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Aliases: 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 , მარლონ ბრანდო , Marlon Brando Junior

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Homepage: http://www.marlonbrando.com/

Movie Involvements: 97

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

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".

Most Famous Work

The Godfather
Average
9

The Godfather

(1972) Don Vito Corleone
Roots: The Next Generations
Average
7

Roots: The Next Generations

(1979) George Lincoln Rockwell
The Oscars
Average
7

The Oscars

(1953) Self
Superman
Average
7

Superman

(1978) Jor-El
Apocalypse Now
Average
8

Apocalypse Now

(1979) Colonel Walter Kurtz
Last Tango in Paris
Average
7

Last Tango in Paris

(1972) Paul
Superman Returns
Average
6

Superman Returns

(2006) Jor-El
On the Waterfront
Average
8

On the Waterfront

(1954) Terry Malloy

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2023 Self
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Prank Call Voice
Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
2021 N/A
Himself (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
2020 Self (archive footage)
2019 Self (archive footage)
(archive footage)
Self (archive Footage)
2018 Self (archive footage)
2017 Self (archive footage)
2015 Self (voice) (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
2014 Self - Actor / Various Roles (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
2012 (archive footage)
2011 Self (archive footage)
2010 Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
2009 Self (archive footage)
2008 Self (archive footage)
2007 Himself (archive footage)
Self
Self (archive footage)
2006 Self (archive footage)
Jor-El
Jor-El
Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
2005 Don Vito Corleone (archive footage)
2004 Self (archive footage)
2003 Self
Self (archive footage)
2002 Self (archive footage)
2001 Self
Self (archive footage)
Boss
Max
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Self
Self
1999 Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
1998 Warden Sven 'The Swede' Sorenson
Self (archive footage)
1997 McCarthy
1996 Dr. Moreau
N/A
Self (archive footage)
1994 Stanley Kowalski / Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier (archive footage)
Dr. Jack Mickler
Self (archive footage)
1992 Tomas de Torquemada
1991 Self
Self (archive footage)
1990 Self (archive footage)
Carmine Sabatini, aka Jimmy The Toucan
Self / Don Vito Corleone (archive footage)
1989 Ian McKenzie
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
1988 Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
1987 Self (archive footage)
1981 Don Vito Corleone
Don Vito Corleone
1980 Adam Steiffel
Self
1979 Colonel Walter Kurtz
George Lincoln Rockwell
1978 Jor-El
Narrator
1977 Don Vito Corleone
N/A
1976 Robert E. Lee Clayton
1972 Paul
Don Vito Corleone
Self
Peter Quint
1970 Self (archive footage)
1969 Sir William Walker
Chauffeur
1968 Grindl
Self - Guest
Self (archive footage)
1967 Maj. Weldon Penderton
Ogden Mears
1966 Self
Matt
Sheriff Calder
1965 Robert Crain
1964 Freddy Benson
1963 Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite
1962 First Lieutnant Fletcher Christian
1961 Rio
1960 Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier
1959 Self
1958 Lt. Christian Diestl
1957 Major Lloyd Gruver
Sakini
1956 Self
1955 Sky Masterson
1954 Napoleon Bonaparte
Terry Malloy
1953 Johnny Strabler
Marc Antoine
Self
1952 Emiliano Zapata
1951 Stanley Kowalski
1950 Ken
1948 Self
Self (archive footage)
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
1993 Thanks
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1961 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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