Marvin was director John Boorman's first choice to play "Ed Gentry".
Lee Marvin turned down the role of Quint.
Director Sam Peckinpah's first choice, but Marvin's agents asked for too much money.
Turned down the role of the "Major Weldon Penderton," a tortured man hiding his homosexual desires.
Producer George Pal wanted to cast Lee Marvin as the male lead in this adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel. Marvin didn't learn of this until many years later.
Did you know that Lee Marvin was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)