Paul Newman, Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen, Robert Mitchum

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Possibly the four coolest people ever and top-5 choices for straight dude "well, I'm not gay but if I was..." conversations.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Robert Mitchum18
Paul Newman 14
Steve McQueen 12
Lee Marvin 9


milo z, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 03:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

Where's Bruce Lee?

kingfish, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

NO ORIENTALS ON THIS THRED EXCEPT ME OR CHOW OR KEN C (who else?)

Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

gotta be mitchum.

s1ocki, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

I went with the one that best finishes the phrase "well, I'm not gay but if I was," which in my case meant Paul Newman c. Hud.

... which means I really am gay.

Eric H., Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

lol slapshot pwns

Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

i mean come on.

s1ocki, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

He's sucking in a little too hard.

Eric H., Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

Mitchum. Why is Paul Newman even here?

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

(xpost) That said, Scrooged.

Eric H., Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

cool hand luke much? xp

s1ocki, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

hard to choose, but ultimately

gershy, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

Meh he's too suave to be in with Marvin, Mitchum and McQueen.

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

Pretty much what I said upthread.

Eric H., Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

Newman, easy. Best actor, best looker, best dude, best films.

Frogman Henry, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

And McQueen isn't suave?

Super Cub, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

Not suave?

Super Cub, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

But yeah, Newman all the way.

Super Cub, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

Mitchum!

Does Lee Marvin really come up that much in "I'm not gay but if I was..." conversations?

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 10:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

Mitchum had the best album.

Ed, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 10:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

stevie, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 10:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

New York ILXors have just missed the end of a Lee Marvin retrospective at Lincoln Center - but you can still read my friend's loving writeup of the man here.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 12:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

No Edward Everett Horton, no cred.

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 12:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

did he jump the border between germany and switzerland on a stolen motorbike?

stevie, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 12:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

Mitchum almost bags it for being a badass dope smoker with a loungecore album but unlike Paul Newman he didn't give tons of money to the college I went to which might have found its way into my scholarship, nor did Mitchum speak at my graduation.

suzy, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 12:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

gabbneb, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 12:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

exactly what's the criteria here?

for straight dude "well, I'm not gay but if I was..."

You'll find this extra-cute when Paul Newman's posthumous in-depth biographies are written.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 13:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

I went with a combination of "whom I'd most like to be/who's movies I most enjoy watching" which led to a landslide victory for Mitchum.

Oilyrags, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 13:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

Also, his brand of deodorant is better than the rest.

Oilyrags, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 13:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

Marvin most underrated. McQueen made the fewest indelible movies.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 13:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

ghost rider, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 13:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

gabbneb, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 13:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

Notably missing: Burt Lancaaster

Oilyrags, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

he's too refined

gabbneb, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

Wait, Morbs, are you saying Newman was teh ghey?

milo z, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

So I was just saying to Steve McQueen, when he was over for dinner the other night...oh! Sorry. A poll, you say?

Laurel, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

i saw Bullitt not too long ago and it was...kind of boring! we're pretty spoiled for action movies, that really lit people on fire when it came out, right?

gff, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

omg you basically suck

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

j/k but dude

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

ffs ban gabbneb

ghost rider, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

ghost rider, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

Newman is the better twilight-years actor, McQueen is hawt in a leather-bar-fantasy kind of way, Marvin the most sinister, and Mitchum the most blasé. If I was voting on acting, I'd vote Newman, and he makes better tomato sauces too.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

ghost rider, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

ghost rider, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

ghost rider, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

ghost rider making a damned strong case

milo z, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

yeah car.jpg is pretty sweet actually

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm saying. And he hasn't even gotten to the Cape Fear jpegs yet.

Oilyrags, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

it wasn't the action, but the mystery that wasn't that tight, i guess. and this was all pre miranda? so i guess if he sees a couple dudes in a car that give him the eye he can chase them at 70mph and they'll ram into a gas station and it all blows up, and that's that. doesn't even have to figure out what they were up to?

xpost.

gff, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

seriously whatever ghost rider throws down if I wanted to I could blow it all away with a few screencaps of the sand pebbles

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

ghost rider, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

ghost rider, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

ghost rider, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

wierd - in the hat pic he looks like buster keaton! it's the eyes, never noticed that before.

gff, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

ok wtf with text intro but otherwise A++++ would buy viceroys again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ogu3773PFE

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

for my le mans bro, spencer chow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPjhb3D587Q

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

wait wait for some reason i've just found a youtube clip that is a splicing together of the sand pebbles and...the day the earth stood still?!?!

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

no youtubes of Steve going to the cooler with his baseball ;_;

milo z, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojvainvhOTw <--- this movie RULES

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

Wait, Morbs, are you saying Newman was teh ghey?

have you heard the phrase Anything That Moves? even, say, your youngstud pool-hustler co-star?

