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Marvin: The Story Of Lee Marvin

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252 pages
Published (first published 1980)
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Brad
Sep 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Marvin was one of those real hard asses that came to Hollywood. An ex-marine, his career moves didn't seem planned but more a result of luck and don't-give-a-damn attitude. (Some of that came back to bite him in his personal life.)

He's one of the original bad boys on the set and his antics set the stage for what's been happening with celebrity youth over the last decade or so. (At least this kind of unprofessioal behavior can be dismissed as too young in the spotlight. Marvin wasn't exactly a sp
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Eric
Jul 24, 2010 rated it liked it
It's a good thing Lee Marvin's life was so riveting, otherwise I wouldn't have made it past the first 20 pages of this book. Most of Zec's metaphors are horrible, and his misuse of commas is routinely annoying. It seems like Zec is out more to lionize Marvin than to write an unbiased biography of the man.
That being said, this book is worth reading if you, like me, have seen a few Lee Marvin movies and want to know a bit more about the man. If you can find a more up to date (this was written i
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