Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

  • Born on
    • April 3rd, 1924
  • Died on
    • July 1st, 2004
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.

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Acting (47 Credits)

2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2006Superman Returns as Jor-El
2004Michael Jackson: The One as Boss (segment "You Rock My World") (archive footage)
2001A Huey P. Newton Story
2001The Score as Max
2001Michael Jackson: You Rock My World as Boss
1998Free Money as Warden Sven 'The Swede' Sorenson
1997The Brave as McCarthy
1996The Island of Dr. Moreau as Dr. Moreau
1994Don Juan DeMarco as Dr. Jack Mickler
1992Christopher Columbus: The Discovery as Tomas de Torquemada
1992The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 as Don Vito Corleone
1990The Freshman as Carmine Sabatini, aka Jimmy The Toucan
1989A Dry White Season as Ian McKenzie
1980The Formula as Adam Steiffel, Chairman Titan Oil
1980Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut as Jor-El (archive footage)
1979Apocalypse Now as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
1978Superman as Jor-El
1977The Godfather Saga as Don Vito Corleone
1976The Missouri Breaks as Robert Clayton
1972The Godfather as Don Vito Corleone
1972Last Tango in Paris as Paul
1971The Nightcomers as Peter QuintWatch Free
1969Burn! as Sir William Walker
1969The Night of the Following Day as Chauffeur
1968Candy as Grindl
1967A Countess from Hong Kong as Ogden Mears
1967Reflections in a Golden Eye as Maj. Weldon Penderton
1966The Chase as Sheriff Calder
1966The Appaloosa as Matt
1965Morituri as Robert Crain
1964Bedtime Story as Freddy Benson
1963The Ugly American as Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite
1962Mutiny on the Bounty as First Lieutnant Fletcher Christian
1961One-Eyed Jacks as RioWatch Free
1960The Fugitive Kind as Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier
1958The Young Lions as Lt. Christian Diestl
1957Sayonara as Major Lloyd Gruver
1956The Teahouse of the August Moon as Sakini
1955Guys and Dolls as Sky Masterson
1954On the Waterfront as Terry Malloy
1954Désirée as Napoleon Bonaparte
1953Julius Caesar as Marc Antony
1953The Wild One as Johnny Strabler
1952Viva Zapata! as Emiliano Zapata
1951A Streetcar Named Desire as Stanley Kowalski
1950The Men as Ken

Director (1 Credits)


Himself (11 Credits)

2021Val as Self (archive footage)
2021Kid 90 as Self (archive footage)
2015Listen to Me Marlon as Himself (voice) (archive footage)
2009Reel Injun as Himself (archive footage)
2007Brando as Himself (archive footage)
2007Brando: The Documentary as Self
2006Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman as Self (archive footage)
2002Naqoyqatsi as Self (archive footage)
2001Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration as himself
1991Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse as Himself
1990The Godfather Family: A Look Inside as Himself


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