Marlon Brando dies at 80

Few have had acting careers or lives so admired or so pondered as Marlon Brando. The enigmatic sex-star turned recluse passed away at the age of 80.

Brando’s breakout performances in A Streetcar Named Desire, The Wild One and On the Waterfront brought Brando to national attention during the 50’s and 60’s. But his notoriety grew with his fame in Hollywood as he became known as the most difficult actor in town – with his extreme method. The 70’s introduced the actor to new landmark roles in Apocolypse Now and Superman as well as one of the most recognized roles in film history as Vito Corleone in The Godfather. Brando’s final film, 2001’s The Score was an unremarkable swan song, save the fact that it placed him with the defining actors of two other generations; Robert De Niro and Ed Norton.

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