Long before he ballooned to 300 pounds in later years, Marlon Brando was notorious for his excessive eating habits, often requiring that his costumes be let out during filming .His gorging was already established when Truman Capote wrote a cruel profile of him in 1957. Capote watched the star of A Streetcar Named Desire order a meal of “soup, beefsteak with french fries, three orders of vegetables, a plate of spaghetti, rolls and butter, and apple pie with ice cream”. In his latter years stories circulated about how when Brando went to health farms, he paid people to throw burgers over the fence. When his wife Movita suspected the household staff of raiding the refrigerator at night, she had a padlock put on it. One morning she found the padlock broken and teeth marks on a round of cheese. The maid told her that Brando nightly raided the fridge. Movita also related how he often drove down to hot dog stands late at night. One of his favorite spots was the legendary Pink’s Hot Dogs in Hollywood; it was open 24 hours a day, and Brando would go there at 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning and polish off a half-dozen hot dogs at a time and more food missing from the fridge, one of the servants explained to her that Marlon was responsible for the carnage.