Summary: actor hailed as one of the greatest in Hollywood movie history known for his raw, vital performances and his immense screen presence whose credits include some of the most memorable characters and lines in movie history, including Stanley in Streetcar Named Desire ("Stellllla!"), Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront ("I coulda been a contender"), Don Corleone in The Godfather ("I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse") and Col. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now ("The horror. The horror"), whose other starring roles included The Wild One, Last Tango In Paris, and The Island of Dr. Mareau, who was nominated for eight Oscars winning two for Waterfront and The Godfather (which he declined), and whose off screen eccentric behavior and sometimes outlandish salary demands (he was paid between $3 and $10 million for a 10-minute role in Superman) contributed to his legendary status.
Cause of Death: Pulmonary fibrosis
Born: April 3, 1924
Died: July 1, 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California