Eli Wallach

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    • Eli Wallach


      Information From IMDb

      Date of Birth
      7 December 1915,
      Brooklyn, New York, USA

      5' 7" (1.70 m)

      Anne Jackson (5 March 1948 - present) 3 children

      Graduated from The University of Texas at Austin - BA '36.

      Was almost killed during the train scene in Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966). He was asked by Sergio Leone to do the scene again, and he then replied: "I'll never do that again!"

      Turned down the role in From Here to Eternity (1953) that won Frank Sinatra an Oscar.

      Was trained at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.

      One of three actors to play the character of Mr. Freeze on "Batman" (1966). (The other two were George Sanders and Otto Preminger). He once said that he has received more fan mail for that role than for any other role he has ever done.

      Father of Peter Wallach, Katherine Wallach and Roberta Wallach.

      Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1998. His wife Anne Jackson was named "Queen of Brooklyn" at the same festival.

      His performance as Alvaro Mangiacavallo in "The Rose Tattoo" opposite Maureen Stapleton as Serafina won him a Theare World Award and the 1951 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play.

      Was credited with his first Broadway appearance in Harry Kleiner's "Skydrift" in 1945, the play in which Rita Moreno made her Broadway debut. The play closed after seven performances. Also appeared as a soothsayer in Katharine Cornell's 1947 production of William Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra." Other cast members in minor roles included Charlton Heston, Maureen Stapleton and Joseph Wiseman. Among the other Broadway plays he has appeared in are "Mr. Roberts," "The Rose Tattoo," "Camino Real," "The Teahouse of the August Moon," "Rhinoceros" and "Luv.".

      Appeared with Steve McQueen in both his first major successful film (The Magnificent Seven (1960)) and his last ever film (The Hunter (1980)).

      He is perhaps best known for his role as the lead bandit Calvera in The Magnificent Seven (1960). Although his character is eventually defeated in the film, he has outlived six of the seven stars, as Robert Vaughn is the only one who is still alive as of 2006, despite the fact that he is older than all of them except for Yul Brynner.

      He, his wife Anne Jackson and their daughter, Roberta Wallach, have all made guest appearances in "Law & Order" (1990) in different episodes.

      In the "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) episode "A Good Year for Murder", he played a dying man, Salatore Gambini, who committed a murder because he had nothing to lose. In the "Law & Order" (1990) episode "The Working Stiff", he played a character, Simon Vilanis, who was suspected of committing a murder for the same reason although he ultimately proved to be innocent.

      Appeared with Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable in their final completed films: The Hunter (1980) and The Misfits (1961) (for both Monroe and Gable) respectively.

      Has a brother and two sisters, all of whom became teachers.

      He served for five years in the Army's Medical Administrative Corps during World War II, eventually attaining the rank of captain.

      He has three grandsons.

      There was no official theater department at the University of Texas when he attended, so he joined a student organization called The Curtain Club to put on plays. One of the other students involved was future Governor of Texas John Connally.

      In 1966, he starred in "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" with Clint Eastwood. Thirty-seven years later, Eastwood directed Wallach in "Mystic River.".

      Is blind in the left eye due to a stroke.

      While attending The University of Texas he acted in many student plays and in one he costarred with Walter Cronkite.

      He has had two hip replacements and has arthritis in his back.

      One of his fellow students at Parsons New School for Social Research in New York was Marlon Brando.

      Turned down the lead role of Harry Berlin in Luv (1967) that was eventually played by Jack Lemmon.

      In an interview on "Fresh Air", HE explained to Terri Gross that he learned to ride horses at the University of Texas: he took care of the polo ponies. During the filming of the "Magnificent Seven", each morning he would ride a few hours with his gang.

      Mini Biography
      One of Hollywood's finest character / method actors, Eli Wallach has been in demand for over fifty years on stage and screen and has worked alongside the biggest stars including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole, and Al Pacino, to name but a few.

      Wallach was born on 7 December 1915 in Brooklyn, New York to Jewish parents, and subsequently became one of the few Jewish kids growing up in an Italian neighborhood. He went on to graduate with a B.A. from the University of Texas in Austin, but gained his dramatic training with the Actors Studio and the Neighbourhood Playhouse. He made his debut on Broadway in 1945, and won a Tony Award in 1951 for portraying "Alvaro Mangiaco" in the Tennessee Williams play "The Rose Tattoo".

