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Acting Legend Marlon Brando Dies at 80

Marlon Brando, an American movie legend known for his revolutionary method acting in such classics as A Streetcar Named Desire, dies at age 80. Brando won two Oscars: for On the Waterfront and his later role as the iconic Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather. NPR's Steve Inskeep and Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan recall Brando's life and legacy.

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Kenneth Turan
Kenneth Turan is the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition, as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post and TV Guide, and served as the Times' book review editor.
Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.