Known as ‘Bud’ to his family, Marlon Brando was born on 3 rd April 1924 in Omaha to alcoholic parents. He was sent to military school in the early 1940s, but was expelled for insubordination. Unable to enlist in the Second World War, the young Marlon decided to study acting in New York. He soon became a hit there following various auditions, and soon developed the acting style that would earn him his unique reputation and earn him a number of top movie roles.
Brando didn’t make his stage debut until the late 1940s, but then went on to a number of prestigious roles. His hits included ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, ‘On the Waterfront’ and ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’. He was nominated for a number of Oscars, and won his first one for ‘On the Waterfront’.
Marlon’s second Oscar was for one his most famous starring roles, in the classic movie ‘The God Father’. Brando’s career spanned many decades, and some of his more recent movies included: ‘The Island of Dr Moreau’, ‘The Score’, and @free Money’.Having built up a reputation as a brilliant, if somewhat stubborn, actor, Marlon Brando passed away on July 2 nd 2004 in Los Angeles following lung failure.
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