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Marlon Brando - The Godfather
Super Star & Best Actor Winner
Handsome, sexy and primal, Marlon Brando was like a force of nature when he exploded on the screen in the 1950s. Although critics complained that he mumbled, the audience, particularly young people, went wild over him.
Considered by some to be the finest actor of his generation, Marlon Brando's defining role would be as the brutish Stanley Kowalski in STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE for which he won a Best Actor Award.
Notable films include: DON JUAN DE MARCO, THE WILD ONE, ON THE WATERFRONT, THE GODFATHER his 2nd Oscar, THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, SUPERMAN, APOCALYPSE NOW, and THE SCORE.
After being slim and trim in his youth, Marlon Brando grew to be over 300 lbs in later life. Brando claimed candidly that he had exchanged an earlier passion for women for a passion for food.
Marlon Brando 1954 Best Actor
ON THE WATERFRONT (Drama)
Marlon Brando received his Oscar for playing the longshoreman who at first goes along with the labor racketeers and then turns against them.
Marlon Brando 1972 Best Actor
THE GODFATHER (Crime Drama)
Marlon Brando received his Oscar for playing the ruthless Cosa Nostra chieftain as he falls from power.
ABOUT MARLON BRANDO (1924 - 2004)
American leading actor, born in Omaha, who is also known for his "method" technique of acting. Some consider him the screen's finest actor.
Marlon Brando went on the stage at age 19 and 4 years later he was the sensation of Broadway in STEETCAR NAMED DESIRE.
For Marlon Brando's performances in VIVA ZAPATA, JULIUS CAESAR, and ON THE WATERFRONT he received a British Film Academy award.
He received an Oscar award and a Golden Globe award for his work in ON THE WATERFRONT in 1955 and THE GODFATHER in 1973.
Marlon Brando's other nominations include:
STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (51)
VIVA ZAPATA !(52)
JULIUS CAESAR (53)
LAST TANGO IN PARIS (73)
Brando's other credits include:
THE MEN (1950)
THE WILD ONE (1953)
GUYS AND DOLLS (1955)
THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON (1956)
THE YOUNG LIONS (1958)
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1962)
THE UGLY AMERICAN (1963)
THE SABOTEUR (1965)
THE CHASE (1966)
THE APPALOOSA (1960)
A COUNTESS FROM HONG KONG (1967)
THE NIGHT OF THE FOLLOWING DAY (1968)
THE NIGHTCOMERS (1971)
THE MISSOURI BREAKS (1976)
APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
THE FORMULA (1980)
THE FRESHMAN (1980)
A DRY WHITE SEASON (1989)
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (1992)
DON JUAN DE MARCO (1994)
THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (1996)
THE BRAVE (1997)
FREE MONEY (1998)
THE SCORE (2001)
Marlon Brando's television credits include:
omnibus (1955) "stanley kowalski"
MORT SAHL: THE LOYAL OPPOSITION (1978)
ROOTS: THE NEW GENERATIONS (1979) won prime time emmy
MARLON BRANDO: THE WILD ONE (documentary) (1996)