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Brando, Marlon Jr.

Born: 1924 AD
Died: 2004 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors

1924 – Born on the 3rd of April in Omaha, Nebraska.

1944 – His behavior got him kicked out of the cast of the New School’s production in Sayville, but he was discovered in a locally produced play there and then made it to Broadway in the bittersweet drama I Remember Mama.

1947 – He achieved real stardom, however, as Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire.

1950 – Brando’s first screen role was as the bitter paraplegic veteran in The Men.

1951 – He made a much stronger impression the following year when he brought his performance as Stanley Kowalski to the screen in Kazan’s adaptation of Streetcar.

1951-1953 – As evidenced in his winning the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role three consecutive years.

1952-1954 – He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for that role, and again in each of the next three years for his roles in Viva Zapata!, Julius Caesar in as Mark Antony, and On the Waterfront.

1953 – He also starred in Lee Falk’s play Arms and the Man.

1957 – Elvis also copied Brando’s role as Johnny while playing Vince in his movie Jailhouse Rock.

1962-1969 – Brando starred in films such as Mutiny on the Bounty; One-Eyed Jacks, a western that would be the only film Brando would ever direct; Reflections in a Golden Eye, portraying a repressed gay army officer; and Burn!, which Brando would later claim as his personal favorite, although it was a commercial failure.

1972 – His performance as Vito Corleone in The Godfather was a mid-career turning point.

       – Brando won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.

1980 – Despite announcing his retirement from acting, he subsequently gave interesting supporting performances in movies such as A Dry White Season.

1992 – Tim Burton offered Marlon Brando the role of the Penguin in Batman Returns; Brando accepted but Warner Bros. rejected the decision.

2001 – In his last film, The Score, he starred with fellow method actor Robert De Niro.

2004 – He died on the 1st of July in Los Angeles, California.