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    Birthday: April 03, 1924

    Marlon Brando was quite simply one of the most celebrated and influential screen and stage actors of the postwar era; he rewrote the rules of performing, and nothing was ever the same again. Brooding, lusty, and intense, his greatest contribution was popularizing Method acting, a highly interpretive performance style which brought unforeseen dimensions of power and depth to the craft; in comparison, most other screen icons appeared shallow, even a little silly. A combative and often contradictory man, Brando refused to play by the rules of the Hollywood game, openly expressing his loathing for the film industry and for the very nature of celebrity, yet often exploiting his fame to bring attention to political causes and later accepting any role offered him as long as the price was right. He is one of the screen's greatest enigmas, and there will never be another ...more
    • 1989
    • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    • Best Supporting Actor
    • A Dry White Season
    • 1989
    • Hollywood Foreign Press Association
    • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
    • A Dry White Season
    • 1973
    • Hollywood Foreign Press Association
    • Henrietta Award
    • win