One of the greatest actors in the history of cinema passed away today on the 2nd of July, cause unknown. Marlon Brando, a man of the classics, from The Godfather to Apocalypse Now!, he truly set the bar on superb acting both in his own time and today. News blurb . . . (CBS 5 News)--The man called the greatest actor of all time has died. CBS 5 News has learned Marlon Brando passed away Thursday in Los Angeles. Brando may be best known for his roles in "The Godfather" and "On the Waterfront". He won oscars for his work in those 2 films. The cause of death is still unknown. Marlon Brando was 80 years old. Sad day indeed.