Marlon Brando II (1924-2004), a.k.a. Marlon Brando was an Academy Award-winning American actor whose body of work spanned over half a century. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential actors of all time. Brando is best known for his roles in A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront, both directed by Elia Kazan in the early 1950s, as well as his Academy-Award winning performance as Vito Corleone in The Godfather and as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, the latter two directed by Francis Ford Coppola in the 1970s. Brando also garnered worldwide attention by playing Jor-El in Superman: The Movie (1978), directed by Richard Donner. Brando was also an activist, lending his presence to many issues, including the American Civil Rights and American Indian Movements. He was named the fourth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.


  • Marlon Brando II (1924-2004)
    • Marlon Brando (1895–1965)
    • Dorothy Pennebaker (1897-1954)
      • William John Pennebaker
        • William Pennebaker
          • Samuel W. Pennebaker
          • Sarah Finley
            • George Finley
            • Mary Polly Gaines
              • William Nathaniel Gaines
              • Ann Sarah Strother
        • Sarah E. Solman
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