Film and TV

Sensitive Badass: Discussing Lee Marvin With Point Blank Biographer Dwayne Epstein

Stone-faced and brutal, Lee Marvin defined the role of cinematic "tough guy."

Dwayne Epstein, author of the new biography Lee Marvin: Point Blank, describes the moment he realized Marvin's role as film's first "action star" as the "quintessential whack on the back of the head. Some people call it a lightbulb over the head. They used to call it the light bulb going off. For me, it was a whack in the back of the head."

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