      Eli made a strong screen debut in 1956 in the film production of the Tennessee William's play Baby Doll (1956), then shone in the film noir The Lineup (1958), and co-starred in the heist film Seven Thieves (1960). Director John Sturges then cast Wallach as the vicious Mexican bandit "Calvera" in The Magnificent Seven (1960), the western adaptation of the Akira Kurosawa epic _Schichinin no Samurai (1954)_ . By all reports, Wallach could not ride a horse prior to making "TMS", however with expert tutelage from the Mexican stunt riders, he made it look easy! He next appeared in the superb The Misfits (1961), in the star spangled western opus How the West Was Won (1962), the under rated WW2 film The Victors (1963), as a kidnapper in The Moon-Spinners (1964), in the sea epic Lord Jim (1965), and in the romantic comedy How to Steal a Million (1966).

      Looking for a third lead actor in the final episode of the "Dollars Trilogy", Italian director Sergio Leone then cast the versatile Wallach as the lying, two-faced, money hungry (but somehow lovable) bandit "Tuco" in the spectacular Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) (aka "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"), arguably his most memorable performance.

      He kept busy throughout the remainder of the 60s and into the 70s with good roles in Mackenna's Gold (1969), Cinderella Liberty (1973), Crazy Joe (1974), The Deep (1977) and as Steve McQueen bail buddy in The Hunter (1980).

      The 1980s was an interesting period for Wallach as he then became regularly cast as an aging doctor, a mafia figure or an over-the-hill hit man, such as in _Executioner's Song, The (1982)_ , "Our Family Honor" (1985), Tough Guys (1986), Nuts (1987), The Two Jakes (1990) and as the candy addicted "Don Altabello" in The Godfather: Part III (1990). At 75+ years of age, Wallach's quality of work was still first class and into the 1990s and beyond, he has remained in demand. He lent fine support to Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride (1991) (TV), Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992) (TV), Naked City: Justice with a Bullet (1998) (TV) and Keeping the Faith (2000). Most recently Wallach showed up as a fast talking liquor store owner in Mystic River (2003) and in the comedic drama King of the Corner (2004).

      In early 2005, Eli Wallach released his much anticipated autobiography, "The Good, The Bad And Me: In My Anecdotage", a wonderfully enjoyable read from one of the screen's most inventive and enduring actors.
      IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse4

