April 3, 1924
July 1, 2004
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm tall
113 kg | 250 lbs
10.5 US | 43.5 EU
Marlon Brando was born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, on April 3, 1924, was an American actor.
Young Marlon Brando first started acting during his years at the Shattuck Military Academy in Minnesota.
He began his professional acting career on stage, at summer stock in Sayville, New York, on Long Island.
He made his Broadway debut in a play "I Remember Mama" (1944) in role as Nels.
He landed his big screen debut in drama movie The Men (1950) in role as Kenneth "Ken" Wilcheck / "Bud".
He got his television debut in ABC show Actors Studio (1949) in episode "I'm No Hero", in role as Doctor.
Marlon's breakthrough performance came as Stanley Kowalski in drama movie A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
He made his directorial debut with Western movie One-Eyed Jacks (1961), he also starred in role as "Kid" Rio.
He won the Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
On the Waterfront (1954) crime drama in role as Terry Malloy, also he won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Godfather (1972) crime drama in role as Vito Corleone
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:
Viva Zapata! (1952) biographical drama in role as Emiliano Zapata, for which he won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Julius Caesar (1953) drama in role as Mark Antony, for which he won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Sayonara (1957) drama romance in role as Major Lloyd "Ace" Gruver, USAF
Last Tango in Paris (1973) drama romance in role as Paul
A Dry White Season (1989) drama historical in role as Ian McKenzie
He was nominated for the BAFTA Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his roles in movies:
The Young Lions (1958) World War II drama in role as Christian Diestl
The Nightcomers (1971) horror in role as Peter Quint
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite in drama film The Ugly American (1963).
The Wild One (1953) drama with Lee Marvin
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) science fiction horror with Val Kilmer
Apocalypse Now (1979) epic war directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Superman (1978) superhero with Christopher Reeve
Guys and Dolls (1955) musical comedy with Frank Sinatra
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) epic historical drama in role as 1st Lt. Fletcher Christian
The Score (2001) crime thriller with Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Angela Bassett
The Missouri Breaks (1976) epic western with Jack Nicholson
Don Juan DeMarco (1994) romantic comedy drama with Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) drama thriller with Elizabeth Taylor
The Chase (1966) drama crime with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda
A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) romance comedy directed by Charlie Chaplin
He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as George Lincoln Rockwell in ABC television miniseries Roots: The Next Generations (1979).
Attended Shattuck Military Academy in Minnesota.
Studied at the American Theatre Wing Professional School, part of the Dramatic Workshop of the New School in New York City.
Had two older sisters, Jocelyn and Frances.
Had German, Dutch, English and Irish ancestry.
He was an avid student of Stella Adler.
He learned the techniques of the Stanislavski system.
He was close friend with Michael Jackson.
Featured in music video for Michael Jackson "You Rock My World" (2001).
Was a fan of professional wrestling and of Afro-Caribbean music.
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1765 Vine Street in 1960.
He won a Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite - Male in 1955 and 1973.
Studied modern dance with Katherine Dunham in New York in early 1940s.
Was a good friend with Warren Beatty.
Posthumously received the Stella Adler Award for Lifetime Achievement.
He was the father to eleven children, three of whom were adopted.
Brando died on July 1, 2004, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States, at age of 80.
He was married to:
Tarita Teriipaia (1962-1972)
Movita Castaneda (1960-1962)
Anna Kashfi (1957-1959)
He dated Christian Marquand (1994-2000), Christina Ruiz (1988-1996), Jill Banner (1976-1980), Patricia Quinn (1970-1971), Valerie Varda (1964-1965), Katy Jurado (1952-1961), Virginia Leith (1956), Rossana Rory (1955), Wally Cox (1955-1973), Marilyn Monroe (1955-1962), Rita Moreno (1954-1962), Diahann Carroll (1954), Josanne Berenger (1954-1955) and Roberta Haynes (1952-1953).