Lee Marvin did not receive his first starring film role until he was 40, but in three short years - following the successes of ""Cat Ballou"" (for which he won the Academy Award as Best Actor), ""The Professionals"" and especially ""The Dirty Dozen"" - he was the most popular film actor in America. Marvin was a fascinating man, a loving husband and father, and one of the most natural, effective actors of his time. This is a comprehensive reference of the Oscar-winning actor's work. It includes biographical information on Marvin, an analysis of each of his 64 movies, chapters on his two television shows (""M Squad"" and ""Lawbreaker""), a listing of his television appearances, and a complete filmography (which includes video availability). The work is supplemented with dozens of photographs and film stills.