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Lee Marvin is a Actor and Technical Supervisor American born on 19 february 1924 at New York City (USA)

Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin
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Birth name Lamont Waltman Marvin Jr
Nationality USA
Birth 19 february 1924 at New York City (USA)
Death 29 august 1987 (at 63 years) at Tucson (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor

Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an American film and television actor. Known for his distinctive voice, white hair and 6 ft 1 ⁄2 in (187 cm) stature, Marvin initially appeared in supporting roles, mostly villains, soldiers and other hardboiled characters. From 1957 to 1960, he starred as Detective Lieutenant Frank Ballinger in the NBC crime series, M Squad.

In 1966 he won several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor, and Best Actor BAFTA and the Best Actor Golden Globe, for his dual roles in Cat Ballou.


During the 1970s, Marvin resided off and on in Woodstock, caring for his dying father, and as a keen fisherman he used to make regular trips to Australia to engage in fishing for marlin at Cairns and Great White Shark at Port Fairy. In 1975 Marvin and his second wife Pamela moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he lived until his death.

Marvin was a Democrat who opposed the Vietnam War. He publicly endorsed John F. Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election.

Marriages and children
A father of four, Marvin was married twice. His first marriage to Betty Ebeling began in February 1951 and ended in divorce on January 5, 1967; during this time his hobbies included sport fishing off the Baja California coast and duck hunting along the Mexican border near Mexicali. He and Ebeling had a son, Christopher (1952–2013), and three daughters: Courtenay (b. 1954), Cynthia (b. 1956) and Claudia (1958-2012).

Marvin was married to Pamela Feeley from October 18, 1970 until his death.

Community property case
See also Marvin v. Marvin
In 1971, Marvin was sued by Michelle Triola, his live-in girlfriend from 1965 to 1970, who legally changed her surname to "Marvin". Although the couple never married, she sought financial compensation similar to that available to spouses under California's alimony and community property laws. Triola claimed Marvin made her pregnant three times and paid for two abortions, while one pregnancy ended in miscarriage. She claimed the second abortion left her unable to bear children. The result was the landmark "palimony" case, Marvin v. Marvin, 18 Cal. 3d 660 (1976). In 1979, Marvin was ordered to pay $104,000 to Triola for "rehabilitation purposes" but the court denied her community property claim for one-half of the $3.6 million which Marvin had earned during their six years of cohabitation – distinguishing non-marital relationship contracts from marriage, with community property rights only attaching to the latter by operation of law. Rights equivalent to community property only apply in non-marital relationship contracts when the parties expressly, whether orally or in writing, contract for such rights to operate between them. In August 1981, the California Court of Appeal found there was no such contract, and thus nullified the award she had received. Michelle Triola died of lung cancer on October 30, 2009.

This case was used as fodder for a mock debate skit on Saturday Night Live called "Point Counterpoint", and on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as a skit with Carson as Adam, and Betty White as Eve.

Best films

The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Cat Ballou (1965)
The Professionals (1966)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Ship of Fools (1965)
Dog Day (1984)

Usually with

John Wayne
John Wayne
(4 films)
James Best
James Best
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lee Marvin (60 films)

