Lee Marvin: Point Blank | The definitive portrait of the Hollywood heavyweight

Lee Marvin: Point Blank

As today marks the birthday of the late actor Lee Marvin, who was born in New York back in 1924, here’s a look at the fantastic biography that came out in 2014.

Lee Marvin: Point Blank is the first truly authoritative account of the iconic actor’s life to go beyond the sensational, moralising books that have appeared before. Written by Dwayne Epstein and topping The New York Times and Wall Street Journal’s bestseller lists, this acclaimed biography offers an intimate appreciation of the Hollywood heavyweight.

Lee Marvin: Point Blank

On screen, Marvin (1924-1987) was best known for his tough guy action man roles in such classic movies as The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Dirty Dozen and The Big Red One, but except for many sensational tabloid reports on his boozing, brawling and broads very little is known of the complicated figure’s personal life, in particular the harrowing combat he witnessed in the Pacific during World War Two and the post-traumatic depression that blighted his life and fuelled his rage and alcoholism.

Now, with the support of family members, friends and colleagues, Epstein masterfully reconstructs Marvin’s complicated life to reveal the man behind the macho legend. Its a read that’s hard to put down once you start.

Lee Marvin: Point Blank is by Schaffner Press Inc (US) and released in the UK through Gazelle Books



About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on February 19, 2016, in Books, Cult Film News and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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