Marlon Brando - Actor and Activist is the biography of Marlon Brando, an Academy Award-winning American actor whose body of work spanned over half a century. Brando is widely regarded as one of the most influential actors of all time. He is best known for his roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, both directed by Elia Kazan in the early 1950s, as well as his Academy-Award winning performance as Vito Corleone in The Godfather and as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, the latter two directed by Francis Ford Coppola in the 1970s. Brando was also an activist, lending his presence to many issues, including the American Civil Rights and American Indian Movements. He was named the fourth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Marlon Brando - Actor and Activist is highly recommended for those interested in reading more about this talented American actor.