Marlon Brando is truly one of the most popular and legendary Hollywood actors and global celebrities.
Marlon Brando worked as an actor and a filmmaker in the American movie industry for over 60 years and has starred in some of the most iconic on-screen roles till date.
Marlon Brando is known to have popularized the Stanislavski system of acting in the Hollywood movie industry and revolutionized acting forever for future actors in the industry.
Marlon Brando received numerous awards and award nominations for his excellent acting skills and for portraying some of the most memorable personas on the big screen.
About Marlon Brando
|Real Name||Marlon Brando Jr.|
|Nickname||Mr. Mumbles and Bud|
|Date of Birth||3rd April 1924|
|Date of Demise||1st July 2004|
|Age (at the time of demise)||80|
|Place of Birth||Omaha (Nebraska)|
|Education||Graduate from American Theater Wing Professional School (New York City)|
|Height||5 ft 9"
(175 cm) approximately
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Father||Marlon Brando Sr.
(Owner of Chemical Feed/Pesticide Factory)
|Mother||Dorothy "Dodie" Julia Pennebaker Brando
|Girlfriend||Maria Cristina Ruiz|
|Net Worth||INR 151,00,00,000
(USD 21.5 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -
The Men (1950), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Viva Zapata! (1952), Julius Caesar, The Wild One (1953), On the Waterfront (1954), Guys and Dolls (1955), The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956), Sayonara (1957), The Young Lions (1958), The Fugitive Kind (1960), One-Eyed Jacks (1961), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), The Ugly America (1963), The Chase (1966), Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), Candy (1968), Burn! (1969), The Nightcomers (1970), The Godfather, Last Tango in Paris (1972), Superman (1978), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Formula (1980), A Dry White Season (1989), The Freshman (1990), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), The Brave (1997), The Score (2001)
I Remember Mama (1944), Truckline Cafe (1946), A Flag is Born (1946), Candida (1946), Antigone (1946), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Arms and the Man (1953)
|First Movie||The Men (1959)|
|Favorite Actors||Spencer Tracy, John Barrymore and Fredric March|
|Hobbies||Loved to play drums and congas, watch professional wrestling, practice boxing, operate HAM radio, ride motorcycles and traveling|
Marlon Brando is ranked among the top-5 talented and popular actors of all time, not only in the Hollywood movie industry but also all over the world as one of the most popular American celebrities known worldwide as well. Marlon Brando is said to have pioneered the ‘Method Acting’ technique in the American movie industry and impressed audiences and his millions of fans with his excellent acting skills on the stage, television and the big screen.
Marlon Brando was born on the 3rd of April, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska and Marlon Brando died on the 1st of July, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. Marlon Brando died at the age of 80 years, mainly due to obesity-related complications. Marlon Brando’s height was around 5 ft 9 inches (175 cm) while Marlon Brando’s weight was around 75 kg (165 lbs). In his spare time, Marlon Brando loved to play the drums and the congas, watch professional wrestling, practice boxing, operate HAM radio and loved to ride motorcycles as he had a passion for traveling too, which he listed as being part of his hobbies.
Marlon Brando’s father was Marlon Brando Sr, who owned a chemical feed and pesticide manufacturing plant, while Marlon Brando’s mother was Dorothy “Dodie” Julia Pennebaker Brando, a former actress who also worked as a theater administrator. Although Marlon Brando did not have any brothers Marlon Brando was the 3rd child to his parent. Marlon Brando’s older sisters were actress Jocelyn Brando, and older sister Frances Brando. Marlon Brando was married 3 times and Marlon Brando was divorced thrice in his life. Marlon Brando’s ex-wives include actress Anna Kashfi, whom he married in 1957 and divorced in 1959, actress Movita Castaneda, whom he married in 1960 and divorced in 1962 and also actress Tarita Teriipaia, whom he was married from 1962 till their divorce in 1972.
Being a popular actor and a self-confessed bi-sexual, Marlon Brando’s ex-girlfriends included iconic actress and American celebrity Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood actress and American author Jackie Collins, actress Rita Moreno, actress Shelley Winters and former Madam Heidi Fleiss. However, Marlon Brando’s girlfriend was his Guatemalan maid, Maria Cristina Ruiz.
Thanks to his legendary acting skills and his success as an accomplished actor and filmmaker in the Hollywood movie industry for over 60 years, Marlon Brando’s net worth at the time of his demise (in 2004) was estimated around INR 151 crores (USD 21.5 Million).
