10 Oscar Recognised Movie Roles Actors Regret

6. Marlon Brando - A Streetcar Named Desire

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Being hurled into the spotlight on the back of one truly mesmerising performance isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Just look at the reaction Marlon Brando had to the overall reception to his stunning, Oscar-nominated work as Stanley Kowalski in 1951's A Streetcar Named Desire for an example of a thespian who quickly shunned what made him a household name.

Brassed off that this controversial character was turned into some sort of sex symbol in the wake of his tour-de-force performance as the abusive Kowalski, he felt that the character's handsomeness and more desirable traits had overshadowed all that made him such a monstrous entity.

In the time that would follow his high profile turn, Brando also expressed his hatred of being compared to this "ape", largely because he'd based his work on dudes who were “muscles, inarticulate, aggressive animals who go through life responding to nothing but their urges and never doubting them,” as he put it in his autobiography.


Lifts rubber and metal. Watches people flip in spandex and pretends to be other individuals from time to time...