From the September 26, 1954 edition of the Dayton Daily News comes this ad for Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront, starring Marlon Brando. The movie, a genuine box office smash, had already been out a few months when this ad ran. Although it didn't earn nearly the money that blockbusters such as White Christmas or Rear Window did, it earned eight Academy Awards including Best Picture.
He's an Oscar-winning actor and beloved comedian, and he's one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood today. Though their careers were separated by a half century, I say Red Buttons and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were... separated at birth. (The left photo is of Buttons in a publicity shot for the 1957 film Sayonara, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.)