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Lee Marvin: Point Blank (Hardcover) Book

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Number of Pages: 344 pages
  • Version: Biography & Autobiography

Many books focus on the scandals of Hollywood legends, but this one delves beyond that type of story and digs into the very human struggles of this iconic actor. Known for his tough guy roles, this complicated man starred in many classic movies, such as "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" and "The Big Red One." This full-length Lee Marvin biography by writer Dwayne Epstein uses interviews with the star's family, friends, and peers to dig into his family background, WWII experiences resulting in PTSD, and personal relationships like no book has done before. Purchase Lee Marvin: Point Blank from the TCM Shop.

Full-Length Synopsis:
The first full-length, authoritative, and detailed story of the iconic actor's life to go beyond the Hollywood scandal-sheet reporting of earlier books, this account offers an appreciation for the man and his acting career and the classic films he starred in, painting a portrait of an individual who took great risks in his acting and career. Although Lee Marvin is best known for his icy tough guy roles—such as his chilling titular villain in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance or the paternal yet brutally realistic platoon leader in The Big Red One—very little is known of his personal life; his family background; his experiences in WWII; his relationship with his father, family, friends, wives; and his ongoing battles with alcoholism, rage, and depression, occasioned by his postwar PTSD. Now, after years of researching and compiling interviews with family members, friends, and colleagues; rare photographs; and illustrative material, Hollywood writer Dwayne Epstein provides a full understanding and appreciation of this acting titan’s place in the Hollywood pantheon in spite of his very real and human struggles.

  • Author: Dwayne Epstein
  • Publisher: Independent Publishers Group
  • ISBN: 9781936182404