Stella Adler was not just the greatest acting teacher of Brando's time, but also of Robert de Niro, Warren Beatty and Harvey Keitel's, and then as recently as Henry Winkler and Matthew Modine's generation. Howard Kissel is a writer, critic, and columnist.
"To me, Stella Adler is much more than a teacher of acting. Through her works she imparts the most valuable kind of information - how to discover the nature of our own emotional mechanics and therefore those of others...; Almost all filmmaking anywhere in the world has been affected by American films, which has been, in turn, influenced by Stella's teachings...; I am grateful to the inestimable contributions she has made to my life." From the Preface by Marion Brando"