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** Creator/JohnGarfield turned down the role of Stanley Kowalski because he didn't want to be overshadowed by the female lead. Creator/BurtLancaster was also considered.

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** Creator/JohnGarfield turned down the role of Stanley Kowalski because he didn't want to be overshadowed by the female lead. Creator/BurtLancaster was also considered.Kazan wanted Creator/AnneBaxter for Stella.


* ActorAllusion: Creator/VivienLeigh's playing a {{Deconstruction}} of the SouthernBelle archetype [[Film/GoneWithTheWind again]], but this time taking the "mentally broken" route rather than the "just plain nasty" route. In a way, Blanche and Scarlett could be seen as {{Foil}}s to one another.


** Creator/JessicaTandy was originally slated to play Blanche, after creating the role on Broadway, but it was decided that Creator/VivienLeigh had more box-office appeal. Creator/OliviaDeHavilland turned down the role of Blanche because her-then husband Marcus Goodrich advised against her playing it. Also, her wage demands were too much. They had also entertained the idea of casting her sister Creator/JoanFontaine as Stella.

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** Creator/JessicaTandy was originally slated to play Blanche, after creating the role on Broadway, but it was decided that Creator/VivienLeigh had more box-office appeal. Creator/OliviaDeHavilland turned down the role of Blanche because her-then husband Marcus Goodrich advised against her playing it. Also, her wage demands were too much. They had also entertained the idea of casting her sister Creator/JoanFontaine as Stella. Creator/JenniferJones was also considered.



** Creator/PatriciaNeal was very much thought of for the role of Stella, but was considered, at five feet seven inches, too tall to be Creator/VivienLeigh's sister. Creator/JoanFontaine was also considered for Stella.


* PlayingGertrude: Creator/VivienLeigh, who was only 36 at the time of filming, had to be made up to look older.

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* PlayingGertrude: HostilityOnTheSet:
** There were clashes on the set between Creator/VivienLeigh and her fellow cast members. Besides being the only major cast member not to have come from the Broadway production, Leigh was a classically trained actress, whereas most of the other actors studied under the "Stanislavsky Method." Even so, Leigh was determined to make a good picture and create a great performance. She reportedly could not wait to get to the set every day, and was often the last lead actor to leave at day's end.
** There was some bad blood between Leigh and Creator/MarlonBrando at the beginning of the shoot, but these conflicts had nothing to do with acting style. Brando was simply annoyed at Leigh's typically British manners and stuffiness. The two acting giants eventually became friends as the shoot progressed. Brando's dead-on perfect imitations of Leigh's then-husband Creator/LaurenceOlivier's ''Theatre/HenryV'' did much to break the ice between the two.
* RealitySubtext:
Creator/VivienLeigh, who was only 36 at the time of filming, suffered from bipolar disorder in real life, later had to be made up to look older.difficulties in distinguishing her real life from that of Blanche.



* ReferencedBy: See ReferencedBy.AStreetcarNamedDesire.



* StarMakingRole: For Creator/MarlonBrando.

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* StarMakingRole: For Creator/MarlonBrando.Creator/MarlonBrando, in both film and theatre.


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* UnderageCasting: Creator/VivienLeigh, who was only 36 at the time of filming, had to be made up to look older.


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** Creator/PatriciaNeal was very much thought of for the role of Stella, but was considered, at five feet seven inches, too tall to be Creator/VivienLeigh's sister. Creator/JoanFontaine was also considered for Stella.

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** Creator/PatriciaNeal was very much thought of for the role of Stella, but was considered, at five feet seven inches, too tall to be Creator/VivienLeigh's sister. Creator/JoanFontaine was also considered for Stella.Stella.
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** Creator/RobertMitchum was offered the role of Stanley Kowalski, but RKO refused to let him do it.

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** Creator/RobertMitchum was offered the role of Stanley Kowalski, but RKO he was under contract to Creator/{{RKO}}, which refused to let him do it.


** Earlier in development, William Wyler had considered adapting the play with Creator/BetteDavis as Blanche.
** Creator/RobertMitchum was offered the role of Stanley Kowalski, but RKO refused to let him do it.


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** Creator/RobertMitchum was offered the role of Stanley Kowalski, but RKO refused to let him do it.


* BeamMeUpScotty: One of Streetcar's most famous lines is "I don't want realism. I want magic!" Although it was added to later versions, Blanche never says this in the original play. Here's how the conversation ''actually'' goes:

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* BeamMeUpScotty: One of Streetcar's most famous lines is "I don't want realism. I want magic!" Although it was added to later versions, Blanche never says this in the original play. She does say it in the film though, merging this with AdaptationDisplacement. Here's how the conversation in the play ''actually'' goes:



* CreatorBacklash: Creator/MarlonBrando thought Stanley was the shallowest character he ever played.

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* CreatorBacklash: Creator/MarlonBrando thought Stanley was the shallowest character he ever played.played and couldn't understand how he became a sex symbol.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** When Vivien Leigh played Blanche on the stage in London, she bleached her dark hair blonde. She wore wigs for the film however, not trusting American hairdressers.
** Marlon Brando also hit the gym and bulked up to prepare for the role of Stanley.



