Marlon Brando, the stage and screen actor whose performances in "A Streetcar Named Desire," "On the Waterfront" and "The Godfather" earned him plaudits as one of the greatest actors of all time, has died, his attorney told The Associated Press. He was 80.
Brando died in Los Angeles. The cause of death is unknown. Brando shot to fame in the late 1940's with his groundbreaking performance in Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire."
As a teenager, Elvis Presley idolized Marlon Brando a young actor who played the part of a rebellious youth in The Wild One. Elvis went to Hollywood wanting to be a movie star like his heroes, James Dean and Marlon Brando and, just like them, wanted to be the rebel up on the screen.
Source: CNN / Updated: Jul 2, 2004