‘Last Tango’ director hit with backlash over non-consensual rape scene nearly 45 years later

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PARIS —Legendary Academy Award-winning actor Marlon Brando is celebrated for his method acting, but now it turns out there was madness to his method since a rape scene in the famed 1972 film "Last Tango in Paris" may not have been acting— but real!

According to a 2013 interview with 'Last Tango' director Bernardo Bertolucci, Brando and the director conspired to create the non-consensual rape scene to get a 'realistic' reaction on film.

The director's interview resurfaced online over the weekend, and now Hollywood is outraged!

Now some in Tinseltown are calling for the director to be stripped of his awards!

On Monday, Bertolucci responded to the outcry in a statement, calling reports that he planned the rape scene without the actress' knowledge "a ridiculous misunderstanding."

Adding insult to injury, the actress Maria Schneider allegedly raped by Brando in the film, died in 2011 reportedly of cancer.

Before her death, she told the Daily Mail, "I felt humiliated and, to be honest, I felt a little raped after the scene. Marlon didn't console me or apologize."

Maybe now that Hollywood is finally taking note, Schneider can rest in peace.