Stanely Kowalski, Johnny Strabler, Terry Malloy, Vito Corleone, Colonel Kurtz, Dr. Moreau... Marlon Brando died today in Los Angeles. All obituaries, articles, and remembrances will mention his acting style and strange behaviors (kissing Larry King?). The best thing to do is appreciate the great moments he's given us. Besides his truly iconic known leading roles, Gothamist recommends seeing Guys & Dolls (Frank Sinatra's in it too), The Freshman (a classic, if only about wide-eyed NYU students), and A Dry White Season. And throw in Superman for some Jor-El action.

CNN, Washingotn Post and AP on his death.