Lee Marvin

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (5)

  • Marvin: Ah, stardom! They put your name on a star in the sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard and you walk down and find a pile of dog manure on it. That tells the whole story, baby.

  • Marvin: I'll know my career's going badly when I start being quoted correctly.

  • Marvin: If I have any appeal at all, it's to the guy who takes out the garbage.

  • Marvin (upon receiving his Oscar): I think half of this belongs to a horse somewhere out in the valley.

  • Marvin: I only make movies to finance my fishing.

Trivia (34)

  • In 1945, after moving to Woodstock, New York, Lee worked as a plumber.

  • While in the military, Lee earned a Purple Heart award after nearly losing his life in Saipan during World War II.

  • Lee enlisted in the Marines at an early age.

  • Lee dropped out of high school.

  • Marvin guest-starred on two episodes of the original Dragnet: The Big Whiff and The Big Cast.

  • Lee Marvin is the favorite actor of rocker George Thorogood.

  • Appeared in three movies with John Wayne: The Comancheros, Donovan's Reef, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

  • Marvin based his characterization of Major Reisman in The Dirty Dozen on a friend of his with whom he had served in the Marines.

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