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Marlon Brando

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Marlon Brando

American movie star and political activistadd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1924.

Countries: United States (59%), United Kingdom (14%), (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Elia Kazan, Montgomery Clift, On the Waterfront

Linked to: American Film Institute, The New School, Actors Studio, Forbes

 

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Marlon Brando was born in 1924 add something


1925

Henry Fonda - At age 20, Fonda started his acting career at the Omaha Community Playhouse, when his mother's friend Dodie Brando (mother of Marlon_Brando) recommended that he try out for a juvenile part in You and I, in which he was cast as Ricky.


1935

Castaneda had appeared in the first Mutiny on the Bounty film in 1935, some 27 years before the 1962 remake with Brando as Fletcher Christian. add something


1936

Eddie Imazu - A 1936 Academy Award co-nominee for best art direction on "The Great Ziegfeld," Imazu worked with Hollywood luminaries including Spencer Tracy, John Wayne and Marlon Brando


1937

In 1937, Brando's parents reconciled and moved together to Libertyville, Illinois, north of Chicago . add something


1940

Harry Belafonte - At the end of the 1940s, he took classes in acting at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York with the influential German director Erwin Piscator alongside Marlon Brando, Tony_Curtis, Walter Matthau, Bea Arthur and Sidney Poitier, while performing with the American Negro Theatre


1944

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


1945

Karl Malden - After the war ended in 1945, he resumed his acting career, playing yet another small supporting role in the Maxwell Anderson play "Truckline Cafe", with a then-unknown Marlon Brando


1946

In 1946 he appeared on Broadway as the young hero in the political drama A Flag is Born, refusing to accept wages above the Actor's Equity rate because of his commitment to the cause of Israeli independence. add something

 

In 1946, Brando showed his dedication to the Jewish desire for a homeland by performing in Ben Hecht's Zionist play "A Flag is Born. add something

 

Steven Hill - After serving four years in the Naval Reserve, Hill made his first New York stage appearance in Ben Hecht's "A Flag Is Born" in 1946, which featured a young Marlon Brando

 

Luther Adler - His next directorial venture, "A Flag is Born", ran for 120 performances in 1946 and featured newcomer Marlon Brando in one of the major roles

 

Katharine Cornell - Cornell revived "Candida" for the fifth and last time in April 1946, with Marlon Brando playing the role of the young Marchbanks


1947

Brando achieved stardom, however, as Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams's 1947 play $A_Streetcar_Named_Desire (A_Streetcar_Named_Desire_(1951_film)), directed by Elia Kazan. add something

 

In 1947, Brando was asked to do a screen test for Warner Brothers. add something

 

Kashfi was born in Calcutta and moved to Wales from India in 1947. add something

 

John Forsythe - In 1947, Forsythe joined the initial class of the soon-to-be prestigious Actors Studio, where he met other promising young actors including Marlon Brando and Julie Harris

 

Steven Hill - In 1947, Hill joined such other actors as Marlon Brando, Montgomery_Clift, and Julie Harris, as one of the 50 fortunate applicants to be accepted by the newly created Actors Studio

 

Irene Mayer Selznick - In 1947, she worked with playwright Tennessee Williams and director Elia Kazan and produced her first play, "A Streetcar Named Desire", which gave Marlon Brando his break-out role

 

Cheryl Crawford - In 1947, together with former Group Theatre members Elia Kazan and Robert Lewis, she founded The Actor's Studio, which trained Marlon Brando, James_Dean, Jerome Robbins, Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda, Bea Arthur, and many more


1948

William Greaves - In 1948, Greaves joined The Actor's Studio and studied alongside the likes of Marlon Brando, Julie_Harris, Anthony Quinn, Shelley Winters, and others


1950

Brando's first screen role was as the bitter paraplegic veteran in The Men in 1950. add something

 

Movita Castaneda - After appearing in a few more minor westerns and a few TV parts, she met the actor Marlon Brando in the late 1950s, after his breakup with Anna Kashfi

 

Montgomery Clift - Entering the 1950s Clift was one of the most sought-after leading men in Hollywood, and his only direct competitor was Marlon Brando.

