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Who's cooler? Lee Marvin or Steve McQueen?
12/11/2010 | Krankor

Posted on 12/11/2010 6:32:50 PM PST by Krankor

I say Lee Marvin hands down. He was just cool and never thought he had to prove it.


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KEYWORDS: cinema; leemarvin; manhood; manliness; movies; stevemcqueen
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I say Lee Marvin hands down. He was just cool and never thought he had to prove it.
1 posted on 12/11/2010 6:32:53 PM PST by Krankor
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To: Krankor

Couldn’t say... but their socks are tougher than any 50 nancy boy actors today.


2 posted on 12/11/2010 6:34:14 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: Krankor

Your opinion tells me that you are a snot-nosed kid. Don’t worry, you’ll mature.


3 posted on 12/11/2010 6:34:19 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Krankor

From a woman’s perspective, no man was cooler than Steve McQueen. :)


4 posted on 12/11/2010 6:34:23 PM PST by ElayneJ
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To: Krankor

:{)


5 posted on 12/11/2010 6:34:58 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Krankor

I say it’s a tie.


6 posted on 12/11/2010 6:35:12 PM PST by unkus
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To: Krankor

Tough one. Steve McQueen in the Great Escape jumping the barbed wire fence on the stolen motorcyle is hard to beat for ‘cool’.


7 posted on 12/11/2010 6:35:21 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Krankor

Sorry, Chuck Norris.


8 posted on 12/11/2010 6:36:23 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Krankor

James Coburn.


9 posted on 12/11/2010 6:36:28 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Krankor

Josh Randall....come on! You’re not serious? :{)


10 posted on 12/11/2010 6:36:28 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Krankor

BURT LANCASTER,
Kick ass and take names.
No wimps allowed.
Where are the real men?
But according to today’s standard, he would have to play a gay, and a transsexual to show his DEPTH as an actor.
John Wayne never played a gay part......


11 posted on 12/11/2010 6:38:53 PM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race)
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To: Krankor

12 posted on 12/11/2010 6:40:13 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: Krankor

Lee Marvin got kicked out of my high school (and a dozen others), and my wife used to date Steve McQueen... but I have no idea which one was “cooler”.


13 posted on 12/11/2010 6:40:19 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Krankor

I don’t know much about either one but would bet they were pretty tough in real life as well as the movies.

Lee Marvin just plain looked mean. Steve McQueen had a rough and ready look that I liked.

Call it a draw.


14 posted on 12/11/2010 6:41:47 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Krankor

They both had very interesting bio’s. Very full lives.


15 posted on 12/11/2010 6:42:04 PM PST by lurk
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To: Krankor

As a Triumph rider, I vote for McQueen.


16 posted on 12/11/2010 6:42:29 PM PST by demsux (Obama: THE job destroyer)
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To: Krankor

It’s people like you that make me appreciate my dog. :{)


17 posted on 12/11/2010 6:42:30 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Nachum

Yeah - not sure if OP was trolling. Dirty Dozen and Great Escape are two of my all time favorites. Too bad Charles Bronson has passed away - he could give the definitive answer :) Steve McQueen certainly cultivated a cooler disposition (which probably answers OP’s question), but Lee Marvin was probably the better actor.

Time to dig out The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Blob, two of my all time guilty pleasures . . .


18 posted on 12/11/2010 6:42:39 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: Krankor
Lee Marvin. He was a Marine that earned a Purple Heart at Saipan. His grave simply states his military rank and name. Steve McQueen was cool but Lee Marvin was the grizzled tough guy in reality.
19 posted on 12/11/2010 6:42:39 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Krankor

I picked up the dvd-set of Lee Marvin’s “M Squad” series. Watched every episode, from all three seasons. He’s pretty awesome. Nobody remotely like him around nowadays. Makes you fully realize the depths of pathetic wimpishness that modern culture has sunk to nowadays.


20 posted on 12/11/2010 6:43:30 PM PST by greene66
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To: Krankor
IMHO....Lee Marvin was an ordinary guy...and a great actor.

Steve McQueen was a cool guy, and a wonderfully talented actor.

What a choice!!

21 posted on 12/11/2010 6:44:03 PM PST by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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To: Krankor; a fool in paradise

Steve kicked the bucket first so his carcass’ rotting remains have got to be colder.


22 posted on 12/11/2010 6:46:56 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Krankor

Hmmmm for just plain cool I have to say Steve McQueen if nothing else but for his car in Bullitt......(Although I would argue classic Paul Newman is still the Coolest....I site Cool Hand Luke and The Sting).

However for toughness I say Lee Marvin he was a Marine! Which is Pretty “Cool” in my Book!

Yes...I am a “Movie Geek”...LOL


23 posted on 12/11/2010 6:47:24 PM PST by jakerobins
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No contest. McQueen = Bullitt. Mag7

Marvin was good but McQween rocks.


24 posted on 12/11/2010 6:47:32 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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When Steve McQueen quit Hollywood he ripped out his mailbox and somehow convinced the post office to deliver his mail to the local gas station, where they happily sorted it out for him. That way he never got a script or offer, just personal correspondence and bills. Talk about dropping off the net. He turned down the lead roll in a dozen blockbusters this way, including Rambo. Try and picture that movie.
25 posted on 12/11/2010 6:48:05 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Krankor

Pic of Harry Von Zell on your profile.


