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Marlon Brando (1924–2004)


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 28 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Godfather
The Godfather Don Vito Corleone
(1972)
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
(1979)
Superman
Superman Jor-El
(1978)
On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront Terry Malloy
(1954)

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 2006 The Godfather (Video Game)
Don Vito Corleone (voice)
 2001 The Score
Max
 1978 Superman
Jor-El
 1968 Candy
Grindl
 1950 The Men
Ken
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- I'm No Hero (1949)
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Appeared in an unsold television pilot for a proposed series about boxing, alongside Richard Boone, Lee Tracy, Audrey Christie, and J. Edward Bromberg; all this - except for the year - revealed by Richard Boone in an interview conducted in 1969. In a 1980 interview, Boone again brought up the pilot, this time placing it in 1948... See more »

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5 Biographical Movies | 31 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 86 Articles | 18 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on Lee Strasberg] An ambitious, selfish man who exploited the people who attended the Actors Studio, and he tried to project himself as an acting oracle and guru. Some people worshipped him, but I never knew why. See more »

Trivia:

A collection of personal effects from Brando's estate fetched $2,378,300 at a June 30, 2005 auction at Christie's New York. His annotated script from The Godfather (1972) was bought for a world record $312,800. "Godfather" memorabilia were the most sought-after items at the 6.5-hour auction, which attracted over 500 spectators and bidders and multiple telephone bids. Brando's annotated film ... See more »

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Frequently played young, somewhat misunderstood rebels in his youth (A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), The Wild One (1953), On the Waterfront (1954)), and later powerful criminals (The Godfather (1972), The Formula (1980), The Freshman (1990)). See more »

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Bud See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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