Thursday, May 21, 2009

I'm Lee Marvin

I'm Lee Marvin of course is cockney rhyming slang for "I'm starvin" and all his life, oddly enough, Lee Marvin himself was hungry for new experiences as an actor, as an artist and as a man. Marvin joined the USMC and was wounded in the Pacific theatre and after the war he fell into acting. John Boorman made this terrific documentary about his friend Lee, who was memorable in so many films, not least The Dirty Dozen, Point Blank and even in his final role as the villain in Gorky Park. Double click to go to YouTube and watch all five parts, or just try part 1 here.