Bando is considered to be one of the most important actors in modern
American Cinema and was one of only three professional actors, along
with Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe, named by Time magazine as
one of its 100 Persons of the Century in 1999.
Marlon Brando became a screen star during the 1950s, winning his
first Academy Award for his performance as Terry Malloy in the 1954
film On the Waterfront. His second Academy Award came in 1972
for his role as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The