Karl Malden claimed that, during the shooting of One-Eyed Jacks (1961), Brando would have "two steaks, potatoes, two apple pies a la mode and a quart of milk" for dinner, which caused constant altering of his costumes. During a birthday party for Brando, the film's director and crew gave him a belt with a card reading, "Hope it fits." A sign was placed below the birthday cake saying, "Don't feed the director." He reportedly ate at least four pieces of cake that day.
Karl Malden and Brandon were close friends for 60 years.
Took possession of his best friend Wally Cox's ashes from his widow to scatter them at sea but kept them hidden in a closet at his house. In his autobiography, Brando said he frequently talked to Cox. The Los Angeles Times on September 22, 2004 quoted Brando's son, Miko, that both his father's and Cox's had some of thier ashes scattered at the same time in Death Valley, California, a place that the actor cherished in a ceremony following Brando's death.
Brando, was born on the same day as, Doris Day.