Marlon Brando is one of the most iconic actors of all time, bringing countless memorable characters to life over the years in classic films like “On The Waterfront,” “Apocalypse Now,” and “The Godfather." Brando famously refused to accept his Academy Award for “The Godfather,” choosing instead to protest how Native Americans were being treated in Hollywood.
Brando was reportedly challenging to work with, but in a recent GQ interview, “Godfather” and “Apocalypse Now” director Francis Ford Coppola offered a different perspective on the actor. Coppola stressed that Brando "wasn't difficult to work with, he just worked a different way."
Coppola was quick to praise the star, adding, "You could just put a prop in his hand, and he would then use that prop to accomplish what you really wanted." Such dedication provided audiences with some of the most memorable performances in film history.