1. Marlon Brando
Notable Roles: The Godfather (1972); Apocalypse Now (1979); Superman (1978); On the Waterfront (1954); The Wild One (1953)
Marlon Brando's imprint on the everyman's wardrobe is profound, creating one of the first classic images of "the noteworthy man," an image that transformed with every film that he appeared. As he switched genres in film, a new barometer of masculinity was born, stimulating the reflection left by his on-screen personas.