Lee Marvin (1924-1987) had the title role in "Monte Walsh," adapted from the 1963 novel by Jack Schaefer. His novel "Shane" had been made into the classic "Shane," directed by the methodical George Stevens.
I met Lee Marvin several times, as we both lived in Tucson, Arizona. I'll leave my observations about him to my eventual vanishingamericanwest site. The ex-marine is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
"Films have given me the opportunity to do things that normally you'd be locked up for, put in prison and executed for. I can act it out, be paid and go home." - Lee Marvin
@2009 David Lee Guss Film homage, JW, Lee Marvin, Monte Walsh, collage, variation 3, Old Tucson, AZ, 1969-2012