April 3, 2009

Marlon Brando is 85

Funnyman Marlon Brando turns 85 today, or he would if he didn't pass away in 2004, at the age of 80. Let's start again: Funnyman Marlon Brando was born this day, 85 years ago, famous for roles in such films as Godfather and Apocalypse Now, neither of which are funny, let's start again. Actor Marlon Brando was born this day, April 3, in the year 1924. Mr. Brando, most famous for his role as Superman's father, ran into some trouble in 1972 when it was disovered that he was the head of a notorious group of Gangsters operating out of New York. He was later aquitted of all charges, however, when he showed up in court wearing a tuxedo, breastfeeding a cat.

Marlon, raised as a Christian Scientist, was heavily featured in the 1996 documentary film The Island of Dr. Mureau, which revealed the actor to be working intensely with fellow actor Val Kilmer on a project that would turn animals into what he described as "The Ideal Humans". The documentary garnered a lot of bad feedback, causing Marlon Brando to discontinue his work.

Mr. Brando passed away in 2004, while tending to his garden. He was awesome.

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