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      4. Vote and Die: Liszt for President (2008) .... Joe Nightingale
      5. Mama's Boy (2007) .... Seymour Warburton
      6. The Holiday (2006) .... Arthur Abbott
      7. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" .... Eli Weinraub (1 episode, 2006) - The Wrap Party (2006) TV episode .... Eli Weinraub
      8. The Hoax (2006) .... Noah Dietrich
      9. "Stroker and Hoop" .... Narrator (1 episode, 2005) - I Saw Stroker Killing Santa (2005) TV episode (voice) .... Narrator
      10. A Taste of Jupiter (2005) .... Arturo
      11. "Character Studies" (2005) TV series .... Host (unknown episodes)
      12. The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation (2005) (voice) .... The Father
      13. The Easter Egg Adventure (2004) (voice) .... Narrator
      14. King of the Corner (2004) .... Sol Spivak
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      16. Mystic River (2003) (uncredited) .... Mr. Loonie, Liquor Store Owner
      17. "ER" .... Mr. Langston (1 episode, 2003) - A Boy Falling Out of the Sky (2003) TV episode .... Mr. Langston
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      - Genesis (2002) TV episode .... Jay Bickford
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      22. "The Job" .... Mr. Weiss (1 episode, 2002) - Betrayal (2002) TV episode .... Mr. Weiss
      23. Monday Night Mayhem (2002) (TV) .... Leonard Goldenson
      24. "100 Centre Street" .... Joe Franlangelo (1 episode, 2001 - Kids: Part 1 (2001) TV episode .... Joe Franlangelo
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      26. Keeping the Faith (2000) .... Rabbi Ben Lewis
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      28. Naked City: Justice with a Bullet (1998) (TV) .... Deluca
      29. The Associate (1996) .... Donald Fallon
      30. Larry's Visit (1996)
      31. Two Much (1995) .... Sheldon Dodge
      32. Caro dolce amore (1994))
      33. Vendetta II: The New Mafia (1993) (TV) .... Frank Latella
      34. "Tribeca" .... Joe (1 episode, 1993) - Stepping Back (1993) TV episode .... Joe
      35. Lincoln (1992) (TV) (voice) .... William Crook
      36. Night and the City (1992) .... Peck
      37. Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992) (TV) .... Bill Presser
      ... aka Power Play: The Jackie Presser Story (UK: video title)
      38. "Law & Order" .... Simon Vilanis (1 episode, 1992) - The Working Stiff (1992) TV episode .... Simon Vilanis
      39. Mistress (1992) .... George Lieberhof
      40. Legacy of Lies (1992) (TV) .... Moses Resnick
      41. Article 99 (1992) .... Sam Abrams
      42. Nonesense and Lullabyes: Nursery Rhymes (1992) (V)
      43. Nonesense and Lullabyes: Poems (1992) (V)
      44. Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride (1991) (TV) .... Frank Latella
      45. "L.A. Law" .... Judge Adam Biel (1 episode, 1991) - There Goes the Judge (1991) TV episode .... Judge Adam Biel
      46. The Godfather: Part III (1990) .... Don Altobello
      47. The Two Jakes (1990) .... Cotton Weinberger
      48. "CBS Schoolbreak Special" .... Ira Abrams (1 episode, 1989) - A Matter of Conscience (1989) TV episode .... Ira Abrams
      49. "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" .... Yosef Kandinsky (1 episode, 1988) - Kandinsky's Vault (1988) TV episode .... Yosef Kandinsky
      50. "Murder, She Wrote" .... Salatore Gambini (1 episode, 1988) - A Very Good Year for Murder (1988) TV episode .... Salatore Gambini
      51. The Impossible Spy (1987) (TV) .... Yacov
      52. Nuts (1987) .... Dr. Herbert A. Morrison
      53. "Highway to Heaven" .... Gene Malloy / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
      - A Father's Faith (1987) TV episode .... Gene Malloy
      - To Bind the Wounds (1986) TV episode .... Tim Charles
      54. "Worlds Beyond" .... Charles (1 episode, 1987) - The Black Tomb (1987) TV episode .... Charles
      55. Something in Common (1986) (TV) .... Norman Voss
      56. Tough Guys (1986) .... Leon B. Little
      57. Rocket to the Moon (1986) (TV) .... Mr. Prince
      58. Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985) (TV) .... Dr. Huffman
      59. "Our Family Honor" (1985) TV series .... Vincent Danzig (unknown episodes)
      60. Our Family Honor (1985) (TV) .... Vincent Danzig
      61. Embassy (1985) (TV) .... Joe Verga
      62. "Christopher Columbus" (1985) TV mini-series .... Father Hernando De Talavera
      63. Sam's Son (1984) .... Sam Orowitz
