Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004
was an American
actor, film director, and activist.
He is hailed for bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is widely considered to be one
of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.
A cultural icon, Brando is most famous for his Academy Award-winning
performances as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfron
and Vito Corleone in The Godfather
as well as influential performances in
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Wild One
Reflections in a Golden Eye
Last Tango in Paris
Brando was also an activist, supporting many causes, notably the African-American Civil Rights Movement
and various American Indian Movements.