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Academy's Special 2014 Honorees: Veterans Belafonte, Carrière, Miyazaki and - Finally - O'Hara

29 August 2014 4:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Honorary Oscars 2014: Hayao Miyazaki, Jean-Claude Carrière, and Maureen O’Hara; Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award goes to Harry Belafonte One good thing about the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards — an expedient way to remove the time-consuming presentation of the (nearly) annual Honorary Oscar from the TV ratings-obsessed, increasingly youth-oriented Oscar show — is that each year up to four individuals can be named Honorary Oscar recipients, thus giving a better chance for the Academy to honor film industry veterans while they’re still on Planet Earth. (See at the bottom of this post a partial list of those who have gone to the Great Beyond, without having ever received a single Oscar statuette.) In 2014, the Academy’s Board of Governors has selected a formidable trio of honorees: Japanese artist and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, 73; French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, 82; and Irish-born Hollywood actress Maureen O’Hara, »

- Andre Soares

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Movies This Week: July 11-17, 2014

11 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

The Austin Film Society is kicking off the weekend with another Free Member Friday event. Tonight, Afs Members can enjoy a program of short films at the Marchesa for free, including Kat Candler's original 2012 short Hellion (recently adapted into a terrific feature) and Todd Rohal's Rat Pack Rat, which won a special jury prize at Sundance this year. Come on out even if you're not a member for $10 general admission tickets.

Afs is also hosting some special advance screenings of Richard Linklater's acclaimed new film Boyhood (Debbie's review) this weekend. The 1 pm screening on Sunday at the Marchesa is already sold out, but a 7 pm show still has VIP tickets available that include a private dinner with the director and cast. The acclaimed documentary Manakamana is screening at the Marchesa on Tuesday evening while Sweet Dreams folows on Wednesday. Essential Cinema closes out a busy week with »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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TVLine Items: Are TV Binges Deadly? Plus: B99 Star Hosts TCA Awards, More

26 June 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

That Orange Is the New Black marathon just might “shorten your sentence,” if you catch our drift.

In a new study conducted by the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, participants who watched “three or more hours a day of television viewing had a twofold higher risk of mortality than those reporting less than one hour a day.”

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More specifically, the eight-year study found that for every two extra hours of TV-viewing, the participants — average age 37 — were 44 percent more likely »

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Eli Wallach (1915-2014)

25 June 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The great character actor Eli Wallach didn't quite make it to his centennial, dying at 98½ but at least he lived long enough to get an Honorary Oscar a few years back. The Academy honored him for "a lifetime's worth of indelible screen characters" even though they'd never nominated him.

I'm sure AMPAS didn't mean to include "Mr Freeze" on the Batman TV series as one of those characters but that's the one that's indelible for me. Is that wrong? When I was a child that show was always on through the magic of syndication. But Mr. Freeze was recast frequently (curiously enough two other Oscar favorites also played the chilly bad guy: three time nominee Otto Preminger and Oscar winner George Sanders). They rarely showed episodes in order so the memories of the faces get all jumbled up. 

He made a lot of career noise with his onscreen debut in »


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News Nuggets: Meryl Streep to play opera diva Maria Callas in HBO's 'Master Class'?'

25 June 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Columnist Liz Smith gets to the bottom of the rumors that Meryl Streep will play the legendary opera singer Maria Callas. She spoke with director Mike Nichols, who is in charge of the upcoming HBO production "Master Class," and he confirms the story from Streep's press agent Leslee Dart. The Terrence McNally play is about the late-in-life diva as she now is a teacher following the death of her lover, Aristotle Onassis. Various Broadway versions has seen Zoe Caldwell, Patti LuPone, Dixie Carter, and Tyne Daly in the lead role (with Caldwell winning a Tony Award in 1996). Will Streep and Nichols add yet another Emmy Award to their awards mantels? Huffington Post. -Break- Longtime character actor Eli Wallach dies at age 98. His lengthy feature film resume included "The Magnificent Seven," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "Baby Doll," "The Misfits," "Cinderella Liberty," and "The Godfather: Part III." He...' »

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'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' Star Eli Wallach Passes Away at Age 98

25 June 2014 9:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Legendary actor Eli Wallach, best known for his role as the villainous Tuco in The Good the Bad and the Ugly, passed away in New York City yesterday at the age of 98. The actor's passing was confirmed by his daughter, Katherine.

Born in 1915 in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, Eli Wallach began studying acting after receiving a B.A. and M.S. in education from the University of Texas and City College of New York. His acting ambitions were cut short when he was drafted to serve in World War II, but he began acting in several plays upon his return to New York in 1945. In 1948, he was one of the 20 core actors who helped found The Actor's Studio, where he honed his method acting craft.

He won a Tony Award in 1951 for his performance in Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo, which was directed by Elia Kazan. Tennessee Williams »

- MovieWeb

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Eli Wallach: A Personal Remembrance

25 June 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro Editor-in-Chief Lee Pfeiffer with Eli Wallach at The Players in New York City.