      64. Anatomy of an Illness (1984) (TV) .... Dr. William Hitzig
      65. The Executioner's Song (1982) (TV) .... Uncle Vern Damico
      66. The Wall (1982) (TV) .... Mauritzi Apt
      67. Skokie (1981) (TV) .... Bert Silverman
      ... aka Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns (UK)
      68. "Tales of the Unexpected" .... Gerry Williams (1 episode, 1981) - Shatterproof (1981) TV episode .... Gerry Williams
      69. The Pride of Jesse Hallam (1981) (TV) .... Sal Galucci
      70. The Salamander (1981) .... General Leporello
      71. Fugitive Family (1980) (TV) .... Olan Vacio
      72. The Hunter (1980) .... Ritchie Blumenthal
      73. Winter Kills (1979) .... Joe Diamond
      74. Firepower (1979) .... Sal Hyman
      75. Circle of Iron (1978) .... Man-in-Oil
      76. Movie Movie (1978) .... Vince Marlow/Pop
      77. The Pirate (1978) (TV) .... Ben Ezra
      78. Girlfriends (1978) .... Rabbi Gold
      79. Squadra antimafia (1978) (as Ely Wallach) .... Gerolamo Giarra
      80. The Deep (1977) .... Adam Coffin
      81. The Domino Principle (1977) .... General Reser
      82. Nasty Habits (1977) .... Monsignor
      83. "Seventh Avenue" (1977) TV mini-series .... Gus Farber
      84. The Sentinel (1977) .... Det. Gatz
      85. Independence (1976) .... Benjamin Franklin
      86. 20 Shades of Pink (1976) (TV)
      87. ...e tanta paura (1976) .... Pietro Riccio
      88. Attenti al buffone (1976) .... Cesare - A Question of Answers (1975) TV episode .... Lee Curtin
      90. Bianco, il giallo, il nero, Il (1975) .... Sheriff Edward Gideon/aka Black Jack
      91. Paradise Lost (1974) (TV) .... Leo
      92. Houston, We've Got a Problem (1974) (TV) .... Narrator, off-screen
      93. Crazy Joe (1974) .... Don Vittorio
      94. "Great Mysteries" .... Fuzzy (1 episode, 1974) - Compliments of the Season (1974) TV episode .... Fuzzy
      95. Indict and Convict (1974) (TV) .... DeWitt Foster
      96. Cinderella Liberty (1973) .... Lynn Forshay
      97. Ultima chance, L' (1973) .... Joe
      ... aka Last Chance
      ... aka Last Chance for a Born Loser
      ... aka Motel of Fear (UK)
      ... aka Stateline Motel (USA)
      98. A Cold Night's Death (1973) (TV) .... Dr. Frank Enari
      ... aka The Chill Factor
      99. ¡Viva la muerte... tua! (1971) .... Max Lozoya
      ... aka Don't Turn the Other Cheek (USA)
      100. Romance of a Horsethief (1971) .... Kifke
      101. "The Young Lawyers" .... James Johnson Scott (1 episode, 1971) - Legal Maneuver (1971) TV episode .... James Johnson Scott
      102. The Typists (1971) (TV) .... Paul Cunningham
      103. Zigzag (1970) .... Mario Gambretti
      104. The People Next Door (1970) .... Arthur Mason
      105. The Angel Levine (1970) .... Delicatessen Clerk
      106. The Adventures of Gerard (1970) .... Napoleon
      107. Mackenna's Gold (1969) .... Ben Baker
      108. Cerveau, Le (1969) .... Frankie Scannapieco
      ... aka The Brain (USA)
      109. Quattro dell'Ave Maria, I (1968) .... Cacopoulos
      ... aka Ace High (UK) (USA)
      110. A Lovely Way to Die (1968) .... Tennessee Fredericks
      ... aka A Lovely Way to Go
      111. How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968) .... Harry Hunter
      112. "CBS Playhouse" .... Douglas Lambert (1 episode, 1967)
      - Dear Friends (1967) TV episode .... Douglas Lambert
      113. The Tiger Makes Out (1967) .... Ben Harris
      114. "Batman" .... Mr. Freeze (2 episodes, 1967)
      - The Duo Defy (1967) TV episode .... Mr. Freeze
      - Ice Spy (1967) TV episode .... Mr. Freeze
      115. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) .... Tuco
      ... aka The Good, the Ugly, the Bad (USA: literal English title)
      ... aka The Magnificent Rogues (UK)
      116. How to Steal a Million (1966) .... Davis Leland
      ... aka How to Steal a Million Dollars and Live Happily Ever After
      ... aka William Wyler's How to Steal a Million (USA: complete title)
      117. Poppies Are Also Flowers (1966) .... 'Happy' Locarno
      ... aka Danger Grows Wild (UK)
      ... aka Mohn ist auch eine Blume (Austria)
      ... aka Opération opium (France)
      ... aka The Opium Connection (USA: video title)
      ... aka The Poppy Is Also a Flower (USA: promotional title)
      118. Genghis Khan (1965) .... Shah of Khwarezm
      ... aka Dschingis Khan (West Germany)
      ... aka Dzingis-Kan
      119. Lord Jim (1965) .... The General
      120. Kisses for My President (1964) .... Valdez
