Tag Archives: Lee Marvin

“You know, as character actors we play all kinds of sex psychos, nuts, creeps, perverts, and weirdos. And we laugh it off, saying what the hell it’s just a character. But deep down inside, it’s you, baby.” — Lee Marvin

“It was fun for me to play that dangerous guy. It was a dangerous kind of a character. One of the bad facets of yourself that you blow up. Well, that’s intellectual. I don’t hang out there too much, you … Continue reading

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September/October 2023 Viewing Diary

I moved in late September. Again. I found a little cozy apartment, the second floor of a little house, with slanted ceilings, little cubbyhole-eaves everywhere, and a big yard. It’s a 10 minute walk to the beach. I found it … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Disreputable: An interview with Charles Taylor about his new book Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-in Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s

Charles Taylor’s new book Opening Wednesday at a Theater Or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s was an intense pleasure to read. He discusses 15 films from the 1970s, films that were not made as prestige … Continue reading

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“How Bad Could I Be? What Would I Do? What Could I Do?”

Lee Marvin on playing the diabolically violent Liberty Valance in John Ford’s masterpiece (one of them, anyway), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: “It was fun for me to play that dangerous guy. It was a dangerous kind of a … Continue reading

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“In other words, he’d let you sweat it for a night. And he’d sweat it for a night.”

Lee Marvin on John Ford. Too many good quotes to list. And a great interviewer, too. He doesn’t ask questions. He just speaks, and Lee Marvin takes the prompt. Fantastic.

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