Marlon Brando was born on April 3, 1924 in a modest family from
Omaha (Nebraska) of a mother actress depressive and alcoholic
and of a commercial father womanizer, according to Marlon itself.
To 20 years, it leaves to New York where it is registered at
the prestigious school of dramatic art Actor' S Studio. The
Marlon young person burns the boards in 1947 in Broadway in
"a tram named desire", which opens the doors of Hollywood
In 1950, it makes its beginnings with the large screen with
"They were men" of Fred Zinneman, before being directed
in 1951par Elia Kazan for the turning of "a tram named
desire", film which will révèlera it in the
Brando takes down a first Oscar of better actor in 1954 for
"On the quays" of Elia Kazan.
After a series of
poor productions in the years 1960, its career is started again
in 1972 thanks to the role of Gift Corleone in "the godfather"
of Francis Ford Coppola, which gives him a second Oscar. But
it sends to receive it one presumedly Amerindian - makes a Hispanic
actress of it - to protest against the way in which Hollywood
treats the Indians.
It is as in 1972 as it is noticed for its sulfurous service
in "the Last tango in Paris" of Bernardo Bertolucci.
Already Marlon is sick and fights against its own demons, it
moves away more and more from Hollywood to take refuge in French
Polynesia with which it fell in love during turning with "Revolted
It is in 1989, that he "divorces" the cinema in spite
of some food "appearances". It turns for the last
time in 2001 in "The Score".
Its family life is animated and tragic. It had ten children,
resulting from several marriages and relations. In 1990, his/her
elder son Christian assassinates been engaged of the one of
his daughters, Cheyenne. Christian Brando makes five years of
prison and Cheyenne, in prey with the depression, commits suicide
These last years, it lived alone and involved in debt (debts
rising to 20 million dollars) in its house of Mulholland Drive
in Los Angeles, resembling more and more to the desperate character
of colonel Kurtz lost in the jungle Vietnamese which it had
interpreted in "Now Apocalypse".
Marlon Brando, one of the largest actor than Hollywood knew
is deceased on July 1 2004 of a pulmonary disease.