      121. The Moon-Spinners (1964) .... Stratos
      122. Act One (1963) .... Warren Stone
      123. The Victors (1963) .... Sgt. Craig
      124. How the West Was Won (1962) .... Charlie Gant
      125. "The Dick Powell Show" .... Manny Jacobs (1 episode, 1962)
      ... aka The Dick Powell Theatre (USA: new title)
      - Tomorrow, the Man (1962) TV episode .... Manny Jacobs
      126. Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962) .... John
      ... aka Adventures of a Young Man (UK)
      ... aka Ernest Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (USA: complete title)
      127. "Naked City" .... Det. Bane / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1962)
      - A Run for the Money (1962) TV episode .... George Manin
      - A Death of Princes (1960) TV episode .... Det. Bane
      128. The Misfits (1961) .... Guido
      129. The Magnificent Seven (1960) .... Calvera
      130. Seven Thieves (1960) .... Poncho/Baron von Roelitz
      131. "Play of the Week" (1 episode, 1960)
      - Lullaby (1960) TV episode
      132. Lullaby (1960) (TV) .... Johnny Horton
      133. "Goodyear Theatre" .... Joseph Lanowski (1 episode, 1960)
      ... aka Award Theatre (USA: syndication title)
      ... aka Golden Years of Television (USA: cable TV title)
      - Birthright (1960) TV episode .... Joseph Lanowski
      134. "The DuPont Show of the Month" .... Cervantes' Manservant / ... (1 episode, 1959)
      - I, Don Quixote (1959) TV episode .... Sancho Panza / Cervantes' Manservant
      135. "Playhouse 90" .... Rafael / ... (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
      - For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 2 (1959) TV episode .... Rafael
      - For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 1 (1959) TV episode .... Rafael
      - The Blue Men (1959) TV episode
      - The Plot to Kill Stalin (1958) TV episode .... Poskrebyshev
      136. "Hallmark Hall of Fame" .... Dauphin / ... (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
      ... aka Hallmark Television Playhouse
      - The Gift of the Magi (1958) TV episode .... Narrator
      - The Lark (1957) TV episode .... Dauphin
      137. "Shirley Temple's Storybook" .... Simon (1 episode, 1958)
      ... aka The Shirley Temple Theatre (USA: third season title)
      - The Emperor's New Clothes (1958) TV episode .... Simon
      138. "Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse" .... Raymond Perez (1 episode, 1958)
      ... aka Desilu Playhouse
      - My Father, the Fool (1958) TV episode .... Raymond Perez
      139. "Suspicion" (1 episode, 1958)
      - The Death of Paul Dane (1958) TV episode
      140. The Lineup (1958) .... Dancer
      141. Where Is Thy Brother? (1958) (TV) .... Dan
      142. "Climax!" .... Albert Anastasia (1 episode, 1958)
      ... aka Climax Mystery Theater (USA)
      - Albert Anastasia - His Life and Death (1958) TV episode .... Albert Anastasia
      143. "BBC Sunday Night Theatre" .... George Simon (1 episode, 1957)
      - Counsellor at Law (1957) TV episode .... George Simon
      144. "The Seven Lively Arts" (1 episode, 1957)
      - The World of Nick Adams (1957) TV episode
      145. "Studio One" .... Peter Hendon (2 episodes, 1952-1957)
      ... aka Studio One Summer Theatre (USA: summer title)
      ... aka Studio One in Hollywood (USA: new title)
      ... aka Summer Theatre (USA: summer title)
      ... aka Westinghouse Studio One (USA)
      ... aka Westinghouse Summer Theatre (USA: summer title)
      - The Man Who Wasn't Himself (1957) TV episode .... Peter Hendon
      - Stan, the Killer (1952) TV episode
      146. Baby Doll (1956) .... Silva Vacarro
      147. "The Kaiser Aluminum Hour" .... Cristof (1 episode, 1956) - A Fragile Affair (1956) TV episode .... Cristof
      148. "The Philco Television Playhouse" .... Nacho (4 episodes, 1949-1955)
      - The Outsiders (1955) TV episode .... Nacho
      - Shadow of the Champ (1955) TV episode
      - The Baby (1953) TV episode
      - The Beautiful Bequest (1949) TV episode
      149. "Kraft Television Theatre" (1 episode, 1954)- Delicate Story (1954) TV episode
      150. "Goodyear Television Playhouse" (1 episode, 1954) - The Brownstone (1954) TV episode
      151. "The Web" (1 episode, 1952) - Deadlock (1952) TV episode
      152. "Armstrong Circle Theatre" (1 episode, 1952) - The Portrait (1952) TV episode
      153. "Lights Out" (1 episode, 1951) - Rappaccini's Daughter (1951) TV episode