By Lee Pfeiffer

Cinema Retro mourns the loss of Eli Wallach, the prolific actor of screen, stage and television, who passed away Tuesday in his New York City home. He was 98 years old. Wallach was one of the last of the Hollywood legends. He rarely enjoyed a leading role but was considered to be one of the most respected character actors of the post-wii era. He was as diversified as a thespian could be and would play heroes, villains and knaves with equal ease. For retro movie lovers, his two most iconic performances were as the Mexican bandit Calvera in John Sturges' classic 1960 film The Magnificent Seven and as Tuco, the charismatic rogue bandit in Sergio Leone's landmark 1966 production of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Although he never won or was »

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Speed Read: Did George Clooney Just Confirm a Big Wedding Detail?

25 June 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Source: Getty / Jason Laveris George Clooney was granted two protection laws in Lake Como, Italy, preventing both paparazzi and fans from getting too close to his villa until Sept. 30. However, the local mayor says the official request for an Italian wedding has not been received yet. Benji Madden didn't confirm his relationship with Cameron Diaz completely, but he said he's "lucky" to be in a relationship during an interview with his brother. Veteran actor Eli Wallach has died at 98. His long career included costarring with Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part III and Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits. Survivor contestant Caleb Bankston, who was on the season Survivor: Blood vs. Water, died when his train was derailed in Alabama. The Notebook celebrates its 10th anniversary today. In addition to reliving all the moments that made us emotional, check out Rachel McAdams's incredible audition. Diane Sawyer stepped »

- Alyse Whitney

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Eli Wallach, 'The Good, the Bad & the Ugly' Star, Dead at 98

25 June 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

He played cotton-gin owners, military officers, monsignors, rabbis, truck drivers, Shakespearean heroes  — even a Batman villain. But Eli Wallach, who passed away at age 98 due to causes unknown, is best known to a generation of moviegoers as the ultimate bandolero-wearing bandito, thanks to two iconic roles: Calvera, the leader of the frontier thugs who terrorize a Mexican village in The Magnificent Seven (1960); and Tuco, the "ugly" of Sergio Leone's epic Spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). When you think of a stubbled outlaw villain, the kind »

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Actor Eli Wallach Dead at 98

25 June 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

“You never had a rope around your neck. Well, I’m going to tell you something. When that rope starts to pull tight, you can feel the Devil bite your ass.”

A shame when they go so young!

98! –and his last role was just four years ago! Eli Wallach had such a long and memorable career beginning with Baby Doll in 1956. It was always nice seeing him in more recent films like Eastwood’s Mystic River and in the back of my mind I would think about the great villains he played like Tuco in The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Calvera in The Magnificent Seven, and even Mr. Freeze on TV’s Batman! He was a great actor and true gentleman who, fortunately for us, led a long and active life. Wallach enjoyed a long, loving relationship with his wife of 66 years, actress Anne Jackson and is also survived by three children, »

- Tom Stockman

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Eli Wallach Has Died at the Age of 98

25 June 2014 7:16 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The first time I probably saw Eli Wallach was in the 1960s "Batman" television show as Mr. Freeze, but I don't remember anything from those episodes other than how it looked. The first time I saw Wallach and remember him from a role in a movie is probably as Don Altobello in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather: Part III. But Wallach's most memorable role, for me at least, is undoubtedly as Tuco in Sergio Leone's iconic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Today we learn Wallach is as we will remember him as he died Tuesday, June 24, at the age of 98. His death was confirmed by his daughter Katherine. Wallach's career spanned more than 60 years and also included films such as Elia Kazan's Baby Doll, Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, John Sturgess' The Magnificent Seven, John Huston's The Misfits and the massive ensemble »

- Brad Brevet

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R.I.P. Eli Wallach

25 June 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Legendary multi-award winning actor Eli Wallach died on Tuesday from natural causes. He was 98.

Wallach has appeared in more than eighty films since his first starring role in 1956's "Baby Doll," though is perhaps best remembered for his key roles in two of the most famous westerns of all time - "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" and "The Magnificent Seven".

Other films in which he often played a memorable role included his turns as Guido in "The Misfits, " The General in "Lord Jim," Napoleon in "The Adventures of Gerard", Don Altobello in "The Godfather Part III," Adam Coffin in "The Deep," Cotton Weinberger in "The Two Jakes," Donald Fallon in "The Associate," and small but key roles in more recent fare like "Mystique River," "The Ghost Writer," "The Holiday" and his final film "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps".

He has also guest starred on countless TV shows from "ER, »

- Garth Franklin

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Eli Wallach Dies at 98; Veteran Actor Starred Opposite Marilyn Monroe, Kate Winslet and More

25 June 2014 5:57 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Veteran stage, screen and TV actor Eli Wallach has died. He passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 98, his daughter Katherine confirmed to The New York Times. His acting career spanned more than 60 years and included roles alongside Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable (in 1961's The Misfits) as well as playing the villain opposite Clint Eastwood (in the 1966 Western, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly). Other memorable roles include his portrayal as a mafia don in 1990's The Godfather Part III, and in 2006, playing Kate Winslet's unlikely Bff in The Holiday. (You might remember when he told her, "You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason you are behaving like the best »

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Rip Eli Wallach

25 June 2014 5:42 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Eli Wallach, the star of many a classic Old Hollywood Western, passed away Tuesday, The New York Times reported. He was 98.

