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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 & 32 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 Michael Jackson: You Rock My World (Video 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
 1953 The Wild One
Johnny Strabler / Narrator
 1950 The Men
Ken
 1950 Come Out Fighting (TV Movie)
Jimmy Brand
 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 »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

On The Godfather (1972) I had signs and cue cards everywhere -- on my shirt sleeves, on a watermelon and glued to the scenery. Not memorizing lines increased the illusion of reality and spontaneity. See more »

Trivia:

Although he played John Cazale, James Caan and Al Pacino's father in The Godfather (1972), he was only eleven years older than Cazale and sixteen years older than Caan and Pacino in real life. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Mr Mumbles See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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