Marlon Brando

Actor of the Century

From the stage to the screen, Brando became one of the greatest actors of his generation. With eight Academy Award nominations and Best Actor wins for On the Waterfront and The Godfather, he starred in 39 films including some of the most memorable in American cinema including Last Tango in Paris and Apocalypse Now.

Brando’s interests extended beyond Hollywood as well. Long a civil rights activist, Brando worked with Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, and was an advocate for Native American rights and environmental causes.

There's a line in the picture where he snarls, 'Nobody tells me what to do.' That's exactly how I've felt all my life.

1951The year Brando brought Stanley Kowalski to the screen in A Streetcar Named Desire
2001The Score, Brando's final film, debuted
39 Movies in which he starred
8Academy Award nominations
2Academy Awards won