Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 03-04-1924
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Mr Mumbles
    Marlon Brando Jr.

  • Popularity: 6.92
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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.

Year Movie Character
1972 The Godfather as Don Vito Corleone
1954 On the Waterfront as Terry Malloy
1972 Last Tango in Paris as Paul
1952 Viva Zapata! as Emiliano Zapata
1950 The Men as Ken Wilcheck/Bud
1990 The Freshman as Carmine Sabatini, aka Jimmy The Toucan
1967 A Countess from Hong Kong as Ogden Mears
1955 Guys and Dolls as Sky Masterson
1998 Free Money as Warden Sven 'The Swede' Sorenson
1966 The Chase as Sheriff Calder
1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau as Dr. Moreau
1966 The Appaloosa as Matt
1964 Bedtime Story as Freddy Benson
1957 Sayonara as Major Lloyd Gruver
1958 The Young Lions as Lt. Christian Diestl
1953 The Wild One as Johnny Strabler
1976 The Missouri Breaks as Robert Clayton
1971 The Nightcomers as Peter Quint
1969 Burn! as Sir William Walker
1965 Morituri as Robert Crain
1956 The Teahouse of the August Moon as Sakini
1954 Désirée as Napoleon Bonaparte
1969 The Night of the Following Day as Chauffeur
1960 The Fugitive Kind as Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier
1953 Julius Caesar as Marc Antony
1961 One-Eyed Jacks as Rio
1963 The Ugly American as Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite
2007 Brando as Himself (archive footage)
1979 Apocalypse Now as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
1951 A Streetcar Named Desire as Stanley Kowalski
1994 Don Juan DeMarco as Dr. Jack Mickler
1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye as Maj. Weldon Penderton
1962 Mutiny on the Bounty as First Lieutnant Fletcher Christian
1980 The Formula as Adam Steiffel, Chairman Titan Oil
1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery as Tomas de Torquemada
1966 Meet Marlon Brando as Himself
2015 Listen to Me Marlon as Himself (voice) (archive footage)
1978 Raoni as Narrator
2001 A Huey P. Newton Story
2001 The Score as Max
1968 Candy as Grindl
1990 The Godfather Family: A Look Inside as Himself
2020 Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth as Archive Footage
1992 The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 as Don Vito Corleone
2011 Hollywood Invasion as Himself
1970 Big Bug Man as Mrs. Sour
1997 The Brave as McCarthy
1980 The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' as Himself
1978 Superman as Jor-El
2001 Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration as himself
2006 The Godfather and the Mob as (archive footage)
1994 Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage as Stanley Kowalski / Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier (archive footage)
2006 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut as Jor-El (archive footage)
2017 The Madding Crowd as Himself
1989 A Dry White Season as Ian McKenzie
2001 Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies as Himself (archive footage)
2006 You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman as Himself (archive footage)
2009 Ballybrando as (archive footage)
2001 Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' as Himself
2001 Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend as Himself
1997 The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender as Himself (archive footage)
2006 Superman Returns as Jor-El
1970 King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis as Himself
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There as Himself
1994 Marlon Brando: The Wild One as Himself (uncredited)
2014 Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire as Self - Actor / Various Roles (archive footage)
1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse as Himself
2010 Reel Injun as Himself (archive footage)
2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
1993 In the Name of the Father
1961 One-Eyed Jacks

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