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Marlon Brando

Film Director | * 04/03/1924 († 80, 07/01/2004) | Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor and film director. With a career spanning 60 years, he is well-regarded for his cultural influence on 20th-century film. Brando's Academy Award-winning performances include that of Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972). Brando was an activist for many causes, notably the civil rights movement and various Native American movements. He is credited with helping to popularize the Stanislavski system of acting, having studied with Stella Adler in the 1940s. He is often regarded as one of the first actors to bring Method Acting (built from the Stanislavski system) to mainstream audiences. He initially gained acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for reprising the role of Stanley Kowalski in the 1951 film adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play ()
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Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor who performed for over half a century. He was perhaps best known for his roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), his Academy Award-nominated performance as Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata! (1952), his role as Mark Antony in the MGM film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar (1953), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and his Academy Award-winning performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954). During the 1970s, he was most famous for his Academy Award-winning performance as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972), also playing Colonel Walter Kurtz in another Coppola film, Apocalypse Now (1979). Brando delivered an Academy Award-nominated performance as Paul in Last Tango in Paris (1972), in addition to directing and starring in the western film One-Eyed Jacks (1961). Brando had a significant impact on film acting, and was the foremost example of the "method" acting style. While he became notorious for his "mumbling" diction and exuding a raw animal magnetism, his mercurial performances were nonetheless highly regarded, and he is considered one of the greatest and most influential actors of the 20th century. Director Martin Scorsese said of him, "He is the marker. There's 'before Brando' and 'after Brando'.'"Actor Jack Nicholson once said, "When Marlon dies, everybody moves up one." Brando was also an activist, supporting many issues, notably the African-American Civil Rights Movement and various American Indian Movements.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Marlon Brando

2x Academy Award for Best Actor Theatre World Award Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 7x Academy Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Marlon Brando as Actor(61)

as Archive Footage2018 Sebring
as Himself (voice) (archive footage)2015 Listen to Me Marlon
as Himself (archive footage)2014 Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire
as Himself (archive footage)2010 Reel Injun
as Himself (archive footage)2007 Brando
as (archive footage)2006 The Godfather and the Mob
as Jor-El2006 Superman Returns
as Himself (archive footage)2006 You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman
as Himself (archive footage)2001 Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies
as Max2001 The Score
as Warden Sven 'The Swede' Sorenson1998 Free Money
as McCarthy1997 The Brave
as Dr. Moreau1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau
as Stanley Kowalski / Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier (archive footage)1994 Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage
as Dr. Jack Mickler1994 Don Juan DeMarco
as Don Vito Corleone1992 The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980
as Tomas de Torquemada1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
as Carmine Sabatini, aka Jimmy The Toucan1990 The Freshman
as Ian McKenzie1989 A Dry White Season
as Adam Steiffel, Chairman Titan Oil1980 The Formula
as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz1979 Apocalypse Now
as Narrator1978 Raoni
as Jor-El1978 Superman
as Robert Clayton1976 The Missouri Breaks
as Don Vito Corleone1972 The Godfather
as Peter Quint1971 The Nightcomers
as Sir William Walker1969 Burn!
as Grindl1968 Candy
as Ogden Mears1967 A Countess from Hong Kong
as Weldon Penderton1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye
as Matt1966 The Appaloosa
as himself1966 Meet Marlon Brando
as Sheriff Calder1966 The Chase
as Robert Crain1965 Morituri
as Freddy Benson1964 Bedtime Story
as Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite1963 The Ugly American
as First Lieutnant Fletcher Christian1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
as Rio1961 One-Eyed Jacks
as Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier1960 The Fugitive Kind
as Lt. Christian Diestl1958 The Young Lions
as Major Lloyd Gruver1957 Sayonara
as Sky Masterson1955 Guys and Dolls
as Napoleon Bonaparte1954 Désirée
as Terry Malloy1954 On the Waterfront
as Marc Antony1953 Julius Caesar
as Johnny Strabler1953 The Wild One
as Emiliano Zapata1952 Viva Zapata!
as Stanley Kowalski1951 A Streetcar Named Desire
as Ken Wilcheck/Bud1950 The Men

TV Shows/Series with Marlon Brando as Actor(8)

Movies with Marlon Brando as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1961 One-Eyed Jacks

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Marlon Brando
Born: Thursday, 04/03 1924 (April) in Omaha
Died: Thursday, 07/01 2004 (July) in Los Angeles (aged: 80)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Actors Studio, Shattuck-Saint Mary's, The New School, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Spouses (current/former): Tarita Teriipaia, Movita Castaneda, Anna Kashfi
Children: Stephen Blackehart, Cheyenne Brando, Christian Brando, Simon Teihotu Brando, Rebecca Brando, Miko Castaneda Brando
Siblings: Jocelyn Brando
Father: Marlon Brando, Sr.
Mother: Dodie Brando
Other names for Marlon Brando (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Mr Mumbles"
"Marlon Brando Jr."
"Bud"
"Марлон Брандо"
"マーロン・ブランド"
"말론 브란도"
"มาร์ลอน แบรนโด"
"مارلون براندو"
"马龙·白兰度"
"Marlon Brando Junior"
Marlon Brando frequently works together with these people:
Robert Duvall (8x, Actor)
Mario Puzo (8x, Crew)
Richard Donner (7x, Crew)
Margot Kidder (7x, Actress)
Michael Thau (7x, Crew)
Al Pacino (6x, Actor)
Christopher Reeve (6x, Actor)
Charlie Chaplin (6x, Crew)
John Williams (5x, Crew)
June Valli (4x, Cast)
Jill Corey (3x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1513, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/02/2019