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Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with bringing realism to film acting, helping to popularize the Stanislavski system of acting, studying with Stella Adler in the 1940s. Regarded for his cultural influence on 20th century film,Brando’s Academy Award-winning performances include that of Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972). Brando was an activist for many causes, notably the civil rights movement and variousNative American movements. (From Wikipedia)

“Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.” – Marlon Brando 

“Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It’s a bum’s life. Quitting acting, that’s the sign of maturity.” – ­Marlon Brando 
“An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.” – Marlon Brando 
“If you want something from an audience, you give blood to their fantasies. It’s the ultimate hustle.”­–Marlon Brando 
“Only the one who walks his own way can’t be overtaken.” – Marlon Brando 
“This is a false world. It’s been a struggle to try to preserve my sanity and sense of reality taken away by success. I have to fight hard to preserve that sense of reality so as to bring up my children.” – Marlon Brando 
“Acting is the least mysterious of all crafts. Whenever we want something from somebody or when we want to hide something or pretend, we’re acting. Most people do it all day long.”­– Marlon Brando 
“Chaplin you got to go with. Chaplin is a man whose talents is such that you have to gamble. First off, comedy is his backyard. He’s a genius, a cinematic genius. A comedic talent without peer.” –Marlon Brando 
“Never surrender to the momentum of mediocrity.” – Marlon Brando 
“Every time you get knocked down you get up stronger.” – Marlon Brando 
“Too much success can ruin you as surely as too much failure.” – Marlon Brando 
“Everybody ought not to turn his back on the phenomenon of hatred in whatever form it takes. We have to find out what the anatomy of hatred is before we can understand it. We have to make some attempt to put it into some understandable form.” – Marlon Brando
 “I don’t see anybody as evil. When you start seeing people as evil, you’re in trouble. The thing that’s going to save us is understanding.” – Marlon Brando

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