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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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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Eugene Marchbanks") in "Candida" on Broadway (revival). Written by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Cort Theatre: 3 Apr 1946-2 May 1946 (24 performances). Cast: Wesley Addy (as "The Rev. James Mavor Morell"), Oliver Cliff, Katharine Cornell (as "Candida"; also producer), Cedric Hardwicke (as "Mr... 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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I don't know what people expect when they meet me. They seem to be afraid that I'm going to piss in the potted palm and slap them on the ass. See more »

Trivia:

Received more money for his short appearance as Jor-El in Superman (1978) than Christopher Reeve did in the title role. Brando later sued for a percentage of the film's profits. See more »

Trademark:

Often improvised his own dialogue See more »

Nickname:

Bud See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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