Lee Marvin Overview:

Legendary actor, Lee Marvin, was born on Feb 19, 1924 in New York City, NY. Marvin died at the age of 63 on Aug 29, 1987 in Tucson, AZ and was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

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Lee Marvin was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Actor for Cat Ballou (as Kid Shelleen/Tim Strawn) in 1965.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1965Best ActorCat Ballou (1965)Kid Shelleen/Tim StrawnWon
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as Liberty Valance (1962)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 18, 2016 From 4 Star Films

I can enter into a discussion of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance from two different avenues.?Most obvious is the film itself. As far as star power, is playing third fiddle to John Wayne and James Stewart, the undisputed stars of this film. However, Liberty Valance is a wonderful role, be... Read full article


as Liberty Valance (1962)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 18, 2016 From 4 Star Films

I can enter into a discussion of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance from two different avenues.?Most obvious is the film itself. As far as star power, is playing third fiddle to John Wayne and James Stewart, the undisputed stars of this film. However, Liberty Valance is a wonderful role, be... Read full article


Hollywood Veterans in Arlington National Cemetery:

on Mar 21, 2015 From Comet Over Hollywood

Last weekend, filmmaker Brandon Brown and I set out to find six celebrities buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. The venture took four hours and more than five miles of walking. To put that into perspective, we were hunting for six graves out of more than 400,000 people buried in... Read full article


Book Review--Tales of a Hollywood Housewife: A Memoir by the First Mrs.

By KC on Aug 7, 2013 From Classic Movies

Tales of a Hollywood Housewife: A Memoir by the First Mrs. iUniverse Betty Marvin, 2010 When I reviewed the marvelous : Point Blank earlier this summer, I was especially charmed by the stories told about him by his first wife, Betty Marvin. She was the most important voice in ... Read full article


The Five Best Performances

By Rick29 on Mar 11, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

While recently reading a new biography of , I was reminded of his many memorable performances. That led to this latest installment in our "Five Best" series: 1. Point Blank. As the vengeance-driven Walker, could have opted to play the protagonist as a robotic killing machine... Read full article


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Lee Marvin Quotes:

Hector David: I believe a man is nothing unless he stands up for what's rightfully his. What do you think?


Charlie Strom: [quietly] Sylvester, unless you want to renew your partnership with the late Johnny North, I suggest you tell us everything and anything we want to know.


Tinhorn Burgess: [to Silver] When are you gonna start shavin', kid?


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Lee Marvin Facts
Served as a marine in the Pacific theater during WW2. In total, he took part in the invasions of 21 islands, and was wounded and nearly died as a result during the Battle of Saipan. He was a sniper, and would be sent in during the night in a small rubber boat, prior to the rest of his platoon. His wartime experiences deeply affected him for the remainder of his life.

He supported Eugene McCarthy in the 1968 Democratic primaries, and voted for George McGovern in the 1972 presidential election.

The last actor nominated, but the first to win, an Oscar for playing two roles in the same film. The first such actor nominated was José Ferrer, with whom he appeared in The Caine Mutiny (1954).

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