Living". Brando taught an acting seminar. He hired Tony Kaye to produce. For 14 days Brando discussed acting, among other things, in front of seven digital video cameras and about 40 people. The students ranged from well-known actors to unknown aspiring actors. In attendance at various times were Jon Voight, Harry ... See more »

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5 Biographical Movies | 31 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 86 Articles | 18 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on American Indians] When they laid down their arms, we murdered them. We lied to them. We cheated them out of their lands. We starved them into signing fraudulent agreements that we called treaties which we never kept. We turned them into beggars on a continent that gave life for as long as life can remember. And by any interpretation of history, however twisted, we did not do right. We were ... See more »

Trivia:

Was offered the role of Viktor Komarovsky in Doctor Zhivago (1965) by double-Oscar winning director David Lean. However, a month went by and Brando failed to respond to Lean's written inquiry into whether he wanted to play Komarovsky, so the director offered the role to James Mason, who was a generation older than Brando. Lean decided on Mason, who initially accepted the role, as he did not want ... See more »

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Bizarrely unique voice with an extreme nasal tonality spoken in mumbles See more »

Nickname:

Bud See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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