As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.
Talent is something that you either have or don't as Hollywood sure as hell doesn't .
- Lame Cherry
I was thinking about Lee Marvin and a film I really enjoy in The Dirty Dozen, a film he hated as he said he sold out for the money. If only actors who could act, actually made movies they sold out for the money, then Hollywood would not be bankrupt on Obama liberals.
Lee Marvin was not your typical American. He was a New York patrician, directly descended from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Yet in World War II, he was one of the best Soldiers America ever produced.
Served as a marine in the Pacific theater during WW2. In total, he took part in the invasions of 21 islands, and was wounded and nearly died as a result during the Battle of Saipan. He was a sniper, and would be sent in during the night in a small rubber boat, prior to the rest of his platoon. His wartime experiences deeply affected him for the remainder of his life.
Marvin was shot in the ass, and it affected his sciatic nerve, which got him a job as a plumber, and moved him into acting.
I would not agree with Lee Marvin on politics as he was a Kennedy and McGovern voter, but that came from not enjoying war and hating it which clouded his vision. A vision which was bizarre as if you realize the greatest movies of all time that cemented stars in classics, Lee Marvin turned down the roles.
Marvin got into a fight with Sam Peckinpah and left the Wild Bunch, and William Holden starred.
Marvin refused Dirty Harry, as John Wayne did, and it cemented Clint Eastwood as a star
Marvin lost interest in Death Wish as the director left, and Charles Bronson starred in that series.
Marvin was even up for Col. Trautman in First Blood, the Rambo series as he refused to play a Colonel. The role went to Richard Crenna.
People like Lee Marvin are interesting, because of their ability to not give a damn about saying things, and this observation was something vintage of Lee Marvin.
Newman has it all worked out. I get a million. He gets a million, too, but that includes $200,000 expenses. So, if that's the game . . . I never talked to Newman in my life. No, I talked to him on Park Avenue once. Only to give him a piece of advice. This 15-year-old girl wanted his autograph. He told her he didn't give autographs, but he'd buy her a beer. "Paul", I said, "she's only 15". "I don't give a shit", he said. I think it shows. With Newman, it shows. Cut to an old broad in Miami Beach looking at his picture in Life magazine: "A Gary Cooper he ain't."
Yes always wonderful to be educated about American blue eyed pussy throb literal Paul Newman was a pedophile, and Hollywood celebrated it.
That though is Lee Marvin and he was the one man who could hold his own with John Wayne on screen in the Comancheroes. Most stupid thing ever was the film killing Marvin off in the first part of the picture.
I know my career is going badly because I'm being quoted correctly.
- Lee Marvin
Now that he is gone, I am pleased he never shut up.