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      Lee Marvin

      Lee Marvin

      Highest Rated: 100% You're in the Navy Now (1951)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Not as a Stranger (1955)

      Birthday: Feb 19, 1924

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Having started out portraying sadistic bad guys in a number of notable film noirs, actor Lee Marvin was propelled to stardom and leading man status following his Oscar-winning performance as two characters in the classic Western comedy "Cat Ballou" (1965). Prior to that particular triumph, Marvin began making a name for himself with supporting roles in "The Wild One' (1953) and "The Big Heat" (1953), with the latter showcasing a famed scene where his menacing character threw scalding coffee in Gloria Grahame's face. Later in the decade, he had a stint as an investigator of organized crime on the briefly popular "M Squad" (NBC, 1957-1960), which helped turn the actor into star. Following turns as a sadistic cowboy in "Bad Day at Black Rock" (1955), the titular murderer in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence" (1962), and a methodical assassin in "The Killers" (1964), Marvin changed the course of his career with his Academy Award-worthy performance in "Cat Ballou." From there, Marvin portrayed characters whose inescapable use of violence was nonetheless heroic: he was an avenging member of a Western posse in "The Professionals" (1966), the leader of a squad of soldier-convicts sent on a suicide mission in "The Dirty Dozen" (1967), and a cold, vengeance-mind thief in the unrelenting crime thriller "Point Blank" (1967). His career crested with a co-starring role in the notorious Western musical "Paint Your Wagon" (1969), in which he displayed one of the worst singing voices in cinema history, before hitting a slow, downward slope throughout the 1970s with underwhelming films like "The Klansman" (1974), "Shout at the Devil" (1976) and "Avalanche Express" (1978). Marvin rebounded late in his career with two excellent movies - the gruesome World War II epic "The Big Red One" (1980) and the methodical crime thriller set in Soviet Russia, "Gorky Park" (1984), both of which helped put an exclamation point on a sterling career.

      Highest rated movies

      The Comancheros poster
      The Comancheros
      Attack! poster
      Attack!
      Seven Men From Now poster
      Seven Men From Now
      The Big Heat poster
      The Big Heat
      You're in the Navy Now poster
      You're in the Navy Now
      Bad Day at Black Rock poster
      Bad Day at Black Rock
      The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance poster The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance The Caine Mutiny poster The Caine Mutiny

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      15% 50% The Delta Force Col. Nick Alexander (Character) $15.9M 1986
      No Score Yet 22% Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission Maj. John Reisman (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 45% Dog Day Jimmy Cobb (Character) - 1984
      78% 59% Gorky Park Jack Osborne (Character) - 1983
      17% 70% Death Hunt Millen (Character) - 1981
      90% 78% The Big Red One The Sergeant (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 12% Avalanche Express Wargrave (Character) - 1979
      50% 33% Shout at the Devil Colonel Flynn O'Flynn (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 41% The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday Sam Longwood (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 44% The Spikes Gang Harry Spikes (Character) - 1974
      25% 25% The Klansman Sheriff Track Bascomb (Character) - 1974
      63% 85% Emperor of the North A No. 1 (Character) - 1973
      91% 75% The Iceman Cometh Theodore "Hickey" Hickman (Character) - 1973
      50% 31% Pocket Money Leonard (Character) - 1972
      71% 72% Prime Cut Nick Devlin (Character) - 1972
      89% 64% Monte Walsh Monte Walsh (Character) - 1970
      33% 67% Paint Your Wagon Ben Rumson (Character) - 1969
      67% 82% Hell in the Pacific American Pilot (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sergeant Ryker Sgt. Paul Ryker (Character) - 1968
      92% 84% Point Blank Walker (Character) - 1967
      81% 90% The Dirty Dozen Maj. John Reisman (Character) - 1967
      89% 81% The Professionals Henry "Rico" Fardan (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 25% The Meanest Men in the West Kalig Talbot (Character) - 1966
      64% 77% Ship of Fools Tenny (Character) - 1965
      90% 74% Cat Ballou Kid Shelleen/Strawn (Character) - 1965
      80% 71% The Killers Charlie Strom (Character) - 1964
      54% 76% Donovan's Reef "Boats" Gilhooley (Character) - 1963
      94% 92% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Liberty Valance (Character) - 1962
      100% 75% The Comancheros Tully Crow (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 17% The Missouri Traveler Tobias Brown (Character) - 1958
      10% 51% Raintree County Orville "Flash" Perkins (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pillars of the Sky Sgt. Lloyd Carracart (Character) - 1956
      100% 78% Attack! Lt. Col. Clyde Bartlett, CO (Character) - 1956
      100% 82% Seven Men From Now Bill Masters (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 52% The Rack Capt. John R. Miller (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 46% Shack Out on 101 Slob/Mr. Gregory (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 62% A Life in the Balance The Killer (Character) - 1955
      10% 55% Not as a Stranger Brundage (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 62% I Died a Thousand Times Babe Kossuck (Character) - 1955
      60% 44% Pete Kelly's Blues Al Gannaway (Character) - 1955
      80% 69% Violent Saturday Dill (Character) - 1955
      97% 87% Bad Day at Black Rock Hector David (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 28% Gorilla at Large Shaughnessy (Character) - 1954
      76% 71% The Wild One Chino (Character) - 1954
      93% 87% The Caine Mutiny Meatball (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 60% The Raid Lt. Keating (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 40% Seminole Sgt. Magruder (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 21% The Stranger Wore a Gun Dan Kurth (Character) - 1953
      100% 90% The Big Heat Vince Stone (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 35% Gun Fury Blinky (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glory Brigade Cpl. Bowman (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 43% Hangman's Knot Rolph Bainter (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 33% Eight Iron Men Sgt. Joe Mooney (Character) - 1952
      100% 38% You're in the Navy Now Radio Man (Character) - 1951

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1964
      84% 95% The Twilight Zone Steel Kelly (Character) 1961 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
      No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Gerry Bramson (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet M Squad Detective Lt. Frank Ballinger (Character) 1957-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955 1957-1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Captain Morrissey (Character) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Unknown (Guest Star) 1952