Wallach was most notably known as Tuco from Sergio Leone’s masterpiece The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, but he also worked alongside Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits, Yul Brynner in The Magnificent Seven, Al Pacino in The Godfather Part III and many more as one of the finest character actors of his day.

As an actor, he took up the “Method” school of thought and studied at the Actors Studio alongside Marlon Brando, Sidney Lumet and his eventual wife, actress Anne Jackson, with whom he leaves three children.

Wallach first came to stardom in Elia Kazan’s 1956 Baby Doll, earning him a BAFTA for Most Promising Newcomer to Film and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The Academy eventually awarded him with »

- Brian Welk

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Veteran Actor Eli Wallach Dies

25 June 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Eli Wallach, a gravelly voiced character actor who appeared alongside such giants as Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits, Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part III, died Tuesday, his daughter Katherine told The New York Times. He was 98. A recognizable screen presence since the 1950s, Wallach's beginnings were anything but star-studded. He was born Dec. 7, 1915, and grew up Jewish in a mostly Italian Brooklyn neighborhood. His immigrant Polish parents pushed him to become a teacher - he received his master's in education from the College of the »

- Stephen M. Silverman

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Veteran Actor Eli Wallach Dies

25 June 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Eli Wallach, a gravelly voiced character actor who appeared alongside such giants as Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits, Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part III, died Tuesday, his daughter Katherine told The New York Times. He was 98. A recognizable screen presence since the 1950s, Wallach's beginnings were anything but star-studded. He was born Dec. 7, 1915, and grew up Jewish in a mostly Italian Brooklyn neighborhood. His immigrant Polish parents pushed him to become a teacher - he received his master's in education from the College of the »

- Stephen M. Silverman

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Eli Wallach Has Died, Aged 98

25 June 2014 3:27 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Veteran Hollywood actor Eli Wallach has died, aged 98.

One of the stars of The Magnificent Seven and The Good The Bad And The Ugly (quite possibly The star of that movie), his death was confirmed by his daughter Katherine in the NY Times.

Wallach was well known for his villainous roles in westerns during his 60-year career – also starring in How The West Was Won and The Misfits.

His character in the movie was the bandit leader Calvera, the nemesis of the eponymous ‘seven’ gunslingers, who were led by Yul Brynner. The movie was a western remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, regarded by many as one of the most influential films of all time.

Wallach was never nominated for an Oscar but received an honourary statue in 2011 for, “effortlessly inhabiting a wide range of characters, while putting his inimitable stamp on every role”.

His other iconic role was as Tuco, »

- Mark Worgan

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Daily | Eli Wallach, 1915 – 2014

25 June 2014 2:52 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"Eli Wallach, who was one of his generation’s most prominent and prolific character actors in film, onstage and on television for more than 60 years, died on Tuesday," reports Robert Berkvist for the New York Times. "A self-styled journeyman actor, the versatile Mr. Wallach appeared in scores of roles, often with his wife, Anne Jackson. No matter the part, he always seemed at ease and in control, whether playing a Mexican bandit in the 1960 western The Magnificent Seven, a bumbling clerk in Ionesco’s allegorical play Rhinoceros, a henpecked French general in Jean Anouilh’s Waltz of the Toreadors, Clark Gable’s sidekick in The Misfits or a Mafia don in The Godfather: Part III." More remembrances… » - David Hudson »

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Eli Wallach dies at 98

25 June 2014 1:24 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Eli Wallach in The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

He was known for his roles in The Magnificent Seven, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, The Misfits and How The West Was Won, but Eli Wallach was an actor who could turn his hand to anything, a true Hollywood great who became known as 'the chameleon' over the course of his 64 year career. Now he has died at the age of 98 and tributes are pouring in from those who knew him.

The versatile star initially studied education but found his way into acting through the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York, and soon got the bug. Theatre remained his first love but he starred in over a hundred films and also found time to appear in many of the most popular television dramas of the 20th century, from Murder, She Wrote to Law & Order. He was awarded an honorary Oscar in. »

- Jennie Kermode

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In memoriam: Eli Wallach

25 June 2014 12:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Eli Wallach, star of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, has sadly passed away at the age of 98.


We're sad to report that Eli Wallach, perhaps best known for his scintillating turn as the bandit Tuco in The Good, The Bad And The Ugly has sadly passed away.

A veteran of the stage as well as a master in front of the camera, Wallach amassed a fine collection of work that began all the way back in the 1940s when he made his Broadway debut. A lover of the stage, Wallach would star in a number of Broadway productions and was rewarded with a Tony Award in 1951 for his role in Tennessee Williams's play, The Rose Tattoo.

His versatility later saw Wallach move forward into film, making his debut in 1956 film Baby Doll, a role that would propel him to greater heights as he later starred in 1960's The Magnificent Seven, »

- ryanlambie

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