26 posted on 12/11/2010 6:48:20 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Krankor

I bet you’re a big Lee Marvin fan aren’t ya. Yeah me too. I love that guy.


27 posted on 12/11/2010 6:48:28 PM PST by Senator Pardek ( It might be hard for some of the younger Freepers to believe, but in 1982)
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To: ElayneJ

You might ask his x wives about that....not a nice fella to be married to...


28 posted on 12/11/2010 6:48:48 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: jakerobins
I have to say Steve McQueen if nothing else but for his car in Bullitt

I used to own two black 1968 Dodge Chargers. That movie still makes me upset.

29 posted on 12/11/2010 6:49:17 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Krankor

I have to agree...Lee Marvin...


30 posted on 12/11/2010 6:49:22 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Krankor

They’re both great.


31 posted on 12/11/2010 6:49:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: jakerobins; vetvetdoug

McQueen was a Marine, too.

No gravesite, however - his ashes were scattered in the Pacific.


32 posted on 12/11/2010 6:50:57 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Krankor

Steve “Cooled Down” the Blob! The stunt that he personally performed when he jumped the fence in “The Great Escape” was mega kool!


33 posted on 12/11/2010 6:51:27 PM PST by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: Krankor
I say Lee Marvin hands down.

I don't know. Tough guy and great actor to be sure, but that whole "Cat Ballou" thing kinda ruins it for me.

34 posted on 12/11/2010 6:53:08 PM PST by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution! - RightyPics.com)
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To: Krankor

Turning a hot lap at LeMans is pretty cool.


35 posted on 12/11/2010 6:53:56 PM PST by stboz
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To: Krankor

They are two of my all-time favorite actors, so it’s hard to choose. However, a decision must be made and the cooler one has to be Steve McQueen. ;-)


36 posted on 12/11/2010 6:54:05 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: Krankor

Steve McQueen.

Marvin isn’t even close.


37 posted on 12/11/2010 6:54:40 PM PST by Jemian
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To: ElayneJ
You haven't met me yet ;)
38 posted on 12/11/2010 6:54:57 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Nachum

Did his own motorcycle stunts.


39 posted on 12/11/2010 6:56:12 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Krankor

Forget Lee Marvin or Steve McQueen.

It’s Charles Bronson, in a league of his own.


40 posted on 12/11/2010 6:56:40 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: shield

X wives? You musta meant Michelle Triola who gave up her potentially ‘lucrative’ singing career to be his ‘pal’. She sued for palimony. Let me tell ya sumpin: At the Playboy Club where she sang? The members wanted ‘keys’ to get out!


41 posted on 12/11/2010 6:57:08 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: rockvillem
Time to dig out The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Blob, two of my all time guilty pleasures . . .
I vote for Steve McQueen -- and The Blob. Great movie!
42 posted on 12/11/2010 6:58:21 PM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Krankor

Lee Marvin was tougher.

Steve McQueen made the Arctic look tropical.


43 posted on 12/11/2010 6:58:35 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: demsux

Norton man here and I have to go with Lee Marvin. - Paul made popcorn. :)


44 posted on 12/11/2010 6:58:49 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: ElayneJ

“From a woman’s perspective, no man was cooler than Steve McQueen.” : ElayneJ

“Lady, I don’t have the time.” Lee Marvin’s character in “The Killer”


45 posted on 12/11/2010 6:59:32 PM PST by Oklahoma
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I say Lee Marvin hands down. He was just cool and never thought he had to prove it.

Just my fallible opinion, but I see two guys being great in two categories...
I’d say Lee Marvin gets a “The Real Deal” award for the time he
spent on Iwo Jima in WWII.

And Steve McQueen gets “The Cool Dude” award for Bullit, The Great Escape
as well as surviving a stretch in a reform school/institution
in California.
(IIRC, he made frequent visits and donations to the place)


46 posted on 12/11/2010 7:00:28 PM PST by VOA
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Speaking of Lee Marvin, “The Dirty Dozen” had to be the most macho, testosterone laden film ever made:

Lee Marvin, Chas. Bronson, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, Telly Savalas...These guys were real men, off and on the screen, not like the pampered Nancy boys of today who shave their chest hair.


47 posted on 12/11/2010 7:01:12 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Krankor

Clint Eastwood


48 posted on 12/11/2010 7:01:32 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: ElayneJ

Yep.


49 posted on 12/11/2010 7:02:15 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Krankor
"Who's gonna get me a beer?"
An interview with Lee Marvin

BY ROGER EBERT / October 10, 1970

Marvin finished his Heineken, turned it upside down, watched a single drop fall out. "My agent," he said. "He keeps wanting to know if I've read any more scripts. Fuck scripts. You spend the first forty years of your life trying to get in this fucking business, and the next forty years trying to get out. And then when you're making the bread, who needs it?

50 posted on 12/11/2010 7:02:26 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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