History Creator / MarlonBrando

2nd Mar '18 8:46:16 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/VivaZapata'' (1952)
28th Jan '18 4:57:23 PM AmuckCricetine
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Later in life.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Later He enjoyed pulling pranks on his co-actors and the director, refused to learn his lines, effectively sabotaging the very movies he appeared in. In ''Apocalypse Now'' he appeared on set while being seriously overweight. Creator/FrancisFordCoppola had to solve this problem by showing him in life.shadows, which actually worked out well for the scene.
26th Dec '17 5:39:44 PM dlchen145
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Marlon Brando (April 3, 1924 July 1, 2004) was a legendary American method actor who broke out in the early [[TheFifties 1950s]], appearing in two Elia Kazan films, ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' and ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'', as well as less arty projects such as ''Film/TheWildOne'' and the screen adaptation of ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls''. He later created and forever owned the role of Don Vito Corleone in ''Film/TheGodfather'', as well as performed notable cameo roles in several high-profile films, including Jor-El in ''Film/{{Superman}}'' and Kurtz in ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.

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Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 July 1, 2004) was a legendary American method actor who broke out in the early [[TheFifties 1950s]], appearing in two Elia Kazan films, ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' and ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'', as well as less arty projects such as ''Film/TheWildOne'' and the screen adaptation of ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls''. He later created and forever owned the role of Don Vito Corleone in ''Film/TheGodfather'', as well as performed notable cameo roles in several high-profile films, including Jor-El in ''Film/{{Superman}}'' and Kurtz in ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
1st Oct '17 3:18:47 PM ethansloan
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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Won for ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'' and ''Film/TheGodfather'', was nominated for ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire'', ''Viva Zapata!'', ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'', ''Film/{{Sayonara}}'', ''Film/LastTangoInParis'' and ''A Dry White Season'' (as a supporting actor). Funnily enough he went up against Creator/HumphreyBogart for the Academy Award twice, losing the first time (Bogart won for ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' vs. Brando's ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire'') and winning the second time (Brando won for ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'' vs. Bogart's ''Film/TheCaineMutiny''). He's the only actor to receive four consecutive Best Actor nominations. He rejected his second Oscar to protest Hollywood's depiction of the Native Americans.

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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Won for ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'' and ''Film/TheGodfather'', was nominated for ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire'', ''Viva Zapata!'', ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'', ''Film/{{Sayonara}}'', ''Film/LastTangoInParis'' and ''A Dry White Season'' (as a supporting actor). Funnily enough he went up against Creator/HumphreyBogart for the Academy Award twice, losing the first time (Bogart won for ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' vs. Brando's ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire'') and winning the second time (Brando won for ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'' vs. Bogart's ''Film/TheCaineMutiny''). He's the only actor to receive four consecutive Best Actor nominations. He rejected his second Oscar to protest Hollywood's depiction of raise awareness about the Native Americans.then-ongoing siege at the Wounded Knee Indian reservation.
22nd Sep '17 11:55:10 AM dlchen145
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Marlon Brando (19242004) was a legendary American method actor who broke out in the early [[TheFifties 1950s]], appearing in two Elia Kazan films, ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' and ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'', as well as less arty projects such as ''Film/TheWildOne'' and the screen adaptation of ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls''. He later created and forever owned the role of Don Vito Corleone in ''Film/TheGodfather'', as well as performed notable cameo roles in several high-profile films, including Jor-El in ''Film/{{Superman}}'' and Kurtz in ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.

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Marlon Brando (19242004) (April 3, 1924 July 1, 2004) was a legendary American method actor who broke out in the early [[TheFifties 1950s]], appearing in two Elia Kazan films, ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' and ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'', as well as less arty projects such as ''Film/TheWildOne'' and the screen adaptation of ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls''. He later created and forever owned the role of Don Vito Corleone in ''Film/TheGodfather'', as well as performed notable cameo roles in several high-profile films, including Jor-El in ''Film/{{Superman}}'' and Kurtz in ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
10th Sep '17 11:05:19 AM nombretomado
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* Frequently parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', targeting his late career obesity and paycheck roles. Among other appearances, Brando stars in a musical version of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' (called ''Apocalypse Wow!''), portrays Mr. French in a ''Series/FamilyAffair'' remake as [[Film/TheGodfather Vito Corleone]] and complains about having to lose weight to play BarneyTheDinosaur.

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* Frequently parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', targeting his late career obesity and paycheck roles. Among other appearances, Brando stars in a musical version of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' (called ''Apocalypse Wow!''), portrays Mr. French in a ''Series/FamilyAffair'' remake as [[Film/TheGodfather Vito Corleone]] and complains about having to lose weight to play BarneyTheDinosaur.Series/BarneyTheDinosaur.
12th Jul '17 2:08:15 AM bombadil211
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* BrilliantButLazy: Creator/AlPacino said that he would work his ass off in acting only to come short of what Brando could do in his sleep. The man was also famous for refusing to memorize lines and often had cue cards on set or just improvised. Bear in mind that Brando started in theatre so he knew perfectly well how to memorize lines. He used cue-cards on set not out of laziness so much as to provide a more spontaneous performance (which considering that movies were shot out of order helped make every scene fresh).

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* BrilliantButLazy: Creator/AlPacino said that he would work his ass off in acting only to come short of what Brando could do in his sleep. The man was also famous for refusing to memorize lines and often had [[http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1043832/images/o-MARLON-BRANDO-GODFATHER-CUE-CARDS-facebook.jpg cue cards on set set]] or just improvised. Bear in mind that Brando started in theatre so he knew perfectly well how to memorize lines. He used cue-cards on set not out of laziness so much as to provide a more spontaneous performance (which considering that movies were shot out of order helped make every scene fresh).
12th Jul '17 2:06:53 AM bombadil211
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** Case in point: ''Superman''. He was only there for the money, read his lines off cue cards (refusing to learn them) and had a fairly small role. And it is one of the best performances in the film. Moreover, he was the one who suggested that Superman's logo be the family sigil, which eventually became part of the Superman mythos.

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** Case in point: ''Superman''. He was only there for the money, read his lines off cue cards and baby Kal-El's nappy (refusing to learn them) and had a fairly small role. And it is one of the best performances in the film. Moreover, he was the one who suggested that Superman's logo be the family sigil, which eventually became part of the Superman mythos.
16th Jun '17 10:27:41 PM nombretomado
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* Appeared as a guest referee in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', for the Creator/AlPacino vs Creator/RobertDeNiro fight. Music/TheBeastieBoys eventually use him to plug the exhaust of Music/TheBackstreetBoys giant robot in the main event fight.

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* Appeared as a guest referee in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', for the Creator/AlPacino vs Creator/RobertDeNiro fight. Music/TheBeastieBoys eventually use him to plug the exhaust of Music/TheBackstreetBoys the Music/BackstreetBoys giant robot in the main event fight.
5th Jun '17 7:03:54 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* Victim of a TakeThat in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "Hooray for North Hollywood!"
-->"Brando's mad, says screenplay's bad!/Means someone else was offered the role!"
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