Marlon Brando (1924–2004)


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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 32 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Apocalypse Now Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
(1979)
The Godfather Don Vito Corleone
(1972)
On the Waterfront Terry Malloy
(1954)

Filmography

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 2006 Big Bug Man (TV Movie)
Mrs. Sour (voice)
 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
The Swede
 1997 The Brave
McCarthy
 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau
Dr. Moreau
 1995 Divine Rapture (Short)
Priest
 1994 Don Juan DeMarco
Dr. Jack Mickler
 1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
Tomas de Torquemada
 1990 The Freshman
Carmine Sabatini
 1989 A Dry White Season
McKenzie
 1980 The Formula
Adam Steiffel
 1979 Apocalypse Now
Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini Series)
George Lincoln Rockwell
- Part VII (1960-1967) (1979) ... George Lincoln Rockwell
 1978 Superman
Jor-El
 1977 The Godfather Saga (TV Mini Series)
Don Vito Corleone
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Don Vito Corleone
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Don Vito Corleone
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Don Vito Corleone
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Don Vito Corleone
 1976 The Missouri Breaks
Lee Clayton
 1972 Last Tango in Paris
Paul
 1972 The Godfather
Don Vito Corleone
 1971 The Nightcomers
Peter Quint
 1969 Burn!
Sir William Walker
 1968 Candy
Grindl
 1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye
Maj. Weldon Penderton
 1966 The Appaloosa
Matt Fletcher
 1966 The Chase
Sheriff Calder
 1965 Morituri
Robert Crain
 1964 Bedtime Story
Freddy Benson
 1963 The Ugly American
Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
1st Lt. Fletcher Christian
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks
Rio
 1960 The Fugitive Kind
Valentine Xavier
 1958 The Young Lions
Lt. Christian Diestl
 1957 Sayonara
Major Lloyd Gruver
 1955 Guys and Dolls
Sky Masterson
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Stanley
- Advice to Bathers (1955) ... Stanley
 1954 Désirée
Napoleon Bonaparte
 1954 On the Waterfront
Terry Malloy
 1953 The Wild One
Johnny Strabler
 1953 Julius Caesar
Mark Antony
 1952 Viva Zapata!
Emiliano Zapata
 1951 A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley
 1950 The Men
Ken Wilocek
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- I'm No Hero (1949)
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Other Works:

"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 »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 32 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 87 Articles | 18 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Tarita  (divorced)  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Christian Brando | See more »

Parents:

Brando Sr., Marlon | Brando (Pennebaker), Dorothy Julia

Relatives:

Brando, Frannie (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Burt Reynolds] I disagree with the thought process of people like him, who is a totally narcissistic person who epitomizes everything wrong with being a celebrity in Hollywood. See more »

Trivia:

Turned down Charlton Heston's Oscar winning role in Ben-Hur (1959). See more »

Trademark:

Usually received top-billing in movies. Even if he wasn't the most seen character (e.g. Apocalypse Now (1979)) nor in the titular role (e.g. Superman (1978)). See more »

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Bud See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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