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Warren D asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 9 years ago

Did you have a favorite Ernest Borgnine movie?

The one I remember best was "From Here to Eternity," but he starred in many others during his long life and career. He died Sunday at age 95. I never saw "Marty," but heard good things about it. I also remember him in the TV series and movie, "McHale's Navy." He had a pretty good range of acting talent, playing heavies as well as good guys and even doing well in comedy. Most of today's actors would be hard-pressed to show as much talent as Ernie had.


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11 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    I am with you. "From Here to Eternity" as Sargent "Fatso". I saw "Marty" as a 13 year old kid in 1955 and was impressed. The "Poseidon Adventure", he did a great job.

    Edit: I totally forgot that he was a "Tin Can Sailor". He did a lot of work for veterans and our "Tin Can" museum ships. He was a member of "Tin Can Sailors", as I am, a life member.

    Here is probably my most favorite Ernest Borgnine video.

    Us old salts loved those " Tin Cans" as he did.

    Edit: Totally forgot this one. One of the best.

    Emperor of the North (1973). Great film.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    The Catered Affair. Ernest Borgnine and Bette Davis made a great team.

  • 9 years ago

    I know itsnot his best (I hear Marty was but ive yet to see that one) but I always liked his character in The Poiseidon Adventure

  • 9 years ago

    One of the things I remember Ernest Bognine most from was his appearance on the 80's game show "Bullseye"...

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  • 9 years ago


  • He has been in several top line films.

    The Wild Bunch- its also one of Sam Peckinpah's best directed films

  • ?
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    From Here to Eternity


  • 9 years ago

    I didn't care for any of his movies, but I really appreciated what he did for veterans. He used his celebrity to help those who served in the Armed Forces, and I am eternally grateful for that.

  • eric k
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    "The Wild Bunch"

  • 9 years ago

    Dirty Dozen

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