Actors: The Man for Vicaries

Lee Marvin's nose is a mished, much-mashed creation, but it is honestly his.

And it says tough, which Lee Marvin is. His specialty: playing the meanest, most thoroughly sadistic roles Holly wood has to offer.

A hulking 180-lb. heavy, with a 6-ft.

21-in. frame, he scares easily — the other guy, that is. In one live TV drama, he had a gunfight scene with Rip Torn.

Marvin stalked in, put a long, cold eye on Torn, then abruptly barked an ad-lib: "NOW!" Torn was so shaken he dropped his pistol. "No matter how fast they...

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