Lee Marvin

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Lee Marvin Pencil Portrait
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There was something about Lee Marvin.

Maybe it was that impossibly low baritone, or face freshly cut from granite. Whatever it was, he was undoubtedly one of the great bad guys of them all. A more rugged version of American masculinity is hard to find on screen.

Director John Boorman was moved to say: “The profound unease we feel in identifying with an evil character in a movie is the recognition that we may be capable of such evil. Lee knew from his war experiences, the depth of our capacity for cruelty and evil. He had committed such deeds, had plumbed the depths and was prated to recount what he had seen down there.”

In his best selling book – “The New Biographical Dictionary of Film,” David Thomson wrote that Marvin “had such a way of looking—gazing, even – when blank hostility faded into hopeless desire – he was so strong, he leaves alleged rocks like Wayne or Schwarzenegger looking artificial.”



Recommended viewing

The Big Heat (1953)

Bad day at Black Rock (1955)

The Killers (1964)

Cat Ballou (1965)

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Point Blank (1967)

Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Paint your wagon (1970)

Shout at the Devil (1976)

Recommended reading

Lee Marvin - Point Blank (Dwayne Epstein) 2014


Lee Marvin - Official Site


Some fast facts and a useful filmography. Links to historical movie reviews would have helped, and tellingly, there’s even more background information on each film entry on Wikipedia.

You won’t stop for long, but frankly this is all there is.