Film career His first film appearance was in 1950 in the film The Men, a story about veterans converted to handicapped. True to his method of analyzing the characters she played to act consistently with them, Brando spent a month in a military hospital to prepare for her role. The actor played a soldier wounded in battle, paralyzed from the waist down. In this first film, he managed to impress with a sensitive and introspective interpretation. In the early years in film, Brando showed a total lack of interest by the conventions of the film industry, acting at its own discretion. This influenced other actors like James Dean, Paul Newman, and later Robert De Niro. Marlon Brando in the trailer for the film A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Brando had much greater success when she starred in the 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire, based on the play that had already played.Shared roles in the film with Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden and Kim Hunter. He was nominated for an Academy Award as best lead actor for this film, and three years received as many nominations for her performance in Viva Zapata, Julius Caesar and On the Waterfront (The law of silence). For this last film Brando won the Oscar. Based on these successes, Brando’s career continued to rise. In the following years took part in several films of different genres, including comedy, as in The Teahouse of the August Moon, in which he portrays a Japanese interpreter makes the American occupation forces. However, at the end of the fifties his performances began to decline. Brando seemed to have lost his power of expression and the standards he himself had set for his work and that he had worked so well. In the sixties, Brando’s career waned even more.
His performances lacked any inspiration, as in Mutiny on the Bounty and other films that intervened. Despite retaining its prestige of the first films, his popularity had reached a low point. Neither the producers and directors trust him because of his mediocre performances and its role as actor difficult. However there were exceptions, such as Arthur Penn, who was recognized as a great actor. Things changed for Brando when the opportunity arose to play the boss of a Mafia family in The Godfather, based on a novel by Mario Puzo. It was Brando who insisted they do a test shot of the character played by him, and dealt personally makeup. The director Francis Ford Coppola was impressed by Brando as Vito Corleone and characterized struggled to persuade producers to accept Brando for that role. That interpretation Brando won his second Oscar.This time Brando refused the Oscar, the second time in Hollywood history that an actor was doing this (the first time the actor had rejected the George C. Scott). Instead of accepting the award, the ceremony Brando sent an American actress of Indian origin, who spoke out against the treatment he received his people in Hollywood movies. Since then, Brando’s career was very erratic. Rodo any good movie, like Last Tango in Paris, and served briefly in others simply for money, like Superman, his fees were four million dollars for a ten-minute role, received 250,000 for each work day. He gained fame as an actor conflicting and demanding, for example, Apocalypse Now, film in which she plays the renegade Colonel Kurtz, initially refused to travel to the Philippines, despite having taken a step forward.When director Francis Ford Coppola managed to convince him, appeared with his head shaved and overly fat, forcing her scenes recording amid shadows. His characterization as Tomas de Torquemada in Christopher Columbus: The discovery was interesting but not very accurate historically. Nevertheless, was still regarded as a great actor, and even made paper showing a shadow of its former glory. Stresses Don Juan de Marco, where he played a psychiatrist who lectured on issues of love Johnny Depp, with whom he forged friendships in real life. In that film, was to partner with Faye Dunaway. In 2001 appeared in the short (video clip) to the song You Rock My World by Michael Jackson, as head gangster style of The Godfather.Between 2003 and 2004 (shortly before his death and being his last job in life) lends his voice to reprise Vito Corleone, in additional dialogue embodied in the Godfather game released (due to several delays) in 2006, meaning a resounding success in sales in 2006, thanks to technology, he reappeared as Jor-El, Superman’s father in the film Superman Returns