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MARLON BRANDO BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Marlon Brando was born on April 3rd, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska.  He was raised in Illinois and he attended the Shattuck military academy in Faribault, MN in 1943, until he was expelled.  He worked a job digging ditches until he was able to convince his father to help finance his education.  He chose to relocate to New York to study acting with coach Stella Adler at Lee Strasberg's acting studio.  He studied the Stanislavsky technique in the 1940's, first at the New School and later at the Actors Studio.
 
He made his Broadway debut in "I Remember Mama" (1944).  Following this performance he appeared on stage in, "Truckline Caf" (1946) where New York Theater voted him Broadway's Most Promising Actor. In 1947, His greatest stage role was in Tennessee Williams's "A Streetcar Named Desire".  He also made his first TV appearance during this period, on a 1949 episode of "Actors Studio" (ABC). 
 
Brando decided it was time to move to Hollywood and he appeared in, "The Men" (1950) followed by the film version of, "A Street Car Named Desire" (1951) which earned four Academy Awards. His continued to appear in films such as, "Viva Zapata!" (1952), "Julius Caesar" and then "The Wild One" (1954). Next came his Academy Award-winning role in "On the Waterfront".
 
The rest of the 50's continued with Brando appearing in some great films. "Désirée" (1954), "Guys and Dolls" (1955), and as a Nazi soldier in "The Young Lions" (1958).  Brando was voted one of the top box office draws by movie exhibitors. 
 
Moving into the 1960's was not as successful as Brando had hoped for. Brando finally killed his rebel image in the 1960's.  MGM had released, " Mutiny on The Bounty" (1962) which was failed to earn half of the budget invested into making the film, however, Brando did not stop acting.  In fact, when his career entered the 1970's things picked up again.  Francis Ford Coppola cast him in the title role of, "The Godfather" (1972), a role for which he received the Academy Award for Best Actor. He turned down the Oscar, however, in protest of Hollywood's treatment of Native Americans.  Brando proceeded with a role on the highly controversial yet highly acclaimed "Last Tango in Paris" ( 1973), which was rated X. Since then, Brando received significantly large salaries for playing small parts in such movies as, "Superman" (1978) and "Apocalypse Now" (1979).  Again, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for, "A Dry White Season" (1989).
 
As he moved into the 1990's, he did not slow down working in Hollywood.  With roles in, "Don Juan DeMarco" (1995) and "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1996), which he was reported that in order to remember his lines he was wearing an ear piece.  
 
Brando's last screen debut was the routine heist thriller "The Score" (2001), with a supporting role opposite Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton. Although that screen combo didn't ignite the level of sparks audiences may have been hoping for, Brando nevertheless delivered charm and charisma. Prior to his death in 2004, Brando had agreed to appear as himself in the planned film "Brando and Brando," but this did not happen, however he did vocally reprise his role as Don Vito Corleone for the video game "The Godfather: The Game," which was released a year after his passing.  Brando passed away from pulmonary fibrosis in a Los Angeles hospital July 1st, 2004 at the age of 80.
 
It is known that he Brando has been married three times to three ex-actresses. He has at least 11 children. Five of the children are with his three wives, three are with his Guatemalan housekeeper, and the other three children are from affairs.
 


Filmography
 
2006   Superman Returns
2004   Big Screen Cowboys
2003   Burn!
2001   The Score
1999   Free Money
1997   The Brave
1996   The Island of Dr. Moreau 
1995   Don Juan Demarco
1992   Christopher Columbus: the Discovery 
1990   The Freshman
1989   A Dry White Season
1986   Raoni: The Fight For the Amazon
1980   The Formula
1979   Apocalypse Now
1979   Raoni: The Fight for the Amazon
1978   Superman
1976   The Missouri Breaks
1972   Last Tango in Paris 
1972   The Godfather
1971   The Nightcomers
1969   Burn!
1968   Candy
1968   The Night of the Following Day
1967   Reflections in a Golden Eye
1967   A Countess From Hong Kong
1966   Meet Marlon Brando
1966   The Appaloosa
1966   The Chase
1965   Morituri
1964   Bedtime Story
1963   The Ugly American
1962   Mutiny on the Bounty
1960   One-Eyed Jacks
1960   The Fugitive Kind
1958   The Young Lions
1957   Sayonara
1956   The Teahouse of the August Moon 
1955   Guys and Dolls
1954   Desiree
1954   On the Waterfront
1953   Julius Caesar
1953   The Wild One
1952   Viva Zapata!
1950   The Men






Matinee Classics - A Streetcar Named Desire starring Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando and Karl Malden
Matinee Classics - A Streetcar Named Desire starring Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando and Karl Malden
Matinee Classics - Marlon Brando
Matinee Classics - Mutiny on the Bounty starring Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith, Richard Haydn, Tarita, Percy Herbert, Duncan Lamont, Gordon Jackson, Chips Rafferty, Noel Purcell and Ashley Cowan
Matinee Classics - Mutiny on the Bounty starring Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith, Richard Haydn, Tarita, Percy Herbert, Duncan Lamont, Gordon Jackson, Chips Rafferty, Noel Purcell and Ashley Cowan
Matinee Classics - Mutiny on the Bounty starring Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith, Richard Haydn, Tarita, Percy Herbert, Duncan Lamont, Gordon Jackson, Chips Rafferty, Noel Purcell and Ashley Cowan
Matinee Classics - On the Waterfront starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, John Hamilton, John Heldabrand, Rudy Bond, Don Blackman, Arthur Keegan, Abe Simon and Eva Marie Saint
Matinee Classics - On the Waterfront starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, John Hamilton, John Heldabrand, Rudy Bond, Don Blackman, Arthur Keegan, Abe Simon and Eva Marie Saint
Matinee Classics - Grace Kelly and Marlon Brando congratulate each other on their wins for Best Actress and Best Actor at the 27th Academy Awards Ceremony
Matinee Classics - One-Eyed Jacks starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Timothy Carey, Elisha Cook, Margarita Cordova and Ray Teal


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