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Marlon Brando

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.

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Apr 3, 1924 In Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie Martin Scorsese, l'Italo-Américain 2023-12-08
Latest Project:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Known For
Poster of Roots: The Next Generations
Poster of The Hollywood Greats
Poster of Cinépanorama
Poster of Actors Studio
Movie Martin Scorsese, l'Italo-Américain Self
Movie Sly Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Movie Becoming Al Pacino Himself (archive footage)
Movie Val Self (archive footage)
Movie Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It Self (archive footage)
Movie Jay Sebring… Cutting to the Truth Archive Footage
Movie Sacheen: Breaking the Silence Self (Archival Footage)
Movie Making Montgomery Clift Himself (archive footage)
Movie The Madding Crowd Himself
Movie Listen to Me Marlon Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Movie Tab Hunter Confidential Himself (archive footage)
Movie And the Oscar Goes To...
Movie Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's “Island of Dr. Moreau” Himself (archive footage)
Movie Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire Various Roles / Himself - Actor (archive footage)
Movie Hollywood Invasion Himself
Movie Smash His Camera Self (archive footage)
Movie Reel Injun Himself (archive footage)
Movie Paris Hilton Inc.: The Selling of Celebrity Self (archive footage)
Movie The Last Days of Marlon Brando Self (archive footage)
Movie Brando Himself (archive footage)
Movie Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Jor-El
Movie Superman Returns Jor-El
Movie Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman Self (archive footage)
Movie The Godfather and the Mob (archive footage)
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Himself
Movie Naqoyqatsi Self (archive footage)
Movie Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration himself
Movie Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies Himself (archive footage)
Movie The Score Max
Movie A Huey P. Newton Story
Movie Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' Himself
Movie Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend Himself
Movie Free Money Warden Sven 'The Swede' Sorenson
Movie The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Himself (archive footage)
Movie Eastwood on Eastwood Himself (archive footage)
Movie The Brave McCarthy
Movie All Power to the People! Self (archive footage)
Movie The Island of Dr. Moreau Dr. Moreau
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown
Movie Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage Stanley Kowalski / Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier (archive footage)
Movie Don Juan DeMarco Dr. Jack Mickler
Movie Marlon Brando: The Wild One Himself (uncredited)
Movie Christopher Columbus: The Discovery Tomas de Torquemada
Movie Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Himself
Movie The Freshman Carmine Sabatini, aka Jimmy The Toucan
Movie The Godfather Family: A Look Inside Himself
Movie A Dry White Season Ian McKenzie
Movie John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Movie Hello Actors Studio Self (Archival Footage)
Movie Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC (archive footage)
Movie The Godfather Epic: 1901-1959 Don Vito Corleone
Movie The Formula Adam Steiffel, Chairman Titan Oil
Movie The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' Himself
Movie Apocalypse Now Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
Series Roots: The Next Generations George Lincoln Rockwell
Movie Superman Jor-El
Movie Raoni Narrator
Series Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television Don Vito Corleone
Series The Hollywood Greats Unknown
Series Roots George Lincoln Rockwell
Movie The Missouri Breaks Robert Clayton
Movie The Nightcomers Peter Quint
Movie Letter to Jane Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Movie Last Tango in Paris Paul
Movie The Godfather Don Vito Corleone
Movie King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
Movie Burn! Sir William Walker
Movie The Night of the Following Day Chauffeur
Movie Candy Grindl
Series The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest
Movie The Movie Orgy Self (archival footage)
Movie Reflections in a Golden Eye Weldon Penderton
Movie A Countess from Hong Kong Ogden Mears
Movie The Chase Sheriff Calder
Movie Meet Marlon Brando Himself
Movie The Appaloosa Matt
Movie Morituri Robert Crain
Movie Bedtime Story Freddy Benson
Movie The Ugly American Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite
Movie Mutiny on the Bounty First Lieutnant Fletcher Christian
Movie One-Eyed Jacks Rio
Movie The Fugitive Kind Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier
Movie The Young Lions Lt. Christian Diestl
Movie Sayonara Major Lloyd Gruver
Movie The Teahouse of the August Moon Sakini
Series Cinépanorama
Movie Guys and Dolls Sky Masterson
Movie Désirée Napoleon Bonaparte
Movie On the Waterfront Terry Malloy
Movie The Wild One Johnny Strabler
Movie Julius Caesar Marc Antony
Series The Oscars Unknown
Movie Viva Zapata! Emiliano Zapata
Movie A Streetcar Named Desire Stanley Kowalski
Movie The Men Ken Wilcheck/Bud
Series Actors Studio
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown