The cat held by Marlon Brando in the opening scene was a stray the actor found while on the lot at Paramount, and was not originally called for in the script. So content was the cat that its purring muffled some of Brando’s dialogue, and, as a result, most of his lines had to be looped.

Prop newspaper from The Godfather (1972)

Marlon Brando photographed by Lisa Larsen, 1948.


Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando in The Wild One (1953)

make me choose
Anonymous asked: Vito Corleone or Michael Corleone

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

I understand. You found paradise in America. You had a good trade, you made a good living. The police protected you and there were courts of law. So you didn’t need a friend like me. Now you come and say “Don Corleone, give me justice.” But you don’t ask with respect. You don’t offer friendship. You don’t even think to call me “Godfather.” You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do murder - for money.

Marlon Brando in The Wild One (1953)

No Sicilian can ever refuse a request on his daughter’s wedding day.

Marlon Brando on the set of The Wild One (1953)


Marlon Brando photographed by Ed Clark on the set of The Men, 1949