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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 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 acting] I don't put it down. But I resent people putting it up. See more »

Trivia:

Was considered by director Tim Burton for the role of the Penguin in Batman Returns (1992). Batman creator Bob Kane was relieved that he was not cast, as he considered Brando the "wrongest possible choice for the role". See more »

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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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