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(Yahoo)   I bet you're a big Lee Marvin fan, Mr. White: Actors with real Tough- Guy pasts, including Bomb Defusers & Snipers ...Yes, that guy was suspected of murder   (movies.yahoo.com) divider line 42
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2013-07-27 01:56:44 PM  
Anyone unfamiliar with Dennis Farina's past as a police officer is NO fan...

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2013-07-27 02:36:50 PM  
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2013-07-27 04:05:04 PM  
That headline was difficult to read:  a colon, ellipses, hyphen & ampersand ... all of which are used incorrectly - now that takes skill.
 
2013-07-27 04:07:04 PM  
 
2013-07-27 04:27:40 PM  
Pssst. Don't tell the Fark independents that Lee Marvin was a liberal.
 
2013-07-27 04:28:37 PM  

the_celt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stewart


Came here for this.
 
2013-07-27 04:32:39 PM  
Difficult to access slideshow from Mobile.
 
2013-07-27 04:52:29 PM  
I've read the headline 6 times and I still don't understand it - can anyone translate it into English for me?
 
2013-07-27 04:53:44 PM  
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David Niven served with the British commandos in World War II, leaving at war's end with the rank of colonel... According to the BBC's 2004 obituary of actor Peter Ustinov, Ustinov served as Niven's batman (orderly) during World War II.
 
2013-07-27 05:00:47 PM  
I like how they saw Danny Trejo "fell in with the wrong crowd".

I'm too lazy to look up details, but wikipedia says he was sentenced to 11 years for drug, murder and robbery.

Supposedly he's a really nice guy and would probably give you the shirt off his back if you needed help, but if I ran into him in a dark alley I'd still be scared shiatless.

I guess that makes me racist but there's a reason he always plays the badass scary dude.
 
2013-07-27 05:02:11 PM  
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Clark Gable was a Hollywood star and among the most famous figures in the world when two events altered his life. First, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, hurtling the United States into World War II. Then, the following month, Gable's beloved wife Carole Lombard was killed in the crash of a DC-3 airliner returning from a war bonds tour.

Devastated, patriotic, and at age 40 a bit old for military service, Gable didn't feel that the work he and Lombard had been doing to raise money through war bonds was enough of a contribution.

He volunteered for the Army Air Forces, went to the 13-week Officer Candidate School, and was trained as a photographer and aerial gunner.

Gable and a cameramen and sound engineer followed the crew of a B-17, named "Ain't It Gruesome," through 24 missions, including one where the aircraft was shot up by German Focke Wulf Fw 190 fighters and lost an engine, with the crew eventually bailing over a field in England when fog closed in. Gable's combat missions including one over Gelsenkirchen where he was nearly hit when antiaircraft fire damaged the airplane. At least one of his missions was aboard another B-17, "Delta Rebel 2″ of the 91st Bomb Group, where ball turret gunner Sgt. Steve Perri remembered him as "a great friend of the enlisted men as well as a great all-around guy."
 
2013-07-27 05:06:39 PM  
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As a child she was a courier for World War II resistance fighters in Holland.
 
2013-07-27 05:09:27 PM  
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RUSSELL JOHNSON
(B24 Crew Member) - Actor
AKA "The Professor" (Roy Hinkley) on 'Gilligan's Island' (1964-1967)

Earned a Purple Heart (for injuries during battle) when the B-24 Liberator bomber he was a crewman on was shot down during a bombing run against Japanese targets in the Philippine Islands (March 1945).
 
2013-07-27 05:14:09 PM  

gfid: I like how they saw Danny Trejo "fell in with the wrong crowd".

I'm too lazy to look up details, but wikipedia says he was sentenced to 11 years for drug, murder and robbery.

Supposedly he's a really nice guy and would probably give you the shirt off his back if you needed help, but if I ran into him in a dark alley I'd still be scared shiatless.

I guess that makes me racist but there's a reason he always plays the badass scary dude.


