Marlon Brando was born on 3 April 1924 ,in Omaha, Nebraska USA of Irish, Dutch, German and English heritage. He died on 1 July 2004, aged 80. Marlon Brando was a famous actor, director and social activist and had a great influence on today’s film and acting industry.
So how big is Marlon Brando’s net worth? Sources estimate his net worth to be an impressive amount of $100 million, which Brando accumulated through a lifetime of amazing acting in a great number of roles in film, television and theater.
Marlon Brando Net Worth $100 Million
Marlon’s interest in acting became clear in the very early stages of his life, when used to do various impressions of his classmates. Marlon’s feature film debut was in the American drama film “The Men” in 1950. At that time, he had already made a great impression on the Broadway stage and was even called “Broadway’s Most Promising Actor” by the critics. In 1951, Brando appeared in his second feature film, the drama “A Streetcar Named Desire”. For this role, Brando was nominated for an Academy Award as the “Best Actor”. Even though this was just his second film role, Brando instantly became one of the Hollywood’s most famous male actors. A year later, Marlon appeared in the biographical film “Viva Zapata!” and received both BAFTA and Cannes Film Festival Awards for his amazing performance.
The next 20 years of Brando’s career were the most successful, and during this period he built most of his impressive net worth. While most of his roles were successful, a few of his titles stand out among the others, such as crime drama “On the Waterfront” (1954), film adaptation of Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar” (1953), romantic film “Last Tango in Paris” (1972), crime film “The Godfather” (1972) and the epic adventure film “Apocalypse Now” (1979).
Even though played a few decent roles in the 60s, at that time period Marlon was more interested in taking part in social movements and some of his movies were not as successful as those in which he starred before and after this decade, making the 60s the worst period of his acting career. However, in the 70s and 80s, Brando returned to his previous position as one of the best Hollywood actors and won a great number of awards for his spectacularly played roles, therefore, his net worth began to further increase. During his acting career, Brando won two Oscar Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA awards and many other awards which are a mark of his success.
In his personal life, Marlon Brando was always an interesting person and was never afraid to express his sometimes controversial views or opinions. Brando participated in various campaigns and movements seeking equal rights for African-American and Native-American people. Throughout his life, Brando had several wives and girlfriends and had been a father to 16 children. His first wife was Anna Kashfi with whom he had a son Christian (born in 1958). With his second wife, Movita Castaneda, Brando had two children: Mico (born in 1961) and Rebecca (born in 1966). Brando had two more children with his third wife, Tarita Teriipaia: Simon Teihotu (born in 1963) and Tarita Cheyenne (born in 1970). Brando also had three children with Maria Christina Ruiz and five children with unknown women.
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