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Los Angeles — He was a tubby tough guy with a pug of a mug, as unlikely a big-screen star or a romantic lead as could be imagined.
Yet Ernest Borgnine won a woman's love and an Academy Award in one of the great lonelyhearts roles in "Marty," a highlight in a workhorse career that spanned nearly seven decades and more than 200 film and television parts.
Borgnine, who died Sunday at 95, worked to the end. One of his final roles was a bit part as a CIA records-keeper in 2011's action comedy "Red" – fittingly for his age, a story of retired spies who show that it's never too late to remain in the game when they're pulled back into action.
"I keep telling myself, `Damn it, you gotta go to work,'" Borgnine said in a 2007 interview with The Associated Press. "But there aren't many people who want to put Borgnine to work these days. »
DVD or Blu-ray? Redbox or Netflix? Streaming? Whatever your poison, we've got the highlights and lowlights on the week's new releases -- plus exclusive previews from "The Descendants," "The Adventures of Tintin," "Young Adult" and "Happy Feet Two." Moviefone's Pick of the Week (For Adults) "The Descendants" What's It About? George Clooney stars as Matt King, a Hawaii-based lawyer struggling to raise his two daughters after his wife falls into a coma; compounding the matter is how he will deal with the news that his wife was having an affair when she had her accident. See It Because: If you're a fan of Alexander Payne's previous work ("Election," "Sideaways") then you'll enjoy this funny and heartfelt character piece. Plus you know, Hawaii always makes for a pretty background. Watch an exclusive clip from "The Descendants." Also available on Amazon Instant Video Moviefone's Pick of the Week (For Kids) "The Adventures of Tintin »
- Eric Larnick
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