If its 94% Rotten Tomatoes score is anything to go by, the original Superman movie can rightly be considered a classic. It's almost universally loved, and some argue it's one of the best superhero movies ever made (even if others think it's impossible to make a good Superman movie).
What you might not know is that making the film was a nightmare - perhaps even more so than Tim Burton's Batman. There are a lot of bizarre facts from Superman: The Movie's tumultuous production - and yes, four of them involve Marlon Brando. From the moment Richard Donner was brought onto the film (last minute), the Man of Steel's first feature was one hell of a ride. Here's all the bizarro trivia surrounding the first of Christopher Reeve's Superman movies.
The Original Director Dropped Out Last Minute
After Receiving The Script, Donner Got Baked
Salkind First Wanted Sylvester Stallone To Play SupermanPhoto: Rocky (1976) / United Artists
Christopher Reeve Auditioned In A Big, Bulky Sweater To Look MuscularPhoto: Warner Bros.