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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 33 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

Stage: Appeared in "Truckline Cafe" on Broadway. Also in cast: David Manners. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 31 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 83 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 directing] I did it once. It was an ass-breaker. You work yourself to death. You're the first one up in the morning . . . I mean, we shot that thing [One-Eyed Jacks (1961)] on the run, you know. You make up the dialog the scene before, improvising, and your brain is going crazy. See more »

Trivia:

It was his idea for Jor-El to wear the "S" insignia as the family crest in Superman (1978). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played young, somewhat misunderstood rebels in his youth (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Wild One, On the Waterfront) and later powerful criminals (The Godfather, The Formula, The Freshman, The Score). See more »

Nickname:

Bud See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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