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Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an American actor. Known for his distinctive voice and premature white hair, Marvin initially appeared in supporting roles, mostly villains, soldiers, and other hardboiled characters. A prominent television role was that of Detective Lieutenant Frank Ballinger in the crime series M Squad (1957–1960). Marvin is best remembered for his lead roles as "tough guy" characters such as Charlie Strom in The Killers (1964), Rico Fardan in The Professionals (1966), Major John Reisman in The Dirty Dozen, Walker in Point Blank (both 1967), and the Sergeant in The Big Red One (1980). One of Marvin's more notable movie projects was Cat Ballou (1965), a comedy Western in which he played dual roles. For portraying both gunfighter Kid Shelleen and criminal Tim Strawn, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, along with a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, an NBR Award, and the Silver Bear for Best Actor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lee Marvin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Feb 19, 1924 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Studio One 1948-11-07
Latest Project:
Movie Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity 2020-11-29
Known For
Poster of Sam Fuller and the Big Red One
Poster of The Dirty Dozen
Poster of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Poster of The Wild One
Movie Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity Self (archive footage) 2020-11-29
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Operation Dirty Dozen Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Armed and Deadly: The Making of 'The Dirty Dozen' Himself 2006-01-01
Movie The Big Red One: The Reconstruction The Sergeant 2005-01-01
Movie Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman Self (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Series The Dirty Dozen Major John Reisman 1988-04-30
Movie The Delta Force Colonel Nick Alexander 1986-02-14
Movie Combat Leadership: The Ultimate Challenge Himself 1986-05-12
Movie The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn 1986-03-09
Movie The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission Maj. John Reisman 1985-02-04
Movie Dog Day Jimmy Cobb 1984-01-10
Movie Sam Fuller and the Big Red One Himself 1984-02-04
Movie Gorky Park Jack Osborne 1983-12-15
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Movie Death Hunt RCMP Sgt. Edgar Millen 1981-04-15
Movie The Big Red One The Sergeant 1980-05-28
Movie Avalanche Express Wargrave 1979-09-27
Movie The Meanest Men in the West Kalig Talbot 1978-05-04
Movie Shout at the Devil Colonel Flynn O'Flynn 1976-04-12
Movie The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday Sam Longwood 1976-06-23
Movie The Spikes Gang Harry Spikes 1974-04-11
Movie The Klansman Sheriff Track Bascomb 1974-10-25
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford Himself 1973-04-02
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Movie Emperor of the North Pole A No. 1 1973-05-23
Movie The Iceman Cometh Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman 1973-11-10
Movie Pocket Money Leonard 1972-01-01
Movie Prime Cut Nick Devlin 1972-06-28
Movie Monte Walsh Monte Walsh 1970-10-02
Movie Paint Your Wagon Ben Rumson 1969-10-15
Movie Sergeant Ryker Sgt. Paul Ryker 1968-02-01
Movie Hell in the Pacific American Pilot 1968-12-19
Series The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie The Rock Himself 1967-01-01
Movie Point Blank Walker 1967-08-30
Movie The Dirty Dozen Maj. John Reisman 1967-06-15
Movie The Professionals Henry 'Rico' Fardan 1966-11-01
Movie Cat Ballou Kid Shelleen & Tim Strawn 1965-06-24
Movie Ship of Fools Tenny 1965-07-29
Movie The Killers Charlie Strom 1964-07-07
Movie The Losers Dave Blassingame 1963-01-15
Movie Donovan's Reef Thomas "Boats" Gilhooley 1963-06-12
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Liberty Valance 1962-04-22
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series The Dick Powell Show Unknown 1961-09-26
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie The Comancheros Crow 1961-10-30
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series The Twilight Zone Steel Kelly 1959-10-02
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Movie The Missouri Traveler Tobias Brown 1958-01-21
Series M Squad Detective Lt. Frank Ballinger 1957-09-20
Movie Raintree County Orville 'Flash' Perkins 1957-12-20
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie 7 Men from Now Bill Masters 1956-08-04
Movie Pillars of the Sky Sgt. Lloyd Carracart 1956-10-12
Movie Attack Lt. Col. Clyde Bartlett, CO, White Battalion 1956-09-19
Movie The Rack Capt. John R. Miller 1956-11-02
Movie A Life in the Balance The Killer 1955-07-01
Movie Bad Day at Black Rock Hector David 1955-01-13
Movie Violent Saturday Dill, Bank Robber 1955-04-01
Movie Not as a Stranger Brundage 1955-07-01
Movie Pete Kelly's Blues Al Gannaway 1955-07-31
Movie Shack Out on 101 Slob / Mr. Gregory 1955-12-04
Movie I Died a Thousand Times Babe Kossuck 1955-11-09
Movie Gorilla at Large Shaughnessy--Policeman 1954-05-01
Movie The Caine Mutiny Meatball 1954-06-23
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie The Raid Lt. Keating 1954-08-04
Movie Down among the Sheltering Palms Pvt. Snively 1953-03-01
Movie Seminole Sergeant Magruder 1953-03-01
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The Glory Brigade Cpl. Bowman 1953-05-20
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie The Wild One Chino 1953-12-30
Movie Gun Fury Blinky 1953-10-09
Movie The Big Heat Vince Stone 1953-10-14
Movie The Stranger Wore a Gun Dan Kurth 1953-07-30
Movie We're Not Married! Pinky (uncredited) 1952-07-11
Movie Diplomatic Courier MP at Trieste (uncredited) 1952-06-13
Movie The Duel at Silver Creek Tinhorn Burgess 1952-08-01
Movie Eight Iron Men Sgt. Joe Mooney 1952-12-01
Series Biff Baker U.S.A. Unknown 1952-11-06
Movie Hangman's Knot Rolph Bainter 1952-11-15
Movie You're in the Navy Now Radio Man (uncredited) 1951-02-23
Movie Teresa G.I. (uncredited) 1951-04-05
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07