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.
|1||Listen to Me Marlon (2015)||Himself (voice) (archive footage)||8|
|2||Reel Injun (2010)||Himself (archive footage)||6|
|4||The Score (2001)||Max||6.7|
|5||The Brave (1997)||McCarthy||-|
|6||The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)||Dr. Moreau||5.4|
|7||Don Juan DeMarco (1994)||Dr. Jack Mickler||6|
|8||Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)||Himself||6|
|9||The Freshman (1990)||Carmine Sabatini, aka Jimmy The Toucan||7|
|10||A Dry White Season (1989)||Ian McKenzie||7|
|11||Apocalypse Now (1979)||Colonel Walter E. Kurtz||8.5|
|13||The Missouri Breaks (1976)||Robert Clayton||5|
|14||The Godfather (1972)||Don Vito Corleone||8.9|
|15||Last Tango in Paris (1972)||Paul||9|
|16||Burn! (1969)||Sir William Walker||7|
|17||A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)||Ogden Mears||-|
|18||The Chase (1966)||Sheriff Calder||-|
|19||The Ugly American (1963)||Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite||7|
|20||Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)||First Lieutnant Fletcher Christian||6|
|21||One-Eyed Jacks (1961)||Rio||-|
|22||One-Eyed Jacks (1961)||Director / Writer||-|
|23||The Fugitive Kind (1960)||Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier||-|
|24||Sayonara (1957)||Major Lloyd Gruver||-|
|25||Guys and Dolls (1955)||Sky Masterson||7|
|26||On the Waterfront (1954)||Terry Malloy||8.5|
|27||The Wild One (1953)||Johnny Strabler||-|
|28||Viva Zapata! (1952)||Emiliano Zapata||7|
|29||A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)||Stanley Kowalski||7.9|
|30||The Men (1950)||Ken Wilcheck/Bud||-|