Happy Birthday, Marlon Brando

In honor of Marlon Brando’s birthday today, here is a clip from On the Waterfront (1954) – probably my favorite scene in the film. Brando has wonderful charisma and likeability in the role of Terry Malloy. The moment when Eva Marie Saint dropped her glove was an accident, but Brando improvised, adding to the natural feel of the acting. As Terry remarks about himself when talking to Edie: “Well, some people just got faces that stick in your mind.” Indeed, Marlon Brando’s face is one I’ll never forget.

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