Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

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

    Marlon Brando Jr.

  • Popularity: 16.31
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Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor. Considered one of the most influential actors of the 20th century, he received numerous accolades throughout his career which spanned six decades, including two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Film Awards. Brando was also an activist for many causes, notably the civil rights movement and various Native American movements. Having studied with Stella Adler in the 1940s, he is credited with being one of the first actors to bring the Stanislavski system of acting and method acting, derived from the Stanislavski system, to mainstream audiences. He initially gained acclaim and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for reprising the role of Stanley Kowalski in the 1951 film adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire, a role that he originated successfully on Broadway. He received further praise, and a first Academy Award and Golden Globe Award, for his performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, and his portrayal of the rebellious motorcycle gang leader Johnny Strabler in The Wild One proved to be a lasting image in popular culture. Brando received Academy Award nominations for playing Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata! (1952); Mark Antony in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 1953 film adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar; and Air Force Major Lloyd Gruver in Sayonara (1957), an adaptation of James A. Michener's 1954 novel. The 1960s saw Brando's career take a commercial and critical downturn. He directed and starred in the cult western One-Eyed Jacks, a critical and commercial flop, after which he delivered a series of notable box-office failures, beginning with Mutiny on the Bounty (1962). After ten years of underachieving, he agreed to do a screen test as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972). He got the part and subsequently won his second Academy Award and Golden Globe Award in a performance critics consider among his greatest. He declined the Academy Award due to alleged mistreatment and misportrayal of Native Americans by Hollywood. The Godfather was one of the most commercially successful films of all time, and alongside his Oscar-nominated performance in Last Tango in Paris (1972), Brando reestablished himself in the ranks of top box-office stars. After a hiatus in the early 1970s, Brando was generally content with being a highly paid character actor in supporting roles, such as Jor-El in Superman (1978), as Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now (1979), and Adam Steiffel in The Formula (1980), before taking a nine-year break from film. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Brando was paid a record $3.7 million ($16 million in inflation-adjusted dollars) and 11.75% of the gross profits for 13 days' work on Superman. Brando was ranked by the American Film Institute as the fourth-greatest movie star among male movie stars whose screen debuts occurred in or before 1950. He was one of only six actors named in 1999 by Time magazine in its list of the 100 Most Important People of the Century. In this list, Time also designated Brando as the "Actor of the Century".

Year Movie Character
1979 Apocalypse Now as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
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
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
1962 Mutiny on the Bounty as First Lieutnant Fletcher Christian
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
1958 The Young Lions as Lt. Christian Diestl
1957 Sayonara as Major Lloyd Gruver
1953 The Wild One as Johnny Strabler
1976 The Missouri Breaks as Robert E. Lee Clayton
1972 The Nightcomers as Peter Quint
1969 Burn! as Sir William Walker
1965 Morituri as Robert Crain
1957 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 Mark Antony
1961 One-Eyed Jacks as Rio
1963 The Ugly American as Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite
2007 Brando as Himself (archive footage)
2008 The Last Days of Marlon Brando as Himself (archive footage)
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
1980 The Formula as Adam Steiffel
1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery as Tomas de Torquemada
1966 Meet Marlon Brando as Himself
2015 Listen to Me Marlon as Self (voice) (archive footage)
1978 Raoni as Narrator
2001 A Huey P. Newton Story
2002 Naqoyqatsi as Self (archive footage)
2007 Brando: An Icon Is Born as Himself (archive footage)
2001 The Score as Max
1968 Candy as Grindl
1990 The Godfather Family: A Look Inside as Self / Don Vito Corleone (archive footage)
2020 Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth as Archive Footage
1992 The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 as Don Vito Corleone
2006 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut as Jor-El (archive footage)
2011 Hollywood Invasion as Himself
2006 Big Bug Man as Mrs. Sour
2001 You Rock My World as Boss
1987 Montgomery Clift: The Hidden Star as Himself (archive footage)
2005 The Originals as Self (archive footage)
1978 Superman as Jor-El
1997 The Brave as McCarthy
1980 The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' as Himself
1996 All Power to the People! as Self (archive footage)
1997 Lee Strasberg: The Method Man as Himself
2021 Daniel Day-Lewis: The Hollywood Genius as Himself (archive footage)
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)
2017 The Madding Crowd as Himself
2004 Michael Jackson - The One as Boss (segment "You Rock My World") (archive footage)
2022 Becoming Al Pacino as Himself (archive footage)
1989 A Dry White Season as Ian McKenzie
2001 Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies as Himself (archive footage)
2019 Yellowface: Asian Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood as (archive)
2009 Ballybrando as (archive footage)
2021 Val as Self (archive footage)
2019 Sophia Loren as Self (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 Self (archive footage)
2006 Superman Returns as Jor-El
1970 King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis as Self
2014 Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's “Island of Dr. Moreau” as Himself (archive footage)
1994 Marlon Brando: The Wild One as Himself (archive footage)
1998 Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman as Self (archive footage)
2014 Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire as Self - Actor / Various Roles (archive footage)
2021 Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It as Self (archive footage)
2021 kid 90 as Self (archive footage)
1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse as Himself
2006 You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman as Self (archive footage)
2018 Making Montgomery Clift as Himself (archive footage)
2010 Reel Injun as Himself (archive footage)
1997 Eastwood on Eastwood as Himself (archive footage)
2015 Tab Hunter Confidential as Himself (archive footage)
2009 Paris Hilton Inc.: The Selling of Celebrity as Self (archive footage)
1989 John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
2010 Smash His Camera as Self (archive footage)
2006 Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman as Self (archive footage)
1988 Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC as Self (archive footage)
2014 And the Oscar Goes To... as Self (archive footage)
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There as Self (archive footage)
1968 The Movie Orgy as Self (archival footage)
1993 In the Name of the Father
1961 One-Eyed Jacks

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