Marlon Brando

1924 (Omaha, Neb.) – 2004 (Los Angeles)

Kazan directed Brando in the two films that made his name, Coppola in two of the three that salvaged his reputation (Bertolucci directed the other). Williams knew when he opened his door to him that he’d found the character he’d written, Capote famously interviewed him, and Milestone found him contradictory (Brando wore ear-plugs so he couldn’t hear him). He was a regular at the legendary Paris club Le Boeuf sur le Toît, and delivered Gréco back to her hotel on his motorcycle. Nicholson was his neighbour, and following Brando’s death bought his house, then out of respect for him, had it demolished.