 

Stanley Kramer - In 1950, his renamed Stanley Kramer Company produced "The Men", which featured Marlon Brando's screen debut, in a drama about paraplegic war veterans

 

Triumph Engineering - The Triumph brand received considerable publicity in the United States when Marlon Brando rode a 1950 Thunderbird 6T in the 1953 motion picture, "The Wild One"

 

T-shirt - They became even more popular in the 1950s after Marlon Brando wore one in "A Streetcar Named Desire", finally achieving status as fashionable, stand-alone, outer-wear garments


1951

These first five films of his career established Brando, as evidenced in his winning the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in three consecutive years, 1951 to 1953. add something

 

Elia Kazan - He cast him again in the film version in 1951, which made Brando a star and won 4 Oscars, and was nominated for 12.

 

Elia Kazan - In 1951, after introducing and directing one of the Actors Studio's brightest young talents, Marlon Brando, in the stage version, he went on to cast him in film version of the play, $A_Streetcar_Named_Desire (A_Streetcar_Named_Desire_(1951_film)), which made Brando a star and won 4 Oscars, being nominated for 12.

 

Barbara Rush - She made her screen debut in the 1951 movie " The Goldbergs" and went on to star opposite the likes of James Mason, Marlon Brando, Paul_Newman, Richard Burton, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Kirk Douglas


1952

Brando as Emiliano Zapata in a trailer for the 1952 film Viva Zapata/Brando brought his performance as Stanley Kowalski to the screen in Kazan's adaptation of Tennessee Williams's $A_Streetcar_Named_Desire (A_Streetcar_Named_Desire_(1951_film)), and 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/ in 1952, Julius Caesar in 1953 as Mark Antony, and On the Waterfront in 1954. add something


1953

T motorcycle which caused consternation to Triumph's importers, as the subject matter was rowdy motorcycle gangs taking over a small town. add something

 

Alvy Moore - He had a small role as a member of Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the 1953 film, "The Wild One"

 

John Paxton - He helped adapt the screenplay for the controversial movie "The Wild One" in 1953 starring Marlon Brando, and his adaptation of the Nevil Shute novel "On the Beach" appeared in 1959

 

Mary Murphy (actress) - She first gained attention in 1953, when she played a good-hearted girl who tries to reform Marlon Brando in "The Wild One"


1954

Gordon Mirams - After the release of the "Mazengarb Report on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents" in 1954, Mirams responded to community fears about juvenile delinquency by banning "The Wild One" starring Marlon Brando and "Rebel Without A Cause" starring James Dean

 

Edmund Purdom - At this time, he acquired the nickname "the replacement star" because his other best-remembered role was taking over for Marlon Brando as the title character in "The Egyptian", 20th Century-Fox's most lavish production of 1954

 

Elia Kazan - In 1954 he again used Brando as co-star in On the Waterfront.

 

Theresa Tallien - She was played by Carolyn Jones in the 1954 film "Désirée", starring Marlon Brando, and by Florence Pernel in the 2002 miniseries "Napoleon"

 

Malcolm Johnson (journalist) - The Sun articles formed the basis for the 1954 Elia Kazan movie "On the Waterfront," which starred Marlon Brando


1955

The screen test used an early script for Rebel Without A Cause that bears no relation to the film eventually produced in 1955. add something

 

Frank Loesser - A film version was released in 1955, and starred Marlon Brando, Jean_Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine

 

Leslie Halliwell - In 1955, after the British Censor had banned the Marlon Brando film "The Wild One", Halliwell arranged for Cambridge magistrates to assess the picture

 

Sue Mengers - Mengers' entry into the talent agency business was in 1955 as a receptionist at MCA, at the time the dominant company of the trade, with a roster of clients that included Jack Benny, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift

 

Guys and Dolls (film) - "'Guys and Dolls"' is a 1955 musical film starring Marlon Brando, Jean_Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine


1956

Stanley Kubrick - In 1956, Kubrick was announced as director of Gun's Up, the working title for the production of Charles Neider's novel The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones to be produced by Marlon Brando.


1957

Brando married actress Anna Kashfi in 1957. add something

 

The New Yorker: The Duke in His Domain – Truman Capote's influential 1957 interview. add something

 

On the Road - A film adaptation of "On the Road" had been proposed in 1957 when Jack Kerouac wrote a one-page letter to actor Marlon Brando, suggesting that he play Dean Moriarty while Kerouac would portray Sal Paradise

 

Anna Kashfi - However, upon her 1957 marriage to Marlon Brando a year after adopting her stage name, Kashfi failed to list either on her marriage license, instead stating her real father was one Devi Kashfi and biological mother named Selma Ghose

 

Sayonara - "'Sayonara"' is a 1957 color American film starring Marlon Brando

 

Anna Kashfi - Kashfi married Marlon Brando on October 11, 1957, whom she had met in the summer of 1956 and dated since


