Break out your Icestation Zebra DVD

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  1. Remembered for playing stockade sjt Judson

    Sgt. James R. 'Fatso' Judson: Are you sore about something?
    Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: I don't like the way you play the piano.
    [Fatso laughs]
    Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: Remember Maggio?
    Sgt. James R. 'Fatso' Judson: Oh, the wop? Yeah, real tough monkey.
    Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: You killed him.
    Sgt. James R. 'Fatso' Judson: Did I? Well if I did, he asked for it.
    Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: The Army's gonna get you sooner or later, Fatso. But before they do, I want a piece of you myself.
    [Fatso pulls out a switch blade]
    Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: I figured that.
    [pulls out a switch blade]
    Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: See this knife? This is the one you pulled on Maggio.
     
  2. 95 a fair old innings. According to wiki he was married five times and did ten years in the US navy icluding WW2. Respect.
    Although, the first image that springs to mind is Cabbie in Escape from New York.
     
  3. He played himself most of the time so the first or second generation blue collar american was easy for him.
     
  4. He was also in 'Bad Day at Black Rock', which is also a top film. I've included the scene in which Spencer Tracy hands him his arse on a plate:

    Bad Day At Black Rock scene - YouTube
     
  5. Anyone who can go from the Wild Bunch to Spongebob Squarepants is alright in my book RIP.
     
  6. He kept his hand in and wasn't afraid of doing different things.

    He was rather good in Gattaca.
     
  7. 10 Years as a Gunners mate on Destroyers prewar and WWII. Served on a flush deck four stacker in the Aleutians.
     
  8. I still have a soft spot for The Wild Bunch.

    Apart from anything else Mr Borgnine never pretended to be anything other than what he was - and he didn't try and justify his "art" with luvvyness...

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    [TR="bgcolor: #b0c4de"]
    [TH]Year[/TH]
    [TH]Award[/TH]
    [TH]Category[/TH]
    [TH]Title[/TH]
    [TH]Result[/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]1955[/TD]
    [TD]Academy Award[/TD]
    [TD]Best Actor[/TD]
    [TD]Marty[/TD]
    [TD="class: yes table-yes2, align: center"]Won[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]BAFTA Award[/TD]
    [TD]Best Foreign Actor[/TD]
    [TD="class: yes table-yes2, align: center"]Won[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Golden Globe Award[/TD]
    [TD]Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama[/TD]
    [TD="class: yes table-yes2, align: center"]Won[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]NBR Award[/TD]
    [TD]Best Actor[/TD]
    [TD="class: yes table-yes2, align: center"]Won[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]NYFCC Award[/TD]
    [TD]Best Actor[/TD]
    [TD="class: yes table-yes2, align: center"]Won[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]1962[/TD]
    [TD]Emmy Award[/TD]
    [TD]Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead)[/TD]
    [TD]McHale's Navy[/TD]
    [TD="class: no table-no2, align: center"]Nominated[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]1979[/TD]
    [TD]Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special[/TD]
    [TD]All Quiet on the Western Front[/TD]
    [TD="class: no table-no2, align: center"]Nominated[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]1999[/TD]
    [TD]Daytime Emmy Award[/TD]
    [TD]Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program[/TD]
    [TD]All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series[/TD]
    [TD="class: no table-no2, align: center"]Nominated[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]2007[/TD]
    [TD]Golden Globe Award[/TD]
    [TD]Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television[/TD]
    [TD]A Grandpa for Christmas[/TD]
    [TD="class: no table-no2, align: center"]Nominated[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]2009[/TD]
    [TD]Emmy Award[/TD]
    [TD]Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama[/TD]
    [TD]ER[/TD]
    [TD="class: no table-no2, align: center"]Nominated[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]2009[/TD]
    [TD]Lifetime Achievement Award[/TD]
    [TD]from the Rhode Island International Film Festival[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="class: yes table-yes2, align: center"]Won[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]2011[/TD]
    [TD]Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award[/TD]
    [TD]from the Screen Actors Guild[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="class: yes table-yes2, align: center"]Won[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    Borgnine joined the United States Navy in 1935, after graduation from James Hillhouse High School[SUP][5][/SUP] in New Haven, Connecticut. He was discharged in 1941, re-enlisted after Pearl Harbor, and served until 1945 (a total of ten years), reaching the rank of gunner's mate 1st class. He served aboard the destroyer USS Lamberton. His military decorations include the Navy Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
    Borgnine received the honorary rating of chief petty officer in October 2004 from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Terry D. Scott for Borgnine's support of the Navy and naval families worldwide.

    Also in 1996, Borgnine toured the United States on a bus to meet his fans and see the country. The trip was the subject of a 1997 documentary, Ernest Borgnine on the Bus. He also served one year as the Chairman of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, visiting patients in many Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.
    Borgnine was a Freemason in Hollywood Lodge No. 355, and a 33rd° Scottish Rite Mason in the Southern Masonic Jurisdiction. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose at that organization's Lodge in Junction City, Oregon. He volunteered to be Stories of Service National spokesman, urging his fellow World War II vets to come forward and share their stories.



    Good on you Ernest - I enjoyed your films. RIP

    Rodney2q
     
  9. I like the fact that, like Douglas Fairbanks Jr, he did his bit in uniform, but never traded on it, unlike some actors who shall remain nameless, and some who actually INVENTED a military record for publicity.

    Never what one might call a thespian, he was in my opinion eminently watchable.

    RIP.
     
  10. Borgnine didn't just do his bit, he was a pre-war regular in the USN, who enlisted in 1935 and was discharged in 1945 as a chief petty officer.
     
  11. In the greater scheme of things we all just do our bit. Small cogs in a truly massive wheel. Doesn't mean we are any less important.

    I must admit that my military career was less than exciting, I just did my bit and I am so FIERCELY proud of being part of the green machine, but I know that as small cogs go, I was one of the tiny ones... As are we all.

    It was not my intention to denigrate or belittle.