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April 8, 2018

42 Color Photographs of a Young Marlon Brando From the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, American actor, film director, and activist Marlon Brando is credited with bringing realism to film acting, helping to popularize the Stanislavski system of acting, studying with Stella Adler in the 1940s.

Regarded for his cultural influence on 20th century film, Brando's Academy Award-winning performances include that of Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972). He also was an activist for many causes, notably the civil rights movement and various Native American movements.

Brando was included in a list of “Top Ten Money Making Stars” three times in the 1950s, coming in at number 10 in 1954, number 6 in 1955, and number 4 in 1958. He was ranked by the American Film Institute as the fourth-greatest movie star among male movie stars whose screen debuts occurred in or before 1950, and was one of six professional actors, along with Charlie Chaplin, Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe, named in 1999 by Time magazine as one of its “100 Most Important People of the Century.”

Brando died of respiratory failure in 2004, at age 80.

Take a look at these color photos to see portrait of young Marlon Brando from the 1940s and 1950s.



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