May 18, 2024
Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Rolex watchs are crafted from the finest raw materials. Rolex creates, manufacturers, assembles and tests all its watches in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1905 as Wilsdorf and Davis by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London, in 1908 the company registered Rolex as the brand name of its watches. After world war l, the company moved its base in Geneva because of unfavorable economy. 

Marlon Brando Jr. was an American actor and activist and considered one of the greatest actor of the 20th century. Recently a Rolex watch Marlon Brando wore in Apocalypse Now movie sold out in $5 million. Which created sensation in the market.

Marlon Brando’s Customised Rolex

This weekend, Marlon Brando’s Rolex GMT Master from the iconic Vietnam war film, Apocalypse Now has sold out around $5 million at a auction. Which is more than double from four years ago. In 2019 the Marlon Brando Rolex was sold for $1.95 million.

The watch is notable for missing the 24-hour bezel that GMT master is known for. It is said that Brando had popped it off on set of the movie and engraved his name on the back and Brandos modifications make this a very special version of the GMT-Master.

The piece was considered missing by Rolex collectors when it came up for auction at Philips. That time the watch put up for auction by the actors daughter Petra Brando Fischer. The Brando GMT was part of a single -owner sale from mega collector Mohammad Zaman, who bought the watch back in 2019. The winning phone bidder remains a mystery. 

Why Marlon Brando Considered One Of The Greatest Actor

Brandon was created with being one of the first actors to bring the Stanislavski system of acting and method acting to mainstream audiences. He began his career on stage, adeptly reading his characters and consistently anticipating where scenes flowed.

Afterwards he started acting in films.  His first Academy Award for Best Actor nomination came from “A Streetcar Named Desire” and he played the role of Stanley Kowalski. The role considered one of his greatest. In his career he received two Golden Globe Awards, Two Academic Awards, one Cannes Film Festival Award and three British Academy Film Awards.

Some of his best movies are- A Streetcar Named Desire, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Last Tango in Paris, Superman, On the Waterfront, The Score. 

Personal Life of Marlon Brando

Brando was known for his notorious personal life and his large number partners and Children. He had 11 children and three of them are adapted. 

In 1976 he told a French journalist, “Homosexuality is so much in fashion, it no longer makes news. Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experience, and I’m not ashamed. U have never paid much attention to what people think about me. But if there is someone who is convinced that Jack Nicholson and I are lovers, may they continue to do so. I find it amusing”. Brando earned a reputation as bad boy for his public outburst. 

He married Anna Kashfi in 1957 got divorced in 1959. After that he married Movita Castaneda, a Mexican-American actress, the marriage was annulled in 1968 after it’s was discovered that her previous marriage was still active. In 1962 he married Tarita Teriipaia and got divorced in 1972.

Marlon Brando’s is not less than any movie. He had gone through many ups and down. But he will be remembered for his great works.

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