I met him at LAX he is a tiny little man. Nicest guy in the world was great to my kids while they asked him about Spy Kids and called him Uncle Machette. I dont remember hearing him locked up on a murder just robbery and drug charges. I heard he goes and speaks at alot of NA meetings
 
2013-07-27 05:18:31 PM  
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Jackie Coogan:

As he had already obtained a pilot's license as a teenager. Coogan worked as a glider instructor and served in Burma as a volunteer member of the First Air Commando Force.

He was the first glider pilot to land Allied troops behind enemy lines in Burma. One glider he was aboard crashed. Everyone was killed by the Japanese except Coogan, who was at the bottom of a pile of bodies.

He served with the military for five years before being honorably discharged in 1944. Coogan received several war citations for his service, including the Air Medal.
 
2013-07-27 05:19:04 PM  

HighZoolander: I've read the headline 6 times and I still don't understand it - can anyone translate it into English for me?


Quote is from Reservoir Dogs. Bryan Cranston is also Mr. White in Breaking Bad. And he's a murder suspect on the list. Hence, he's Lee Marvin or something.
 
2013-07-27 05:30:06 PM  
List fails without Christopher Lee
 
2013-07-27 05:35:44 PM  

zerkalo: Pssst. Don't tell the Fark independents that Lee Marvin was a liberal.


There's a thread in the Politics tab that desperately needs your wisdom.  Don't tarry, the fate of progressivism everywhere is in your hands!
 
2013-07-27 05:38:52 PM  
even if you didn't know trejo's background, just his damn tough ugly mug should scream "badass" to you, in spite of his stature.
 
2013-07-27 06:08:55 PM  
I don't think being suspected of murder and then having the charges dropped makes you any sort of bad ass
 
2013-07-27 06:11:15 PM  
Meh.

www.latimes.com
 
2013-07-27 06:27:25 PM  

TomD9938: [this-day-in-history.net image 241x300]

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Jackie Coogan:

As he had already obtained a pilot's license as a teenager. Coogan worked as a glider instructor and served in Burma as a volunteer member of the First Air Commando Force.

He was the first glider pilot to land Allied troops behind enemy lines in Burma. One glider he was aboard crashed. Everyone was killed by the Japanese except Coogan, who was at the bottom of a pile of bodies.

He served with the military for five years before being honorably discharged in 1944. Coogan received several war citations for his service, including the Air Medal.


My grandfather served with him. He said the man was a total bad ass
 
2013-07-27 06:46:11 PM  
Hmm, I guess after diffusing bombs and landmines doing stand-up was nothing for Mel Brooks.
 
2013-07-27 06:59:12 PM  

wildcardjack: Hmm, I guess after diffusing bombs and landmines doing stand-up was nothing for Mel Brooks.


Yeah but when he bombed on stage, he *really* bombed.
 
2013-07-27 07:07:01 PM  

zerkalo: Pssst. Don't tell the Fark independents that Lee Marvin was a liberal.


Who cares?

All I care about is how damn cool he is as Henry 'Rico' Farden when I watch every year before going camping in the desert.
Pretty much every role he had was good, though Paint Your Wagon was never one of my favorites. Plus, it would have been pretty interesting to see his take on Pike in The Wild Bunch.
 
2013-07-27 07:39:59 PM  
Christopher Lee was a member of the Special Operations Executive during World War II and still can't talk about things he did. It is mentioned in the LOTR:ROTK commentary track that he gave advice about what a knife going into someone's back really sounds like. After he was done in the SOE he hunted down Nazis at the war's end.
 
2013-07-27 07:53:00 PM  
I want to know who are the handful of people whi never heard that R. Lee Ermey was a real life drill instructor. Whae I saw him in Full Metal Jacket, I thought, "Damn that's a really good performance as a drill instructor."

Yours Truly,
Private Snowball
 
2013-07-27 07:59:52 PM  

skinink: I want to know who are the handful of people whi never heard that R. Lee Ermey was a real life drill instructor. Whae I saw him in Full Metal Jacket, I thought, "Damn that's a really good performance as a drill instructor."

Yours Truly,
Private Snowball


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Private Snowball, you're fired!
 
