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  … ?

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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
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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