Christopher Reeve thought Marlon Brando ‘escaped’ in the ’80s

Christopher Reeve and Marlon Brando were both legendary actors of their time, but in a recently resurfaced film Letterman interview from 1982, the Superman actor opened up about his doubts and fears about Brando, who rose to fame through classic drama films like A Streetcar Named Desire, The Godfather and Last Tango in Paris.

I have to say I’m not saying this to be vicious, but I don’t worship the Marlon Brando’s altar because I feel like he’s crumbled somehow, he’s no longer in the leadership position he could be. Reeve explained.

“He could really inspire a whole generation of actors to keep working, but what happened was the press loved him. whether he was good, bad or indifferent. People thought he was that kind of institution, no matter what he’s done, then he doesn’t care anymore.

He added, “I only think it would be sad to be 53 or whatever it is, and just give a damn. I just think it’s a shame that the man was somehow forced into hostility.

Reeve continued: “That’s something I would say to him as well. I don’t wanna be accused of speaking out of school, you know, but he could be a real leader for us. Yeah, it was exciting working with him however, really […] I had a wonderful time, but man didn’t care, I’m sorry, he just, you know, took the two million and fled.

Reeve and Brando worked together on the 1978 DC film, Superman. In the superhero movie, Brando starred alongside Reeve, who played the lead role, as Jor-El.

“I still care,” Reeve said. “I am a real newbie and i care so much It hurts when someone calls her. Yeah, he’s a marvelous actor, he’s a brilliant man, but right now he just ain’t motivated, that’s all.

Reeve is rumored to return as Superman via archive clips in solo film The Flash, which is set to be released on June 23, 2023.