I wouldn't be surprised if he was. By all accounts, he was utterly unqualified for the job.Wasn't he popping Xanax like candy?
I'm not sure if Marlon Brando could count. He's one of my favorite actors ever, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that statement. However, his behavior, like many of the greats, was... eccentric, to put it mildly. For starters:
- He detested the idea of memorizing lines, insisting on the use of cue cards placed off-camera or, if possible, via radio directions from an earpiece. For Last Tango in Paris, he asked the director, Bernardo Bertolucci, if he could write his lines on Maria Schneider's buttocks. No, really.
- He showed up fat and drunk as all hell on the set of Apocalypse Now after his $1 million advance, much to the chagrin of Francis Ford Coppola, who saw Kurtz as being far more physically fit. He hadn't read Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, so had Coppola read it to him on set. He improvised most of his batshit lines on the fly, and demanding countless script changes. He even insisted on being filmed exclusively in the shadows.
- His character in The Missouri Breaks was originally intended to be an experienced gunfighter. He threw out all the dialogue he had been given and changed the character into, according to TVTropes, "a flamboyant half-Indian with a cheerful Irish accent and a feathered earring."
- He repeatedly called director Frank Oz "Miss Piggy" on the set of The Score after the latter thought Brando was portraying his character as a little too gay. It got to the point that Brando would only accept direction from his co-star, Robert de Niro.
- He wore a champagne bucket as a hat during a scene in The Island of Dr. Moreau. That's probably one of the most normal things that happened during the nightmarish production of that movie, by comparison. Also, he brought a dwarf and had him written into the film.