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Marlon Brando, Prolific Actor, Dead at 80

2. July 2004 • Ari Paul
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Marlon Brando, whose works included Apocalypse Now, A Streetcar Named Desire, and the Godfather, has died at 80, report national news services.

Brando’s controversial career includeds his staunch position for only acting for money, refusing an Oscar out of protest against American crimes against Native Americans, and a legal battle within his family in the 1980s.

CNN reports, “The cause of death was not revealed, but he had suffered from congestive heart failure and was overweight.”



  1. The wort part is that he died broke and alone.
       —George Hotelling    Jul. 2 '04 - 11:17AM    #
  2. Marlon Brando was amazing. As the star in my favorite movie of all time, The Godfather, he made one of the best performances of his career.

    The “I coulda been a contender” from On The Waterfront is a staple of American cinema.

    He will be missed.
       —Jared Goldberg    Jul. 2 '04 - 02:00PM    #
  3. “The horror…....the horror.”

    MB as Col. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now
       —David Boyle    Jul. 2 '04 - 04:51PM    #