I mentioned to the Spousal Unit that Ernest Borgnine had died and her response was “What did he play in?”  She’s not old enough to know about McHale’s Navy and not enough testosterone to care about Airwolf.  So here are some of my favorites:

The Vikings (1958) – With Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis.  Ernest Borgnine plays the father of Kirk Douglas. In real life Borgnine is one and a half months younger than Douglas.  Required Viewing.

The Dirty Dozen (1967) – With badasses Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas etc.  You can’t call yourself a man if you haven’t watched this a hundred times.  Borgnine was a WWII veteran and served 10 years in the Navy until 1945.

Ice Station Zebra (1968) – With Rock Hudson.  Pretty good cold war flick.

The Wild Bunch (1969) – With William Holden.  A good western, haven’t seen this in a long time.

The Poseidon Adventure (1972) – With Gene Hackman.  One of my favorite 70’s disaster movies.

Escape From New York (1981) – With Kurt Russell and Lee Van Cleef (another badass).  One of the greatest cult classics ever (don’t watch it Mom) and a personal favorite.

I don’t really care about actors personal lives, political beliefs etc, but from what I do know Ernest Borgnine was a class act.

Bonus Fact:  For those of you that are made to watch Spongebob Squarepants; Ernest Borgnine is the voice of superhero Mermaidman alongside Barnicle Boy (Tim Conway).  Actually pretty funny.

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One Comment on “Movies”

  1. freelancer21 Says:

    I got my exorcism while visiting the basilicas so I’m clear to watch cult classics now

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