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

JACKIE GLEASON?!

ghost rider, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 15:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

No; let's just say at least PN wasn't having any Scientology...

I saw in one of those small-press books about homosexuality in the movies that Paul Newman was the first actor to say "faggot" in a Hollywood film (maybe Harper), and the author added "How ironic etc."

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 15:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

he and Joanne Woodward also spent their honeymoond "crusing" the Adriatic with....Gore Vidal.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 15:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

Can I change my vote to Jim Mitchum?

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 15:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

Did Steve McQueen do a movie with Erik Estrada?!? I THINK NOT!

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 15:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

of course they're all great but NEWMAN is the only one that's really always solid, the marrying type.

kenan, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 15:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh noes eggs

kenan, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 15:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

gabbneb, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 15:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

i kinda feel that bronson shoulda been thrown in here

s1ocki, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 16:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know you guys were so into butchness.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 16:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure how butch it really is when they all have the cheekbones of a Russian hooker.

Laurel, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 16:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

She had a lot of cheeks, what can I say.

Laurel, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 16:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

Svetlana Blojobska

remy bean, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 16:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

blowjob ska just never connected with the right audience

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 16:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

No Coburn, no credibility.

C. Grisso/McCain, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 16:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

Hud is one of my favorite movies. But I may have to go with Mitchum.

brownie, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 16:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

hmmm Steve McQueen had the best cars in LeMans though

brownie, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 16:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

kenan, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 16:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

Fast Eddie: I told you I got drunk.

Bert Gordon: Sure you got drunk. You have the best excuse in the world for losing; no trouble losing when you got a good excuse. Winning... that can be heavy on your back, too, like a monkey. You'll drop that load too when you got an excuse. All you gotta do is learn to feel sorry for yourself. One of the best indoor sports, feeling sorry for yourself. A sport enjoyed by all, especially the born losers.

Fast Eddie: Thanks for the drink.

kenan, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 16:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

shame on you for last place marvin

bobby bedelia, Sunday, 3 June 2007 00:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

We were swayed by Ghost Rider.

milo z, Sunday, 3 June 2007 00:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

R.I.P.

bobby bedelia, Sunday, 3 June 2007 00:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

Point Blank, asses

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 5 June 2007 09:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

i'm shocked

Ste, Tuesday, 5 June 2007 09:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

Robert Mitchum? Far out. Didn't think I could vote in "I'm not gay but if I was...." but I would have expected Paul Newman to be a shoe-in. Dear straight men, I fail to understand your homoerotic desires.

hobart paving, Wednesday, 6 June 2007 16:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

So, I should see "Point Blank" on TCM tonight then?

Hugh Manatee (WmC), Saturday, 12 September 2009 14:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but golly if you could see Prime Cut with the shoot-out in a field of fully grown sunflowers . . .

bamcquern, Saturday, 12 September 2009 14:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

You should see both!

Alex in SF, Saturday, 12 September 2009 14:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

PB is, as far as I can tell, the best American film of '67.

Bunch of Newman films follow it on TCM (The Long Hot Summer w/ Woodward, Welles, Lansbury, Remick).

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 12 September 2009 15:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

Summer has a couple of Newman beefcake shots and a few fat jokes b/w Lansbury and Welles.

vulva eyes (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 12 September 2009 15:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

I saw it in a revival house a loooong time ago.

The least of these 4 is easily McQueen btw.

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 12 September 2009 16:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

thx for input you guys, that's my 5-7 p.m. sorted.

Hugh Manatee (WmC), Saturday, 12 September 2009 16:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

point blank is amazing! carroll o'connor really hams it up & brings the lolz

velko, Saturday, 12 September 2009 17:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

His dialogue is really funny bcz the way Marvin implacably reacts... "I want my money."

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 12 September 2009 20:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

i feel bad that i don't secretly want to have sex with these people. lee marvin and robert mitchum? these are really secret hetero crushes? i beg to differ. paul and steve i can see. but i just don't feel that way towards them.

scott seward, Saturday, 12 September 2009 20:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

Burt Lancaster sorely missing here, but yes, Lee Marvin is underappreciated. Point Blank!

Millsner, Saturday, 12 September 2009 21:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Burt Lancaster is sort of at the tail end of your Errol Flynn and Douglas Fairbankses, and then he stopped grinning so wide and because something else entirely.

bamcquern, Saturday, 12 September 2009 21:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Lee Marvin doesn't write for Pitchfork. Just sayin'.

there's a better way to browse (Dr. Superman), Saturday, 12 September 2009 21:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

I have much cold beer and popcorn available for this.

Hugh Manatee (WmC), Saturday, 12 September 2009 21:50 (5 years ago) Permalink


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