      1. The Tiger Makes Out (1967) (producer) (uncredited)

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Western Srcreen Legends- Eli Wallach

      Eli Herschel Wallach is an American film, television and stage actor
      whose career has spanned more than six decades, beginning in late 1940s.
      For his performance as Silva Vacarro in Baby Doll, he won a BAFTA Award
      for Best Newcomer and a Golden Globe nomination. Among his most famous roles are
      Calvera in The Magnificent Seven (1960), Guido in The Misfits (1961),
      and Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).
      Other notable portrayals include Don Altobello in The Godfather Part III,
      Cotton Weinberger in The Two Jakes (both 1990), and Arthur Abbott in The Holiday (2006).
      One of America's most prolific screen actors,
      Wallach has remained active well into his nineties,
      with roles as recently as 2010 in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and The Ghost Writer.

      Wallach has received BAFTA Awards, Tony Awards and Emmy Awards for his work,
      and received an Honorary Academy Award at the 2nd Annual Governors Awards, presented on November 13, 2010.

      Probably one of the most inventive and enduring character actors of all time.
      I know from comments made on this board, that he is a true favourite with Duke fans.
      Eli has worked alongside the biggest stars including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen,
      Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole, and Al Pacino
      , to name but a few.

      Appeared with Steve McQueen in both his first major successful film
      Magnificent Seven (1960)) and his last ever film The Hunter (1980)).

      He is perhaps best known for his role as the lead bandit Calvera in The Magnificent Seven (1960).
      Although his character is eventually defeated in the film,
      he has outlived six of the seven stars, as Robert Vaughn
      is the only one who is still alive as of 2006,
      despite the fact that he is older than all of them except for Yul Brynner.

      Some great western parts, in movies like The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
      and MacKenna's Gold, made Eli Wallach a legend.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Western Screen Legends- Eli Wallach

      I admit I was never much of a fan of his, that is-until I saw him in Tough Guys and then The Magnificent Seven. I'm glad he's had a long life and hope he will keep making movies.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: Screen Legends- Eli Wallach

      Eli Wallach is a movie star? Yes, just like Yogi Berra is a great baseball player. Probably the Clint Eastwood movies made him.
      I like him.
      "A people that values their Privileges above it's Principles. Soon looses both." Dwight Eisenhower
    • Re: Screen Legends- Eli Wallach

      Ninetyeight is a pretty good run, but I'm sorry that he will not appear in any more films. Mr. Wallach always made me smile, even when he was playing a psycho killer in "The Lineup".
      He never knew why John Sturges selected him to play Calvera in "The Magnificent Seven", after all he was a Jewish stage actor from New York City who had never rode a horse before. He also drove Sturges nuts because he always had to look down whenever he holstered his six gun.
      "Tough Guys" was a comedy pairing of two screen icons - Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster - but Eli stole the movie as Leon B. Little, a myopic shotgun toting loony hell bent on killing them both.

      Thanks for all the fond memories Eli, and Vaya con Dios.
    • Re: Screen Legends- Eli Wallach

      Gorch said it well, I agree. He also was in Clint Eastwoods movie, The good, the bad, and the ugly. Wherever he acted he stood out. What a life as one of the most respected actors and people around.
      "A people that values their Privileges above it's Principles. Soon looses both." Dwight Eisenhower
    • Re: General "RIP" announcements that might be of interest

      What?! Eli Wallach died. RIP 98 years young.
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    • Re: General "RIP" announcements that might be of interest

      i like him in the movie with yul brynner he was good in that and some others

      Big Jake Jr. wrote:

      Rest In Peace Eli Wallach.

      Rest In Peace Terry Richards.

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