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The Delta Force, 2h5
Directed by Menahem Golan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Motocyclette, Political films, Dans un avion, Films about hijackings
Actors Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop, Kim Delaney, Robert Forster
Roles Colonel Nick Alexander
Rating56% 2.8024752.8024752.8024752.8024752.802475
The film opens up on Operation Eagle Claw, the American operation to rescue American hostages being held at the U.S. embassy to Tehran. The operation is being aborted after a fatal helicopter crash, with the U.S. Delta Force evacuating to their C-130 transports. Among them is Captain Scott McCoy, who, against orders, rescues his wounded comrade Pete Peterson from the burning helicopter before the team finally evacuates. McCoy expresses his disgust for the politicians and military hierarchy that forced the mission to launch despite the risks, and announces he is resigning his commission.
The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission, 1h32
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Ken Wahl, Richard Jaeckel, Wolf Kähler, Sonny Landham
Roles Maj. John Reisman
Rating50% 2.5166852.5166852.5166852.5166852.516685
September 1944, in German occupied France, Waffen-SS General Dietrich (Wolf Kahler) plots with other high-ranking Nazi officials to make a second attempt on Hitler's life.
Dog Day
Dog Day (1984)
, 1h41
Directed by Yves Boisset, Jean Cherlian
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Météorologie
Actors Lee Marvin, Miou-Miou, Jean Carmet, Victor Lanoux, Bernadette Lafont, David Bennent
Roles Jimmy Cobb
Rating55% 2.797972.797972.797972.797972.79797
Au plus chaud de l'été, un braqueur américain poursuivi par les forces de l'ordre après avoir cambriolé une banque à Chartres aboutit dans une ferme de la Beauce où il devient l'objet de toutes les très fortes tensions de ce milieu de rustres aussi fermés que violents, y compris les poursuites sexuelles d'une nymphomane.
Gorky Park
Gorky Park (1983)
, 2h10
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Joanna Pacuła, Ian Bannen, Richard Griffiths
Roles Jack Osborne
Rating66% 3.347083.347083.347083.347083.34708
Three young people are seen ice skating in Gorky Park. Three days later, Soviet militsiya officer Arkady Renko (William Hurt) investigates the discovery of their bodies a short distance from the skating rink. All have been shot in the chest and mouth; their faces and fingerprints have been completely removed. Renko is left anxious and paranoid when the KGB refuse to take over the investigation. Renko enlists the help of Professor Andreev (Ian McDiarmid) to reconstruct their faces.
Death Hunt
Death Hunt (1981)
, 1h36
Directed by Peter Hunt, Paul Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Western
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers, Ed Lauter
Roles RCMP Sgt. Edgar Millen
Rating68% 3.446653.446653.446653.446653.44665
In the Yukon Territory in 1931, Albert Johnson (Charles Bronson), a solitary American trapper, comes across an organized dog fight. A white German Shepherd is badly injured and Johnson forcibly takes it, paying $200 to its owner, a vicious trapper named Hazel (Ed Lauter).
The Big Red One, 1h53
Directed by Samuel Fuller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Marthe Villalonga, Bobby Di Cicco, Kelly Ward
Roles The Sergeant
Rating70% 3.547543.547543.547543.547543.54754
The film begins in black and white in November 1918 at the end of World War I. A private (Marvin), using his trench knife, kills a German soldier who was approaching with his arms raised and muttering in German. When he returns to his company's headquarters, the private is told that the "war's been over for four hours." The 1st Division patch is shown in color.
Avalanche Express, 1h28
Directed by Monte Hellman, Mark Robson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films, Political films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, Linda Evans, Maximilian Schell, Horst Buchholz, Mike Connors
Roles Wargrave
Rating49% 2.4532.4532.4532.4532.453
Russian general Marenkov (Robert Shaw) decides to defect to the West, and CIA agent Harry Wargrave (Lee Marvin) leads the team that is to get him out. Wargrave decides that Marenkov should travel across Europe by train, on the fictional "Avalanche Express". The idea is to lure the Russians into attacking the train, and thus discover who their secret agents in Europe are. Consequently, during the train journey they must survive both a terrorist attack and an avalanche, all planned by Russian spy-catcher Nikolai Bunin (Maximilian Schell).
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday, 1h42
Directed by Don Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Lee Marvin, Oliver Reed, Robert Culp, Sylvia Miles, Elizabeth Ashley, Kay Lenz