1958

The Young Lions (film) - "'The Young Lions"' is a 1958 war drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based upon the 1948 novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw, and starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery_Clift, and Dean Martin


1959

Barry Stanton - Discovered by 2SM radio DJ and JO'K associate Allan Lappan in 1959 while playing during the interval in between Marlon Brando and James Dean movies at Manly, New South Wales's Embassy Theatre, Johnny O'Keefe didn't waste any time in recruiting Barry as a regular spot on "Six O'Clock Rock"

 

Sidney Lumet - In 1959, he directed Marlon Brando and Joanne Woodward in the feature film The Fugitive Kind, based on the Tennessee Williams play Orpheus Descending.

 

Anna Magnani - Magnani worked with Tennessee Williams again in his 1959 film, The Fugitive Kind directed by Sidney Lumet, where she played Lady Torrance and starred with Marlon Brando.


1960

Brando attended some fundraisers for John F. Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election. add something

 

In the early 1960s Brando contributed thousands of dollars to both the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and to a scholarship fund established for the children of slain Mississippi N.A.A.C.P. leader Medgar Evers. add something

 

Stephanie Beacham - After first appearing on British television during the late 1960s, she began appearing in films in 1970, most prominently in 1971's "The Nightcomers" opposite Marlon Brando

 

Dezo Hoffmann - He earned international acclaim in the 1960s, shooting photographs of well known pop and showbiz personalities, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Marilyn_Monroe, Laurence Olivier, The Kinks, The Shadows, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd

 

Stanley Kubrick - In 1960 he expanded on his reasoning, telling an interviewer: "When I left Brando's picture, it still didn't have a finished script.

 

May Britt - She starred in a few movies, including "The Young Lions" with Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift and "Murder, Inc." with Peter Falk, as well as a much-criticized remake of "The Blue Angel" in the legendary role first created by Marlene Dietrich in 1930


1961

Sophia Loren - Among Loren's best-known films of this period are Samuel Bronston's epic production of "El Cid" with Charlton Heston, "The Millionairess" with Peter Sellers, "It Started in Naples " with Clark Gable, Vittorio De Sica's triptych "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" with Marcello Mastroianni, Peter Ustinov's "Lady L" with Paul Newman, the 1966 classic "Arabesque" with Gregory Peck, and Charlie Chaplin's final film, "A Countess from Hong Kong" with Marlon Brando


1962

Tahitian actress Tarita Teriipia, who played his love interest in Mutiny on the Bounty, became Brando's third wife on August 10, 1962. add something

 

Torin Thatcher - He appeared in the Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard 1962 remake of "Mutiny on the Bounty"

 

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962 film) - "'Mutiny on the Bounty"' is a 1962 historical drama film starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard based on the novel "Mutiny on the Bounty" by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall


1963

Brando with James Baldwin at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.In 1946, Brando showed his dedication to the Jewish desire for a homeland by performing in Ben Hecht's Zionist play "A Flag is Born. add something

 

In August 1963, Brando participated in the March on Washington along with fellow celebrities Harry Belafonte, James Garner, Charlton Heston, Burt Lancaster, and Sidney Poitier. add something

 

Charlton Heston - Charlton Heston with James Baldwin, Marlon Brando, and Harry Belafonte at the Civil Rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 1963.

 

Eiji Okada - He was second billed under Marlon Brando in the 1963 political thriller "The Ugly American"

 

Burt Reynolds - In 1963, he played a character named Rocky in "The Twilight Zone" episode 155 "The Bard" in which he amusingly lampooned his then-lookalike Marlon Brando

 

James Baldwin - Baldwin made a prominent appearance at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963, with Belafonte and long time friends Sidney Poitier and Marlon Brando


1965

Lillian Hellman - Hellman wrote another screenplay in 1965 for "The Chase" starring Marlon Brando based on a play and novel by Horton Foote


1966

Appaloosa - Examples include "Cojo Rojo" in the Marlon Brando film "The Appaloosa", "Zip Cochise" ridden by John Wayne in the 1966 film "El Dorado" and "Cowboy", the mount of Matt Damon in "True Grit"

 

Horton Foote - Playwright Lillian Hellman adapted his play for the 1966 film "The Chase" with Marlon Brando, Jane_Fonda and Robert Redford

 

The Chase (1966 film) - "'The Chase"' is a 1966 Technicolor American drama film in Panavision directed by Arthur Penn and starring Marlon Brando, Jane_Fonda, and Robert Redford, about a series of events set into motion by a prison break


