What’s a sure fire way to perk up your Thursday? How about staring at some young Marlon Brando? Yes, it’s sure to bring a smile to your face.
The very sexy actor is our pick for this week’s classic Hollywood Throwback Thursday, thanks to his good looks and talent. No really, the talent was a huge factor.
So let’s learn a little bit about Mr. Brando, shall we?
Marlon first made it big on Broadway, thanks to his unusual style of acting–the “Method”–which soon caught the eye of Hollywood.
Brando’s big break in Hollywood came in 1951 when he played Stanley Kowalski is the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire. I’m sure all of you remember this famous scene, whether you’ve actually seen the real thing, or just seen it parodied. Marlon’s rise to fame continued with an Oscar win for 1954′s On The Waterfront, and even a musical turn in 1955 with Guys & Dolls.
Marlon’s personal life was full of interesting tidbits, which I’ll let you read about here, but let me just leave you with this: he had 16 children. 16! That’s actually a village.
Brando died in 2004 from respiratory failure, leaving behind a very interesting body of work. To get yourself acquainted with all things Marlon Brando (if you’re not all ready) I recommend A Streetcar Named Desire, On The Waterfront, The Godfather and Apocalypse Now. But again, his body of work is vast, so feel free to stray!