Roles Sam Longwood
Rating60% 3.045043.045043.045043.045043.04504
Sam Longwood, a frontiersman who has seen better days, has spent the last 15 years looking for his ex-business partner Jack Colby, who ran off with all the gold from a mine they were prospecting but also took the love of his life, Nancy Sue, as well. Sam, along with his two other partners- Indian Joe Knox and Billy, has finally found Colby and along the way they pick up a young prostitute nicknamed Thursday. But getting their money isn't going to be as easy as they think.
Shout at the Devil, 2h4
Directed by John Glen, Peter Hunt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Ian Holm, Barbara Parkins, Reinhard Kolldehoff, George Coulouris
Roles Colonel Flynn O'Flynn
Rating61% 3.050383.050383.050383.050383.05038
Colonel Flynn O'Flynn (Lee Marvin), a hard-drinking American, manipulates British aristocrat Sebastian Oldsmith (Roger Moore) into helping poach ivory in Tanganyika, which is part of the German-controlled pre-World War I territory of German East Africa. On hearing news that the American has returned, Herman Fleischer, the local German Commander of the Southern Provinces, relentlessly hunts O'Flynn with his Schutztruppen.
The Spikes Gang, 1h36
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes, Charles Martin Smith, Ron Howard, Arthur Hunnicutt, Noah Beery, Jr
Roles Harry Spikes
Rating63% 3.1513653.1513653.1513653.1513653.151365
Harry Spikes (Lee Marvin) is an aging bank robber of the fading "Old West." Injured and near death, he is found and mended back to health by three impressionable youths who are lifelong friends -- Wil (Gary Grimes), Tod (Charles Martin Smith), and Les (Ron Howard). Later, encouraged by Spikes's reminiscences, they run away from home seeking excitement and easy living.
The Klansman, 1h27
Directed by Terence Young
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about racism
Actors Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, Cameron Mitchell, Lola Falana, David Huddleston, Luciana Paluzzi
Roles Sheriff Track Bascomb
Rating51% 2.5592352.5592352.5592352.5592352.559235
The Klansman recounts what happens to an African American man in a small town in the South after a young white woman (Linda Evans) is sexually assaulted and beaten. Events spiral out of control when a sniper shoots a Ku Klux Klan member at a funeral.
Emperor of the North, 1h59
Directed by Robert Aldrich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Children's films
Actors Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine, Malcolm Atterbury, Simon Oakland, Charles Tyner
Roles A No. 1
Rating71% 3.594953.594953.594953.594953.59495
Shack is a merciless, inhumane, and sadistic bully of a railroad conductor who takes it upon himself to ensure that no one would ever ride on his train for free, even to go as far as murder in order to do so. Shack has an arsenal of makeshift weapons: a hammer, a steel rod, and a chain.
The Iceman Cometh, 3h59
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges, Bradford Dillman, Sorrell Booke
Roles Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman
Rating71% 3.5906253.5906253.5906253.5906253.590625
Un vendeur avec une passion soudaine pour la réforme a une idée de vendre à ses copains Barfly: jetez vos chimères. Les ivrognes, vivant dans un flophouse dessus d'un salon, choqués par l'idée.
Pocket Money, 1h42
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Buddy films
Actors Paul Newman, Lee Marvin, Strother Martin, Wayne Rogers, Héctor Elizondo, Gregory Sierra
Roles Leonard
Rating54% 2.7032.7032.7032.7032.703
Broke and in debt, an otherwise honest cowboy known as Jim Kane (Newman) gets mixed up in some shady dealings with Stretch Russell (Rogers) and Bill Garrett (Martin), a crooked rancher. Russell tells Kane to escort 200 head of cattle from Mexico to the United States for a good sum of money. Kane agrees and brings along his friend Leonard (Marvin) to aid him. Unfortunately, the two come upon many unexpected events that often deter them from completing their job.
Prime Cut
Prime Cut (1972)
, 1h28
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, Gangster films
Actors Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek, Angel Tompkins, Gregory Walcott, Les Lannom
Roles Nick Devlin
Rating66% 3.3482753.3482753.3482753.3482753.348275
A slaughterhouse process follows the unloading of cattle to the making of sausages. A wristwatch and a shoe appear on a conveyor line, making it clear that a human cadaver is processed among the cattle. A woman operating the sausage machine is interrupted by "Weenie" (Gregory Walcott), who has timed the machine using his watch. He wraps up a string of sausages, then marks the package with an address in Chicago.