Badguys: Part 1 … Lee Marvin

25 Apr

(The Man who Shot) Liberty Valance – Gene Pitney

Lee Marvin

Liberty Valance - Lee Marvin - Iconic Images

“This time, right between the eyes.”

Yu tokkin’ to me  … ?

Liberty Valance - Lee Marvin - Iconic Images 2
Lee Marvin Western Filmography

Gun Fury (1953) / The Raid (1954) / The Comancheros (1961) / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) / Cat Ballou (1965) / The Professionals (1966) / Paint Your Wagon (1969) / Monte Walsh (1970) / The Spikes Gang (1974) …

TV Westerns: Wagon TrainBonanza, and The Virginian … 

Lee Marvin - Oscar

Lee with Oscar for Cat Ballou

Military career

Allegiance – United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Private First Class
Unit 24th Marine Regiment
Battles/wars
World War II
Battle of Saipan
Awards Purple Heart

Not so bad after all … 

3 Responses to “Badguys: Part 1 … Lee Marvin”

  1. Teepee12 April 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Marvin was a bad guy until he discovered he was funny 🙂 Love him in Cat Ballou too.

    • jcalberta April 25, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

      Lee is in one of my Top Ten Westerns, The Professionals.He had a powerful screen presence, but claimed to dislike the whole thing about Hollywood and celebrity culture. Said he did it for the money. I once saw him drunk on a TV talk show (Merv Griffin?) and he was pretty surly. It’s likely you would have had to be a heavy drinker if you wanted to hang out with him. But he started with bit parts in B movies and went all the way to an Oscar. Not bad at all..

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