1967

Pamela Franklin - Venice Film Festival - She acted with Dirk Bogarde, who played her father in "Our Mother's House", a film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1967, and in the same year acted opposite Marlon Brando and Rita Moreno in "The Night of the Following Day" as the kidnap victim in this crime thriller


1968

In the aftermath of the 1968 slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Brando made one of the strongest commitments to furthering Dr. King's work. add something

 

The Night of the Following Day - "'The Night of the Following Day"' is a 1968 film starring Marlon Brando and Richard Boone


1971

Stephanie Beacham - She would work with Winner again in 1971's "The Nightcomers", in which she starred opposite Marlon Brando


1972

Bernardo Bertolucci - Bertolucci became famous in 1972, with the "scandalous" film Last Tango in Paris, with Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, Jean-Pierre Leaud and Massimo Girotti, where sex is portrayed as the only possible answer, but not definite, to the conformity surrounding the characters; the protagonists in this film are, as they will be in many of the films to come, unstable beings, whose only way out is transgression.

 

Sex Pistols - It had been renamed in 1972 to focus on another revival trend, the rocker look associated with Marlon Brando

 

The Godfather (novel) - The 1972 film adaptation of the novel was released with Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone and Al Pacino as Michael Corleone, directed by Francis Ford Coppola


1973

Ron Galella - On June 12, 1973, actor Marlon Brando punched Galella in the face outside a restaurant in Chinatown in New York City , breaking the photographer's jaw and knocking out five of his teeth on the left side of his mouth


1974

Brando, along with James Caan, was later scheduled in 1974 to appear in the final scene of The Godfather Part II. However, rewrites were made to the script when Brando refused to show up to the studio on the single day of shooting, due to disputes with the studio. add something


1976

In an interview with Gary Carey, for his 1976 biography The Only Contender, Brando said, "Homosexuality is so much in fashion it no longer makes news. add something

 

The Missouri Breaks - "'The Missouri Breaks"' is a 1976 American western film starring Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson


1978

Brando portrayed Superman's father Jor-El in the 1978 film Superman. add something


1979

Brando conceived the idea of a novel called Fan-Tan with director Donald Cammell in 1979, which was not released until 2005. add something

 

In an interview in Playboy magazine in January 1979, Brando said: "You've seen every single race besmirched, but you never saw an image of the kike because the Jews were ever so watchful for that—and rightly so. add something

 

Apocalypse Now - "'Apocalypse Now"' is a 1979 American epic war film set during the Vietnam War, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Martin_Sheen, and Robert Duvall


1980

He gained a great deal of weight in the 1980s and by the mid 1990s he weighed over 300 lbs. add something

 

Donald Sutherland - A prolific actor, some of Sutherland's better-known roles in the 1980s and 1990s were in the South African apartheid drama "A Dry White Season" , alongside Marlon Brando and Susan_Sarandon; as an incarcerated pyromaniac in the firefighter thriller "Backdraft" alongside Kurt Russell and Robert De Niro, Lock Up with Sylvester_Stallone; and as a snobbish NYC art dealer in "Six Degrees of Separation" , with Stockard Channing and Will Smith

 

William Greaves - In 1980, Greaves was honored alongside Robert De Niro, Jane Fonda, Marlon Brando, Arthur_Penn, Sally Field, Rod Steiger, Al Pacino, Shelley Winters, Dustin Hoffman, Estelle Parsons, and Ellen Burstyn with the the Actors Studio in New York's first ever Dusa Award

 

The Teahouse of the August Moon (film) - In 1980, Michael Medved gave Marlon Brando's performance in the film the Golden Turkey *award for "Most Ludicrous Racial Impersonation"


1981

Barbara Bennett - Many people believe Bennett was portrayed in the 1981 film "Mommie Dearest" by actress Jocelyn Brando, older sister of actor Marlon Brando, but this is not the case


1989

Susan Sarandon - In 1989, Sarandon co-starred with Marlon Brando in "A Dry White Season", followed by "White Palace" with James Spader

 

Harry Oakes - It was the basis of a TV movie, "Passion in Paradise", starring Marlon Brando in 1989


1990

In May 1990, Dag Drollet, the Tahitian lover of Brando's daughter Cheyenne, died of a gunshot wound after a confrontation with Cheyenne's half-brother Christian at the family's hilltop home above Beverly Hills. add something

 

Penelope Ann Miller - Miller co-starred with Marlon Brando in 1990's "The Freshman" and with Gregory Peck in 1991's "Other People's Money"

 

The Freshman (1990 film) - "'The Freshman"' is a 1990 American crime comedy film starring Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick, in which Brando parodies his portrayal of Vito Corleone in "The Godfather"


1996

Brando made a similar comment on Larry King Live in April 1996, saying "Hollywood is run by Jews; it is owned by Jews, and they should have a greater sensitivity about the issue of—of people who are suffering. add something

 

Quentin Tarantino - In 1996, Tarantino was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor in From Dusk till Dawn, but lost against Marlon Brando in The Island of Dr. Moreau.


