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Brando in 1948.

Source: nytimes.com

Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is hailed for bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is frequently cited as the greatest and most influential film actor of all time. A cultural icon, Brando is most famous for his Academy Award-winning performances as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972), as well as influential performances in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Viva Zapata! (1952), Julius Caesar (1953), The Wild One (1953), Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), Last Tango in Paris (1972) and Apocalypse Now (1979). Brando was also an activist, supporting many causes, notably the African-American Civil Rights Movement and various American Indian Movements.

Fact file

  • Born: Marlon Brando, Jr. April 3, 1924 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Died: July 1, 2004 (aged 80) Westwood, California, United States
  • Cause of death: Respiratory failure
  • Occupation: Actor, film director, activist
  • Years active: 1945–2001
  • Home town: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Spouse(s): Anna Kashfi (m. 1957; div. 1959) Movita Castaneda (m. 1960; div. 1962) Tarita Teriipaia (m. 1962; div. 1972)
  • Children: 16
  • Parent(s): Marlon Brando, Sr. Dodie Brando
  • Website: www.marlonbrando.com

Read more about Marlon Brando at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2019-08-29 21:10:18
A revealing conversation has emerged between Marlon Brando and Michael Jackson, in which the actor recounts Jackson’s reaction to the sexual abuse allegations brought against him in the early ’90s. During an interview between Brando and prosecutors during Jackson’s 1994 trial, the actor recalled a conversation he’d had with Jackson ...

Michael Jackson allegedly cried when Marlon Brando confronted him about sexuality
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-08-29 13:00:15
A new podcast claims that Marlon Brando questioned Michael Jackson about his sexuality and his relationship with his dad, allegedly leaving the singer in tears.

Marlon Brando’s Rolex From ‘Apocalypse Now’ Resurfaces
NY Times Movies, 2019-07-11 22:10:01
Considered a lost classic by watch buffs, the missing Rolex GMT was found in a family dresser. It will be auctioned this year.

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