The Tough Guys And Misfits Who Beat The Germans In 'The Dirty Dozen'

By Karen Harris
Donald Sutherland and Lee Marvin in 'The Dirty Dozen.' Source: IMDB

The Dirty Dozen's cast list includes some of the greatest movie tough-guys of the late '60s, as well as a few stars you might not place in a rollicking WWII epic. As the title of the 1967 film suggests, there are a dozen central characters in the movie -- throw in their commanding officer and a few other supporting actors and you've got a locked-and-loaded roster like none other. It starts with Lee Marvin as Major Reisman, a rogue World War II major tasked with leading a band of U.S. soldiers who all have been convicted of serious crimes, some with impending death sentences.