1997

The Brave - "'The Brave"' is a 1997 film adapted from the Gregory McDonald novel of the same title directed by, co-written by and starring Johnny Depp alongside Marlon Brando


1999

Niki Karimi - In 1999 she released her first translation work, Marlon Brando's biography "Songs My Mother Taught Me," which she translated from English to Persian


2000

Juliet Mills - Because of her parents' fame, Mills grew up surrounded by famous actors such as Rex Harrison, David Niven, and Marlon Brando and she recalled her childhood in the 2000 documentary film "Sir John Mills' Moving Memories" which was written by her brother, Jonathan


2001

Brando participated in the singer's two-day solo career thirtieth-anniversary celebration concerts in 2001, and starred in his 13-minute-long music video, "You Rock My World," in the same year. add something

 

The Score (2001 film) - "'The Score"' is a 2001 crime thriller film directed by Frank Oz, and starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett, and Marlon Brando in his final film role


2002

Patent and Trademark Office, all of which involve a method of tensioning drum heads, in June 2002 – November 2004. add something


2003

Deb Lacusta - In 2003 she produced a multimedia exhibition about actor Marlon Brando which included the films "Being Brando" and "Starring Marlon Brando", which featured Castellaneta and Hank Azaria as Brando


2004

In 2004, Brando signed with Tunisian film director Ridha Behion and began pre-production on a project to be titled Brando and Brando. add something

 

Up to a week before his death, Brando was working on the script in anticipation of a July/August 2004 start date. add something

 

He died on July 1, 2004 of respiratory failure at 80 add something

 

On July 1, 2004, Brando died of respiratory failure from pulmonary fibrosis with congestive heart failure at the UCLA Medical Center add something

 

Up to a week before his death, he was working on the script in anticipation of a July/August 2004 start date add something

 

Jack Nicholson - After Brando's death in 2004, Nicholson purchased his neighbor's bungalow for $6.1 million, with the purpose of having it demolished.


2005

Donald Cammell - In 2005, "Fan-Tan", a novel Cammell conceived with actor Marlon Brando in 1978, was published


2006

The screen test appears as an extra in the 2006 DVD release of "A Streetcar Named Desire" add something

 

Eva Marie Saint - In 2006, Saint appeared in "Superman Returns", as Martha Kent, the adoptive mother of Superman, alongside Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, and a computer-generated performance from her "On The Waterfront" co-star Marlon Brando


2007

In 2007, a 165-minute biopic of Brando, "Brando: The Documentary", produced by Mike Medavoy for Turner Classic Movies, was released add something

 

In a 2007 "Best Life" article, praising his performance in "On the Waterfront", Rob Reiner wrote: "Marlon Brando gives the single greatest performance ever add something


2008

Christian Brando died of pneumonia at age 49 on January 26, 2008 add something


2009

Brett Ratner - The first three books, released on March 25, 2009, are about Marlon Brando, Robert Evans and Jim Brown


2011

Brando's powerful 'Wild One' image was still, as of 2011, being marketed by the makers of his Triumph Thunderbird motorcycle, in a range of clothing inspired by his character from the film and licenced by Brando's estate add something


2012

"The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me." New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2012 add something


2014

A hotel using Brando's name is currently under reconstruction under new ownership due to open in 2014 add something


2015

Although he feigned indifference, Brando was hurt by the critical mauling, admitting in the 2015 film "Listen to Me Marlon", "They can hit you every day and you have no way of fighting back add something

 

In the 2015 documentary "Listen to Me Marlon", Brando shares his thoughts on playing a death scene, stating, "That's a tough scene to play add something


2018

In 2018, Quincy Jones and Jennifer Lee claimed that Brando had had a sexual relationship with comedian and "Superman III" alumni Richard Pryor add something

 

Richard Pryor - In 2018, Quincy Jones and Jennifer Lee claimed that Pryor had a sexual relationship with Marlon Brando, and that Pryor was open about his bisexuality with his friends