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:

Horace Tabor: Is it your proposal, Mr. Rumson, that we knock out the stage driver, steal a coach, and kidnap six women?
Ben Rumson: Sounds better every time I hear it.


Chief Budge: [Queeg is distracted while the Caine is turning] Hey, Meatball! Am I seein' things or are we about to run over our own tow line!
Meatball: That's crazy; we can't be... we are about to run over our own tow line! What are they doin' up there?


Charlie Strom: You see, the only man that's not afraid to die is the man that's dead already.


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Lee Marvin Facts
Burt Lancaster and he did not get along during the shoot of The Professionals (1966) due to that fact that Marvin's bottoming-out alcoholism was making him unreliable and difficult at the time. Director Richard Brooks felt the need to intervene because he feared Lancaster was going to "take Lee Marvin by the ass and throw him off that mountain".

His body was interred next to that of Joe Louis in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Turned down William Holden's role in The Wild Bunch (1969) in order to make Paint Your Wagon (1969), for which he had been offered $1 million plus a percentage of the profits. However, the movie was a notorious failure on release.

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