Marlon Brando Biography
Film and stage actor, born in Omaha, Nebraska. A product of the New York Actors' Studio, he made his debut in 1943, and appeared in several plays before achieving fame in A Streetcar Named Desire (1947). His many films include The Wild One (1953), Julius Caesar (1953), One-Eyed Jacks (which he also directed, 1961), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), and Last Tango in Paris (1972). An Oscar winner for On the Waterfront (1954) and The Godfather (1972), he refused the latter honour in protest at the film industry's treatment of American Indians, and has been a prominent campaigner for the Civil Rights movement. He ended a period of absence from the screen with the anti-apartheid drama A Dry White Season (1988), the comedy The Freshman (1990), and Don Juan de Marco (1995).