Marlon Brando was a famous American actor and film director. He was one of those actors who is attributed with bringing realism to film acting. The fourth greatest male star whose film career debut in 1950 listed by the American Film Institute. His natural and passionate performance made him one of the greatest actors of his generation. Now let’s have a quick look at the Net Worth, Career and achievements of Marlon Brando in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Marlon Brando Jr. was born in the year 1924, 3rd April. His place of birth is in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. Brando’s childhood nickname was “Bud,” and he was a mimic from his youth. Brando never completes his high school graduation which gives him embarrassment most of the time. In his school time, he expelled for riding his motorcycle through the Libertyville High School corridors.
After that, he was sent to Shattuck Military Academy, where his father Marlon Brando Sr. studied before. Brando did well in theatre in his school, but he dropped out due to sneak into town in his final year. Then, Brando decided to go to New York for studying at the American Theatre Wing Professional School. There he became a part of Dramatic Workshop of the New School and trained under famous German Director Erwin Piscator.
Brando trained in Stanislavski System skill. During World War II, Brando tried to join the army but was rejected due to his knee injury.
Brando was known for his glamorous and luxurious own life and his large number wives, girlfriends and children. For his reputation, he had known as a Bad Boy for his public. He got married to Anna Kashfi in 1957 and divorced in 1959, Movita Castaneda in 1960 and divorced in 1962, Tarita Teriipaia in 1962 and divorced in 1972 and one partner Maria Cristina Ruiz (1988-2001). He had 11 children including actor Christian Brando and Tahitian model Cheyenne Brando.
Career, Awards & Nominations
At the age of 24, Brando got the media attention for the first time when “Life” magazine published his photo. Before his film career started, he was acted in many dramas and stage shows. He appeared in the lead role of a famous political drama “A Flag is Born,” and it has gone a big hit. After that, he also appeared in several other dramas and stage shows such as Katharine Cornell, Antigone, The Iceman Cometh, etc.
He debuted in the film “The Man” in 1950. For this film, he sent to Birmingham army hospital in Van Nuys to prepare for this role. In 1951, he brought his career-best performance as Stanley Kowalski in the film “A Streetcar Named Desire.” For this role, he was nominated for the first time in Academy Award for the Best Actor category. Consequently, he performed well in the film Viva Zapata, Julius Caesar, The Wild One, On the Waterfront, Desiree, The Tea House of the August Moon, The Young Lions, The Ugly American, The God Father, A Dry White Season, The Brave, etc. His last film was The Score in 2001 where he played the character of Max. He died at the age of 80 due to respiratory failure on 1st July 2004.
He won his first award as BAFTA award for the best foreign actor for the film Viva Zapata. Consequently, he received an Academy Award for best actor for the movie On the Waterfront. For his outstanding performance, he nominated in many awards and owned it such as British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Award, Directors Guild of America Award, etc. He was offered OSCAR award for the film The God Father, but he refused it.
Net Worth & Earnings
Brando is renowned in the world for his acting and famous among the people. According to the record of Guinness Book, Brando was paid $3.7 million and 11.75% of the gross profits for 13 days work on Superman at that time. Moreover, he also owned a private island on the Pacific coast, known as Tetiaroa. Now you can assume the net worth of Brando from the above fact. Well, he had an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time. He was one of only three actors, along with Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe listed in Time magazine as one of its 100 most important people of the century in 1999. His natural acting is unmatchable and unforgettable.