Brando, Marlon 1924-2004 American actor

A Method actor, schooled at the Actors' Studio, his first stage success was on Broadway, with A Streetcar Named Desire. His naturalistic film performances in The Men (1950), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Viva Zapata!(1952) and On the Waterfront (1954) won admirers and detractors. No one could deny his charisma and young audiences saw him as a icon of their generation. His own non-conformity (and age?) made finding parts difficult in the sixties but The Godfather and Last Tango in Paris (both 1972) confirmed his comeback.

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