2013-07-27 08:06:59 PM  
Brian Kieth, best known for Family Affair,  He joined the Marines and was a machine gunner. He served from 1941-45. He was awarded the Air Navy Medal
 
2013-07-27 08:26:56 PM  
Considering subby's headline, I thought they would have included Eddie Bunker, a.k.a. Mr. Blue. That guy was a career criminal and discovered Danny Trejo while they were in prison.

List also needed Charles Bronson.
 
2013-07-27 09:07:43 PM  
What? No Jimmy Stewart? Fought the army like hell to get assigned to a bomber, and then spent the war dropping bombs on Germany while shells and other planes exploded around him.
 
2013-07-27 10:16:25 PM  

Nabb1: TomD9938: [this-day-in-history.net image 241x300]

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Jackie Coogan:

As he had already obtained a pilot's license as a teenager. Coogan worked as a glider instructor and served in Burma as a volunteer member of the First Air Commando Force.

He was the first glider pilot to land Allied troops behind enemy lines in Burma. One glider he was aboard crashed. Everyone was killed by the Japanese except Coogan, who was at the bottom of a pile of bodies.

He served with the military for five years before being honorably discharged in 1944. Coogan received several war citations for his service, including the Air Medal.

My grandfather served with him. He said the man was a total bad ass


Very cool.
 
2013-07-27 10:28:47 PM  
List fails without mention of Sam J Jones who was Flash Gordon, who, after the movie, joined an elite corp that rescued hostages and now owns his own security firm.
 
2013-07-27 10:51:44 PM  
list fails without Charles Durning
Was part of the Normandy Invasion, wounded by a S-mine.

Also did lots to help vets
 
2013-07-27 11:06:53 PM  
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Charles Durning says 'hi'.
 
2013-07-27 11:43:29 PM  

beerrun: skinink: I want to know who are the handful of people whi never heard that R. Lee Ermey was a real life drill instructor. Whae I saw him in Full Metal Jacket, I thought, "Damn that's a really good performance as a drill instructor."

Yours Truly,
Private Snowball

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Private Snowball, you're fired!


Also, as a bit of trivia:

While filming FMJ, Ermey was a passenger in  Jeep that rolled in an accident, and cracked or broke most of the ribs on his left side and his shoulder, at the beginning of the shooting of that film.


He refused hospitalisation, took no painkillers, and filmed the rest of the movie in that condition. If you look closely, he almost NEVER moves his left arm through that film, and does very little moving of his left torso.

Of course, his reputation as *Mister* Badass was cemented quite nicely after that.
 
2013-07-28 12:22:42 AM  
Article says Mickey Rourke won best actor for "The Wrestler". No he f***ing didn't!

/should have, though.
 
2013-07-28 12:45:17 AM  
Wait, wait! Here comes Lee Marvin! Thank God! He's always drunk and violent!

/Obligatory.
 
2013-07-28 01:27:57 AM  
This whole thread

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/srsly
 
2013-07-28 02:14:14 AM  

hasty ambush: [chexydecimal.com image 834x1065]

As a child she was a courier for World War II resistance fighters in Holland.


It has been that the "diet" she had to live on at that time, sometimes just roots and tubers, contributed greatly to her colon cancer.
 
2013-07-28 05:17:20 AM  

teto85: hasty ambush: [chexydecimal.com image 834x1065]

As a child she was a courier for World War II resistance fighters in Holland.

It has been that the "diet" she had to live on at that time, sometimes just roots and tubers, contributed greatly to her colon cancer.


Potatoes give you colon cancer?

don't tell the Irish
 
2013-07-28 04:25:54 PM  
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson currently plays the only man who can boss around the Avengers, and his intimidating, authoritarian style of acting comes in part from his life experience. After the assasination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackson became involved in the Black Power movement, though he moved to Los Angeles before participating in any significant armed confrontation after the FBI told his mother that he would die within a year if he stayed with the organization.


So... Jackson held a picket sign and  risked getting beat up by cops?  Yeah yeah...big hero.
 
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