Congratulations to our winner …. for the correct answer that Marlon Brando played Terry Molloy in On the Waterfront. The move co starred Rod Steiger Karl Malden and Lee J Cobb and won 8 Oscars.
As part of his contract, Brando only worked till 4 every day and then he would leave to go see his analyst. Brando’s mother had recently died and the conflicted young actor was in therapy to resolve his issues with his parents. Interestingly, for the film’s classic scene between Rod Steiger and Brando in the back of the cab, all Steiger’s close-ups were filmed after Brando had left for the day, so his lines were read by one of the crew members.
From a budget of just under $1 million, the film went on to gross ten times its production costs in its initial release.
Film debut of Eva Marie Saint – a debut performance that won her the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award.
Frank Sinatra was originally considered for the role of Terry Malloy. Elia Kazan approached Sinatra about the part but producer Sam Spiegel favored Marlon Brando for his greater pulling power at the box office.