Marlon Brando is considered by many to be the greatest actor of all time. Studying the Stanislavksi System of acting, when he first appeared in Streetcar Named Desire his talent and style revolutionised the movie world.
Nominated for 8 Oscars, he won two, although, in a controvesial move, he officially turned one of them down in protest of the way Native Americans were depicted on screen.
As far as his personal life, Marlo Brando was a bad boy and according to some biographers shagged anything that moved. He has admitted to having a very long term affair with Marilyn Monroe, as well as Laurence Olivier.
Some memorable Marlon Brando films
Streetcar Named Desire (1951) - (One of my favourite films)
The Wild One (1953)
On the Waterfront (1953)
Guys and Dolls (1955)
The Ugly American (1963)
The Godfather (1972)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Did you know that according Wikipedia, Marlon Brando had 11 kids?!