While Vivien Leigh clearly depicts Blanche's descent into madness, it is Marlon Brando, as Stanley, who steals the show. He is an AMAZING actor! I couldn't take my eyes off him, and not just because he is good looking and had a great bod back in 1951!
For the fifties, he was a very modern looking man, and he moved in such a way, that made him not seem to fit the era in which he lived. His hand movements were so natural, he was often eating while speaking, and he was just so intense! I kept thinking he reminded me of someone, and then I realised just how many men in modern cinema have been influenced by him in style, performance and appearance:
Billy Zane (he plays a great villain like Brando)
(Aidan Quinn: Same voice and eyes as Brando)
(Jonathon Rhys Myers: same eyes and screen presence as Brando)
(Michael Pare: the eyes, the hair, the t-shirt, the muscles.)
Can you see the resemblance?
Have you seen any of Brando's films?
What did you think of him?