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Marlon Brando

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Brando in 1948.

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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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