Needless to say, the modern era Hollywood has its fair share of extremely talented and “Greek God” looking actors. However, there is something about the Hollywood Golden Era and its plethora of iconic actors that is beyond words.These greatest actors rose up to fame in Hollywood’s best years and had set up the criteria for classic actors.
#1. Marlon Brando
Brando was one of only three professional actors, along withCharlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe, named in 1999 by Time magazine as one of its 100 Most Important People of the Century. A cultural icon, Brando is most famous for hisAcademy Award-winning performances as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972), as well as influential performances in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Viva Zapata!(1952), Julius Caesar (1953), The Wild One (1953), Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), Last Tango in Paris (1972), and Apocalypse Now (1979). Brando was also an activist, supporting many causes, notably the African-American Civil Rights Movement and various American Indian Movements.