Marlon Brando

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About Marlon Brando Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor whose body of work spanned over half a century. As a young sex symbol, he is best known for his roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and his Academy Award-winning performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, both directed by Elia Kazan in the early 1950s. In middle age, his well-known roles include his Academy Award-winning performance as Vito Corleone in The Godfather, Colonel Walter Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, both directed by Francis Ford Coppola and an Academy Award-nominated performance as Paul in Last Tango in Paris. Brando's impact on film acting was seismic. He became known as the foremost example of the "method" acting style, and was initially much parodied for his "mumbling" diction, but his mercurial, often uncategorizable performances were held in the highest regard among his peers. Director Martin Scorsese said, "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 an activist, lending his presence to many issues, including the American Civil Rights and American Indian Movements.

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United States of America Actors Ranking

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Rank Name Total
26. Dwayne Johnson 452
27. Cuba Gooding Jr. 394
28. Jonah Hill 346
29. John Travolta 274
30. Marlon Brando 251
31. George Clooney 194
32. Taylor Lautner 182
33. Denzel Washington 178
34. Viggo Mortensen 168

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Rank Name Total
287. Yoon Eun-Hye 280
288. John Travolta 274
289. Johny Walker 259
290. Badih Abou Chakra 251
291. Marlon Brando 251
292. B. Saroja Devi 241
293. Djordje Rapajic 240
294. Sean Connery 237
295. Amácio Mazzaropi 231

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