In which of these films did Marlon Brando receive his first Academy Award nomination?
Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor and film director with a career spanning 60 years, during which he won many accolades. He is regarded as arguably one of the finest and most influential actors in 20th-century film. Brando was also an activist for many causes, notably the civil rights movement and various Native American movements.
He initially gained acclaim and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for reprising the role of Stanley Kowalski film adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire", a role that he originated successfully on Broadway. He received further praise, and a first Academy Award and Golden Globe Award, for his performance as Terry Malloy in "On the Waterfront", and his portrayal of the rebellious motorcycle gang leader Johnny Strabler in "The Wild One" proved to be a lasting image in popular culture.
"A Streetcar Named Desire" is a 1951 American drama film, adapted from Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 play of the same name. It tells the story of a southern belle, Blanche DuBois, who, after encountering a series of personal losses, leaves her aristocratic background seeking refuge with her sister and brother-in-law in a dilapidated New Orleans apartment building. The Broadway production and cast was converted to film with several changes.