Kirk Douglas Thought Marlon Brando’s Legacy Led To A Lot Of Bad Acting

It would be hard to find two more legendary American actors than Kirk Douglas and Marlon Brando.

They’re some of the most prominent figures in 20th century media, playing iconic roles in some of the greatest films of all time.

Surely nobody but Brando could have starred in “The Godfather” or “Apocalypse Now.” Surely only Douglas could have made “Champion” and “Detective Story” quite as good as they were.But the two men, however similar their acting prestige was, projected very different public personas.

Kirk Douglas was known for his philanthropy and political activism.

He was head of a production company that spawned many successful films he didn’t even star in.Marlon Brando, on the other hand, was considered a bit of a menace to work with.

Brando would make wild demands on set, and require exorbitant amounts of money to even appear in a movie.Despite their very different personalities,

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