Ernest Borgnine , who died Sunday at age 95, worked with some of the greatest directors of the 20th century.
He first caught the eye of moviegoers in 1953 in Fred Zinnemann's Oscar-winning best film "From Here to Eternity," in which he played the savage Fatso Judson, the sergeant of the guard of the stockade who beats Angelo Maggio (Frank Sinatra) to death.
Two years later, the burly character actor became a bona-fide star as a lonely Italian butcher desperate for love in "Marty," directed by Delbert Mann and penned by Paddy Chayesfky. The film was based on a live 1953 TV drama that starred Rod Steiger in the title role.
As wonderful as Steiger was in the role on TV, Borgnine was truly heartbreaking, especially when he tells his mother, "Ma, sooner or later, there comes a point in a man's life when he's gotta face some facts. And one fact I gotta face is that, whatever it is that women like, I ain't got."