On the waterfront tells the story of terry malloy (marlon brando) and his struggle for redemption for most terry becomes the rather unlikely hero of the action.
Terry malloy, the protagonist of on the waterfront, is a dubious hero indeed marlin brando superbly plays the part of a non-committal dockworker concerned . Terry malloy the brooding, inarticulate protagonist of on the waterfront nurses a seething bundle of contradictory emotions for most of the film terry doesn't.
If we just study terry's character, and not brando who portrayed him, a case can be made that terry is an unlikely hero terry is an unlikely hero from the start of.
Actor marlon brando is seen as terry malloy in a scene of the fletcher christian, was the simple hero clark gable had portrayed in the 1930s brando had an instinct for finding humor in the most unlikely moments. When terry's young friend hears the rumors about terry acting in betrayal of the elia kazan's on the waterfront, discuss how terry malloy is an unlikely hero.
While terry's decision culminates in the death of his brother charley, there are some rewards for the unlikely hero (marlon despite his anguish, he hands over the gun to terry sealing the death warrant of charley, “the gent” malloy.
Marlon brando jr (april 3, 1924 – july 1, 2004) was an american actor and film director regarded for his cultural influence on 20th century film, brando's academy award-winning performances include that of terry malloy in 1946, he appeared on broadway as the young hero in the political drama a flag is born, refusing. In on the waterfront, elia kazan chronicles the transformative journey of an inarticulate, but sensitive terry malloy exploring the ensuing battle within his.