Oscar Actors: Malden, Karl

Karl Malden was nominated for two Supporting Actor Oscars: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and On the Waterfront (1954), both directed by Elia Kazan.


In 1951, Malden won the Supporting Oscar over competition from Leo Genn in “Quo Vadis,” Kevin McCarthy in “Death of a Salesman,” Peter Ustinov in “Quo Vadis,” and Gig Young in “Come Fill the Cup.”


In 1954, Malden competed for the Supporting Actor Oscar with two other thesps from “On the Waterfront,” Lee J. Cobb and Rod Steiger, Tom Tully in “The Caine Mutiny,” and Edmond O’Brien, who won for “The Barefoot Contessa.”


Streetcar was nominated for 12 Oscars, including Best Picture.  Two other actors won Oscar for this picture, Vivien Leigh as Best Actress and Kim Hunter as Supporting Actress.  Marlon Brando was nominated for Best Actor but didn’t win.