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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 "Nels") in "I Remember Mama" on Broadway See more »

Publicity Listings:

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 the Academy Awards, to Connie Chung after his Best Supporting Actor nomination for A Dry White Season (1989)] That's a part of the sickness in America, that you have to think in terms of who wins, who loses, who's good, who's bad, who's best, who's worst... I don't like to think that way. Everybody has their own value in different ways, and I don't like to think who's the best at this. I mean... See more »

Trivia:

At the time of his death at age 80, Brando had been suffering from congestive heart failure, advanced diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis (damage to the tissue inside the lungs resulting from a bout of pneumonia in 2001). Doctors had recently discovered a tumor inside his liver, but he died before they could operate to remove it. See more »

Trademark:

Usually received top-billing in movies. Even if didn't have the titular role or was the most seen character See more »

Nickname:

Bud See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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