Marlon Brando

3 Apr 1924 - 1 Jul 2004

Actor, Director

Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor who performed for over half a century.

He was perhaps best known for his roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), his Academy Award-nominated performance as Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata! (1952), his role as Mark Antony in the MGM film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar (1953), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and his Academy Award-winning performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954). During the 1970s, he was most famous for his Academy Award-winning performance as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972), also playing Colonel Walter Kurtz in another Coppola film, Apocalypse Now (1979). Brando delivered an Academy Award-nominated performance as Paul in Last Tango in Paris (1972), in addition to directing and starring in the western film One-Eyed Jacks (1961).

Brando had a significant impact on film acting, and was the foremost example of the "method" acting style. While he became notorious for his "mumbling" diction and exuding a raw animal magnetism, his mercurial performances were nonetheless highly regarded, and he is considered one of the greatest and most influential actors of the 20th century. Director Martin Scorsese said of him, "He is the marker. There's 'before Brando' and 'after Brando'.'"Actor Jack Nicholson once said, "When Marlon dies, everybody moves up one."

Brando was also an activist, supporting many issues, notably the African-American Civil Rights Movement and various American Indian Movements.


Filmography (38 titles)

(movie, 2006)
···Superman Returns
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Jor-El)
(movie, 2006)
···Superman II
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Jor-El)
(movie, 2001)
···The Score
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Max)
(movie, 1998)
···Free Money
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Warden Sven 'The Swede' Sorenson)
(movie, 1997)
···The Brave
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as McCarthy)
(movie, 1996)
···The Island of Dr. Moreau
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Dr. Moreau)
(movie, 1994)
···Don Juan DeMarco
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dr. Jack Mickler)
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Tomas de Torquemada)
(movie, 1990)
···The Freshman
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Carmine Sabatini, aka Jimmy The Toucan)
(movie, 1989)
···A Dry White Season
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Ian McKenzie)
(movie, 1979)
8.5Apocalypse Now
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz)
(movie, 1978)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Action
Role: Actor (as Jor-El)
(movie, 1976)
···The Missouri Breaks
Genre: Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Robert Clayton)
(movie, 1972)
···Ultimo tango a Parigi
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Paul)
(movie, 1972)
···The Godfather
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Don Vito Corleone)
(movie, 1972)
···Ultimo tango a Parigi
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Paul)
(movie, 1971)
···The Nightcomers
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Peter Quint)
(movie, 1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sir William Walker)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Bud - Chauffeur)
(movie, 1967)
···A Countess from Hong Kong
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ogden Mears)
(movie, 1967)
···Reflections in a Golden Eye
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Maj. Weldon Penderton)
(movie, 1966)
···The Chase
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sheriff Calder)
(movie, 1966)
···The Appaloosa
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Matt)
(movie, 1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Robert Crain)
(movie, 1964)
···Bedtime Story
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Freddy Benson)
(movie, 1963)
···The Ugly American
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite)
(movie, 1962)
···Mutiny on the Bounty
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as First Lieutnant Fletcher Christian)
(movie, 1961)
···One-Eyed Jacks
Genre: Western
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1959)
···The Fugitive Kind
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier)
(movie, 1958)
···The Young Lions
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Lt. Christian Diestl)
(movie, 1957)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Major Lloyd Gruver)
(movie, 1955)
···Guys and Dolls
Genre: Action, Comedy, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sky Masterson)
(movie, 1954)
···On the Waterfront
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Terry Malloy)
(movie, 1953)
···The Wild One
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Johnny Strabler)
(movie, 1953)
···Julius Caesar
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Marc Antony)
(movie, 1952)
···Viva Zapata!
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Emiliano Zapata)
(movie, 1951)
···A Streetcar Named Desire
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Stanley Kowalski)
(movie, 1950)
···The Men
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ken)