The New Marlon Brando

Google “new Marlon Brando” and up come articles about Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Robert Pattinson, Tom Hardy, Heath Ledger, (most terrifyingly) Taylor Lautner, and of course, my boy Michael Fassbender.  This can’t be a good sign.  Haven’t there been any decent actors since him? What about the last generation of “new Marlon Brando”s? Has this become a self-referential cliché or what? Props to anyone who can still say it with a straight face.