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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)

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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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Stage: Appeared (as "Stanley Kowalski") in "A Streetcar Named Desire" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Tennessee Williams. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey and Arthur H. Ross. Directed by Elia Kazan. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 3 Dec 1947-17 Dec 1949 (855 ... 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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Most New York and Beverly Hills psychoanalysts are a little crazy themselves, as well as highly motivated to separate patients from their money while making their emotional problems worse. See more »

Trivia:

Believed that he could control stress in his life and physical pain through meditation. So sure he was of this, that he wanted to prove it. When he decided in the early nineties to be circumcised, he wanted the doctor to do the operation with no anesthesia so that he could show off this skill. The doctor refused because of medical ethics, but Brando underwent the operation anyway after receiving ... See more »

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Frequently played young, somewhat misunderstood rebels in his youth (A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), The Wild One (1953), On the Waterfront (1954)), and later powerful criminals (The Godfather (1972), The Formula (1980), The Freshman (1990)). See more »

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