* FakeAmerican: But of course, Vivien Leigh was British, and Blanche Dubois was a SouthernBelle.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/JessicaTandy was originally slated to play Blanche, after creating the role on Broadway, but it was decided that Creator/VivienLeigh had more box-office appeal.
** Creator/OliviaDeHavilland turned down the role of Blanche because her-then husband Marcus Goodrich advised against her playing it. Also, her wage demands were too much.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ThoseTwoActors: In an odd coincidence Mickey Kuhn, who plays the young sailor that shows Blanche the streetcar at the start, had starred alongside Vivien Leigh in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. He had played Beau Wilkes, the child of Ashley and Melanie. When word got to Vivien Leigh about this, she called him into her dressing room for a half-hour chat.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Creator/JessicaTandy was originally slated to play Blanche, after creating the role on Broadway, but it was decided that Creator/VivienLeigh had more box-office appeal.
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appeal. Creator/OliviaDeHavilland turned down the role of Blanche because her-then husband Marcus Goodrich advised against her playing it. Also, her wage demands were too much. They had also entertained the idea of casting her sister Creator/JoanFontaine as Stella.
** Earlier in development, William Wyler had considered adapting the play with Creator/BetteDavis as Blanche.


** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #47

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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #47


* CreatorBacklash: Marlon Brando thought Stanley was the shallowest character he ever played.

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* CreatorBacklash: Marlon Brando Creator/MarlonBrando thought Stanley was the shallowest character he ever played.



* RomanceOnSet: Averted. Creator/MarlonBrando was attracted to Creator/VivienLeigh, but he couldn't bring himself to seduce her, as he liked her husband, Creator/LaurenceOlivier, too much.

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* RomanceOnSet: RomanceOnTheSet: Averted. Creator/MarlonBrando was attracted to Creator/VivienLeigh, but he couldn't bring himself to seduce her, as he liked her husband, Creator/LaurenceOlivier, too much.


* AbilityOverAppearance: Stanley was originally written as an older man, but Elia Kazan realized Brando would be perfect for the part and Tennessee Williams agreed, saying it gave the character more dimension for his violence to seem to come from youthful ignorance rather than aged spite.
* ActorAllusion: Vivien Leigh's playing a {{Deconstruction}} of the SouthernBelle archetype [[Film/GoneWithTheWind again]], but this time taking the "mentally broken" route rather than the "just plain nasty" route. In a way, Blanche and Scarlett could be seen as {{Foil}}s to one another.

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* AbilityOverAppearance: Stanley was originally written as an older man, but Elia Kazan Creator/EliaKazan realized Brando that Creator/MarlonBrando would be perfect for the part and Tennessee Williams Creator/TennesseeWilliams agreed, saying it gave the character more dimension for his violence to seem to come from youthful ignorance rather than aged spite.
* ActorAllusion: Vivien Leigh's Creator/VivienLeigh's playing a {{Deconstruction}} of the SouthernBelle archetype [[Film/GoneWithTheWind again]], but this time taking the "mentally broken" route rather than the "just plain nasty" route. In a way, Blanche and Scarlett could be seen as {{Foil}}s to one another.


* TheRedStapler: T-shirts sales in general, and tight t-shirts especially, spiked as a result of MarlonBrando wearing several in the film and play. This is partly what caused tight t-shirts to actually be mass produced; until then, only regular t-shirts could be bought, and for the film regular t-shirts were washed several times and sewn in at the back to be tighter.

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* PlayingGertrude: Creator/VivienLeigh, who was only 36 at the time of filming, had to be made up to look older.
* TheRedStapler: T-shirts sales in general, and tight t-shirts especially, spiked as a result of MarlonBrando Creator/MarlonBrando wearing several in the film and play. This is partly what caused tight t-shirts to actually be mass produced; until then, only regular t-shirts could be bought, and for the film regular t-shirts were washed several times and sewn in at the back to be tighter.



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----* RomanceOnSet: Averted. Creator/MarlonBrando was attracted to Creator/VivienLeigh, but he couldn't bring himself to seduce her, as he liked her husband, Creator/LaurenceOlivier, too much.
* StarMakingRole: For Creator/MarlonBrando.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/JessicaTandy was originally slated to play Blanche, after creating the role on Broadway, but it was decided that Creator/VivienLeigh had more box-office appeal.
** Creator/OliviaDeHavilland turned down the role of Blanche because her-then husband Marcus Goodrich advised against her playing it. Also, her wage demands were too much.
** Creator/RobertMitchum was offered the role of Stanley Kowalski, but RKO refused to let him do it.
** Early in development, Creator/WilliamWyler had expressed an interest in adapting the play with Creator/BetteDavis in the part of Blanche.
** Creator/JohnGarfield turned down the role of Stanley Kowalski because he didn't want to be overshadowed by the female lead. Creator/BurtLancaster was also considered.
** Creator/PatriciaNeal was very much thought of for the role of Stella, but was considered, at five feet seven inches, too tall to be Creator/VivienLeigh's sister. Creator/JoanFontaine was also considered for Stella.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Just about everyone, but most obviously, [[Film/GoneWithTheWind Scarlett O'Hara]].


--> Blanche: I don't want realism.
--> Mitch: Naw, I guess not.
--> Blanche: I'll tell you what I want. Magic!

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--> Blanche: '''Blanche:''' I don't want realism.
--> Mitch: '''Mitch:''' Naw, I guess not.
--> Blanche: '''Blanche:''' I'll tell you what I want. Magic!

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* CreatorBacklash: Marlon Brando thought Stanley was the shallowest character he ever played.

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