Brando: Career–Output, Shape

Marlon Brando did not make as many movies as his contemporaries, or for that matter, previous generations of movie stars.

His overall output is rather small, about 40 features, spanning from his impressive screen debut, in 1950, in Zinnemann’s drama, The Men.

In a career spanning five decades, he made the largest number of films in the 1950s (11) and 1960s (12).

However, from 1970 to his death, in 2004 (age 80), Brando had only appeared in 15 pictures, the last of which was The Score, in 2001.

Despite many ups and downs, his career consists of half a dozen brilliant performances, for which he was nominated for or earned the Best Actor Oscar.