Lee Marvin young
February 19, 1924
6 ft 3 in | 190 cm
81 kg | 180 pounds
13 US | 46 EU
Lee Marvin was born in New York City, New York, United States, on February 19, 1924, was an American actor.
Young Lee Marvin began his acting career on New York stage, with small roles in stock and Off-Broadway.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Billy Budd" in 1951.
He made his big screen debut in comedy war film You're in the Navy Now (1951) in uncredited role as Radio Man.
Marvin's breakthrough performance came as Chino in drama movie The Wild One (1953) opposite Marlon Brando.
He won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his dual role as Kid Shelleen and Tim Strawn in comedy Western musical film Cat Ballou (1965).
He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Charlie Strom in crime thriller movie The Killers (1964).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Ben Rumson in Western musical film Paint Your Wagon (1969).
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) thriller drama with Spencer Tracy
The Caine Mutiny (1954) drama romance with Humphrey Bogart
Gun Fury (1953) western with Rock Hudson
Attack (1956) drama action with Jack Palance
The Comancheros (1961) Western with John Wayne
Donovan's Reef (1963) action romance with John Wayne
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) western with John Wayne and James Stewart
Ship of Fools (1965) drama with Vivien Leigh
The Professionals (1966) western with Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Jack Palance
The Dirty Dozen (1967) thriller action with Charles Bronson and Telly Savalas
Point Blank (1967) neo-noir crime with Angie Dickinson
Hell in the Pacific (1968) adventure war with Toshirō Mifune
The Delta Force (1986) action thriller with Chuck Norris
Prime Cut (1972) crime thriller with Gene Hackman and Sissy Spacek
Pocket Money (1972) drama action with Paul Newman
The Klansman (1974) drama with Richard Burton and O. J. Simpson
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role as Hughes in ABC anthology drama series Alcoa Premiere (1961).
He played Detective Lieutenant Frank Ballinger in NBC crime series M Squad (1957–1960).
Lawbreakers (1963-1964) docudrama crime anthology series in role as Host / Narrator
Attended Manumit School, in Pawling, New York and St. Leo College Preparatory School in St. Leo, Florida.
Studied violin when he was young.
Had English, Irish and Scottish ancestry.
He served with the 4th Marine Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II, he was wounded in action in 1944, which brought him a Purple Heart.
Was a close friend with Robert Ryan.
Marvin died on August 29, 1987, Tucson, Arizona, United States, at age of of 63.
He was married to:
Pamela Marvin (1970-1987)
Betty Ebeling (1951-1967), they had four children
He dated Michelle Triola (1965-1970) and Yvette Vickers (1959).
I only make movies to finance my fishing.
As soon as people see my face on a movie screen, they knew two things: first, I'm not going to get the girl, and second, I'll get a cheap funeral before the picture is over.
There was that very credible virility of guys like Spencer Tracy or Humphrey Bogart. I don't think that I could one day resemble them, but in life and in movies I profoundly admired Bogart, both personally and professionally.
You don't like people because they're beautiful or they've got money or don't have money but because they're straight and honest and you feel at ease with them.
Fear is possibly the greatest motivation there is. But, as I said before, by pretending not to fear, you can make it work for you and get the job done. Every actor is full of doubts about himself, and I'm no exception. If you see those fears in yourself - and expose them - the audience can associate with you more deeply than if you try to play it safe and pretend to be the invincible tough guy. To show my strength is nothing; to show my weakness is everything. I suppose it takes a certain kind of strength to admit your fears, but I really don't think it's anything more than simple honesty.