Do You Know Karl Malden?
By: Linnea Crowther
6 years ago
Karl Malden had a remarkable acting career, spanning more than seven decades. He was an Oscar winner for playing Harold "Mitch" Mitchell in A Streetcar Named Desire, but that was far from his only notable role. Malden stands out for his excellent work in not just movies, but also television, including some of history's most recognizable TV commercials.
Today would have been Malden's 100th birthday, and we're noting the day with a look at three memorable examples of his work, one from each genre.
Movies: On the Waterfront
Malden played "waterfront priest" Father Barry, based on a real priest who worked among the dockworkers and tried to rid the waterfront of crime. Malden was nominated for an Oscar but didn't win it, despite giving one of the greatest speeches in movie history.