Being an idol among actors and having portrayed many of the most popular on-screen characters in the Hollywood movie industry, Marlon Brando has won numerous prestigious awards and has earned numerous award nominations throughout his career.
Marlon Brando was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February of 1960.
The list of Marlon Brando’s award-wins include winning the prestigious Academy Award for Best Actor for his impressive role in ‘On the Waterfront’ (1954) and winning another Academy Award for Best Actor for his iconic role in ‘The Godfather’ (1972), besides having had an impressive 6 Oscar Award nominations as well.
Marlon Brando is the winner of the British Academy Film Award for Best Foreign Actor for his impressive performance in ‘Viva Zapata!’ (1952), winner of the British Academy Film Award for Best Foreign Actor, again, this time for his role in ‘Julius Caesar’ (1953) and again became winner of the British Academy Film Award for Best Foreign Actor for an impressive role in ‘On the Waterfront’ (1954), apart from having had 5 British Academy Film Award nominations later on in his career.
Marlon Brando is also the winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his excellent role in ‘On the Waterfront’ (1954), the winner of the Golden Globe Awards’ 1955 Henrietta Award (for World Film Favorite – Male), the winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, again, for his performance in ”The Godfather’ (1972) and once again won the Golden Globe Awards’ 1973 Henrietta Award (for World Film Favorite – Male) as well as having 5 Golden Globe Award nominations too.
Marlon Brando won the David De Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor for his impressive role in ‘Sayonara’ (1958) and also won the Jussi Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ (1952), won the Jussi Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role in ‘The Men’ (1952) as well as won the 1973 Jussi Award for Actor of the Year also.
Marlon Brando also won the Western Heritage Awards’ Bronze Wrangler for his excellent portrayal in ‘The Appaloosa’ (1967) besides having won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his TV movie ‘Roots: The Next Generations’ (1979).
Marlon Brando is also the winner of the Italian Online Movie Awards’ 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award, winner of the Kansas City Film Critics Circle’s Best Actor award for his performance in ‘The Godfather’ (1972), winner of the Motion Picture Exhibitor Magazine’s Top Male Dramatic Performance award for his role in ‘The Young Lions’ (1958), and had 3 Motion Picture Exhibitor Magazine award nominations.
Marlon Brando had also won the National Society of Film Critics’ Best Actor award for his role in ‘Last Tango in Paris’ (1974), and had 1 National Society of Film Critics award nominations as well.
Marlon Brando won the New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Actor award for ‘On the Waterfront’ (1954) and won the New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Actor award, again, this time for his role in ‘Last Tango in Paris’ (1974) apart from having had 4 New York Film Critics Circle award nominations to his credit.
Marlon Brando was awarded the 2004 Film Hall of Fame award by the Online Film & Television Association (OFTA), awarded the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Actor award for ‘Viva Zapata!’ (1952), awarded the San Sebastian International Film Festival’s Golden Shell award for ‘One-Eyed Jacks’ (1961) and also awarded the Tokyo International Film Festival’s Best Actor award for his role in ‘A Dry White Season’ (1989).
Interesting Facts About Marlon Brando
- Marlon Brando was a smoker and Marlon Brando also drank alcohol.
- Marlon Brando is renowned as the man who introduced ‘Method Acting’ in Hollywood and is regarded as an icon and an ideal by numerous young actors who came long after him into the film industry.
- Marlon Brando had been married thrice and divorced 3 times however he reportedly has over 10 children from his numerous relationships.
- Marlon Brando has also been branded as one of the hardest actors to work with by numerous movie directors and co-stars.
- Marlon Brando is the only American actor who has starred in the most number of highest-grossing movies, which also include movies that did not have Marlon Brando as the main character.
- Marlon Brando started work as an usher at the Liberty Theater in his hometown as well as an elevator operator in a departmental store in New York before getting his big break as an actor.
- Marlon Brando was notorious to demand his lines be written on cue cards for all his scenes in movies as he simply refused to memorize his lines, as other actors do.
- Marlon Brando was a staunch and life-long supporter for the cause of the Native American population in the country.
- Marlon Brando was expelled from his first high school for riding a motorcycle through his school’s corridors.
- Marlon Brando is ranked among the most renowned global celebrities and most influential people of all times worldwide.