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Marlon Brando Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Contact & Informations

Marlon Brando
Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Contact & Informations

Here you can learn about Marlon Brando’s career and private life facts, read the latest news, find all the awards he has won and watch photos and videos.

PERSONAL DATA OF MARLON BRANDO

Height: 175 cm
Born in: OMAHA, Nebraska (USA)
Born on: 03/04/1924
Dies at: LOS ANGELES, California (USA)
He dies on: 01/07/2004

BIOGRAPHY OF MARLON BRANDO

Actor. Son of a French-born chemical manufacturer (the surname Brando derives from the French Brandeau) and actress Dorothy Pennebaker (who, as director of the Omaha Community Playhouse, encouraged Henry Fonda early in his career). Sister Jocelyn is also an actress, while the other sister, Frances, is an artist. He attended the Military Academy of Minnesota – from where he was expelled for impatience with the discipline – and in 1943 he enrolled in the New School for Social Research. Moving to New Yok, he studied Dramatic Art and made his stage debut with a Long Island company, while attending dance classes with Katherine Dunham. His meeting with the Actor’s studio is fundamental. In 1947, under the direction of Elia Kazan, in the staging of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Called Desire” is the protagonist Stanley Kowalski. During the reruns, Brando changes Williams’ lines but the writer, called by the production, is so amazed by his interpretation that he gives him carte blanche. In 1950 he appears for the first time on the big screen with Fred Zimmerman’s “Men – My body belongs to you” and already from this first film Brando imposes himself, with his silences and his acting method, with an unfriendly personality and abrupt typical of his characters. He is the first actor who followed the “Stanislavsky method” to become a myth of cinema, one could almost define it as the personified “method”. To interpret László Benedek’s “The Wild One”, in 1953, he frequents youth gangs like those in the film and even ends up in prison for one night. While auditioning for Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather”, he improvises the perfect makeup for Don Vito Corleone: hair held back with grease, cheeks stuffed with kleenex, and forehead shaded with shoe polish. He also appeared in two Italian films: Gillo Pontecorvo’s “Queimada” in 1970 and Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Last Tango in Paris” (1972). The only experience as a director, the direction of the western film “The two faces of revenge”. Several times nominated for an Oscar, he won two for best leading actor: one for “Fronte del porto” by Elia Kazan, in 1954, and one for “The Godfather”, in 1973, the latter having been retired by a young apache to explain his political rejection of the award, given Hollywood’s discrimination against Native Americans. His private life was a disaster. Three failed marriages – with the actress Anna Kashfi (from ’57 to ’59), with Movita Castaneda (from ’60 to ’68), and the last one with the Maori Tarita Teripia – and numerous relationships, including that with Pina Pellicier (who committed suicide in 1961), actress Rita Moreno, model Josanne Marianna Berenger and Christina Ruiz. From these relationships numerous children were born: Christian Devi (also known as Gary Brown), Miko, Rebecca, Simon Tehotu, Cheyenne, Stefano (also an actor and known as Stephen Blackehart) and Ninna Priscilla. He also adopted Petra Barrett (daughter of his assistant Caroline Barrett and writer James Clavell). The eldest son Christian in 1990 was sentenced to ten years in prison for killing Dag Drollet, the lover of his half-sister Cheyenne, a drug addict, who after two failed attempts, committed suicide in 1995. Greased, alone and penniless – a lot of money invested in the Native American civil rights lawsuit, in the purchase of the Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa, not to mention alimony for his numerous children and ex-girlfriends – he spent the last years of his life in the hills of Los Angeles. The last appearance on the big screen dates back to 2001 in the film “The Score” by Frank Oz, alongside Robert De Niro and Edward Norton, while in Italy he was the protagonist of some commercials for Telecom. He died at the age of 80 in a Los Angeles hospital where he had been hospitalized a few days earlier for a respiratory crisis.

THE MOST RECENT FILMS BY MARLON BRANDO

The two faces of revenge

One-Eyed Jacks

Role: Film director
Year: 1961

Superman Returns

Superman Returns

Role: Actor
Year: 2006

NAQOYQATSI

NAQOYQATSI

Role: Actor
Year: 2002

A Huey P. Newton Story

A Huey P. Newton Story

Role: Actor
Year: 2001 Go to the complete Filmography

THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF MARLON BRANDO

Drama: 38% Western: 6% Fantasy: 6% Documentary: 6%

MARLON BRANDO’S STATISTICS ON COMINGSOON.IT

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THE RECENT ROLES INTERPRETED BY MARLON BRANDO

Movie Role

Superman Returns

Jor-El

NAQOYQATSI

Himself

A Huey P. Newton Story

Himself

Apocalypse Now Redux

Colonel Walter E. Kurtz

The Score

Max Baron

SIDNEY POITIER: ONE BRIGHT LIGHT

Himself

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