Marlon Brando Biography

Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor and one-time director. He is hailed for bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time. A cultural icon, Brando is most famous for his Oscar-winning performances as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront and Vito Corleone in The Godfather, as well as influential performances in A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata!, Julius Caesar, The Wild One, Reflections in a Golden Eye, Last Tango in Paris and Apocalypse Now. Brando was also an activist, supporting many causes, notably the African-American Civil Rights Movement and various American Indian Movements.

He initially gained popularity for recreating the role of Stanley Kowalski in the film A Streetcar Named Desire, adapted from the Tennessee Williams play in which he became recognized as a Broadway star during its 1947–49 stage run; and for his Academy Award-winning performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, as well as for his iconic portrayal of the rebel motorcycle gang leader Johnny Strabler in The Wild One, which is considered to be one of the most famous images in pop culture. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Marlon Brando
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor
Ethnicity:
Dutch-American
Religion:
Deism
Date of Birth:
April 3, 1924
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Date of Death:
July 1, 2004
Age at Death:
80
Cause of Death:
Respiratory failure
Marriages
Marlon Brando Timeline
  • 1973-03-27
    45th Academy Awards - "Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians
  • 1996-04-05
    Marlon Brando makes anti-semetic remarks about hollywood on Larry King
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