Whose distinquished and Oscar winning film career might never had began if it wasn't for a role as a paraplegic in 1950?
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Before Marlon Brando ever did a movie he was a huge star on Broadway. He was courted by Hollywood many times and with lucrative deals! But he felt movies were not the same caliber as the theatre.
On a break from his Broadway acting he planned a relaxing trip to France. His agent begged him to take a look at a new script from Hollywood. Reluctantly Marlon agreed and the agent got him the script. Marlon read it on the flight over the Atlantic and as soon as he landed he called his agent and said he definitely wanted to do this film!
The film was called, "The Men." It was about paraplegic men who were wounded in war and rehabing in the States.
So although he wasn't an authentic representation of the character, had it not been for this script and role appealing to Marlon, we might not have ever seen him in his famous revival of his broadway character in the film version of "A Streetcar Named Desire", or the great performances in "The Wild One", "On the Waterfront", "The Godfather" or "Apocalypse Now"!
Source: This information was from my memory(Larry N. Sapp II) of it being told on AMC before they went to commercials when the host, Bob Dorian gave the info before and after the movie was broadcast.