Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 192 – July 1, 200 ) was an American actor. Considered one of the most influential actors of the 20th century , he received many accolades during his six-decade career, including two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, one Cannes Film Festival Award and three British Academy Awards. . He studied under Stella Adler in the 1950s and is considered one of the first actors to bring Stanislavski’s acting system and acting methods derived from Stanislavski’s system to mainstream audiences. He initially gained acclaim and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for playing the role of Stanley Kowalski in the 1951 film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire, which was a success on Broadway. He received further recognition and his first Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront and his portrayal of outlaw motorcycle gang leader Johnny Strabler in The Wild One proved to be enduring figures in popular culture. Brando received Academy Award nominations for his portrayal of Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata! (1952); Mark Antony in Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1953 film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar; and Air Force Major Lloyd Gruver in Sayonara (1957), adapted by James A. A 195 Michener novel.
During the 1960s, Brandon’s career experienced a commercial and critical decline. He directed and starred in the cult Western One-Eyed Jacks, a critical and commercial failure, after which he delivered a series of notable box office failures, beginning with Mutiny on the Bounty (1962). After ten years of failure, he agreed to audition for the role of Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972). She landed the role and went on to win her second Oscar and Golden Globe for the performance, which critics consider one of her greatest. He rejected the Oscar “because of the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry … and also because of the recent events at Wounded Knee”, sending Sacheen Littlefeather to collect the award on his behalf and state the reasons for the. an appeal it down The Godfather became the highest-grossing film of all time, and with an Oscar nomination, Brando returned to the top box office in Last Tango in Paris (1972).
After a hiatus in the early 1970s, Brando was generally content to be a well-paid character actor in supporting roles such as Jor-El in Superman (1978), Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now (1979), and Adam Steiffel in The Formula. (1980), before this nine-year hiatus from films. According to Guinness World Records, Brando was paid a record $3.7 million ($17 million in inflation-adjusted dollars) and 11.75% of the gross for working on Superman for 13 days. The American Film Institute ranks Brandon as the fourth highest-grossing male movie star with a first release in 1950 or earlier. He was one of six actors named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most important people of the century in 1999. Time also named Brandon “Actress of the Century” on that list.