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One of American cinemas most accomplished performers has passed away in New York City: veteran stage and screen actor Eli Wallach, who will be forever known for his role as Tuco in Sergio Leone’s classic spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, died Tuesday at the age of 98. His daughter Katherine confirmed Wallach’s passing.
Wallach was one of the most respected and prolific character actors of his generation, appearing in such disparate roles as the Mexican bandit opposite Clint Eastwood in Leone’s immortal Western, a meek, confused clerk in Eugène Ionesco’s absurdist play “Rhinoceros”, the leader of the band of marauders up against Yul Brynner’s The Magnificent Seven, a mafia don in The Godfather Part III and (believe it or not), ...
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- Anthony Vieira
Tony- and Emmy-winning actor Eli Wallach, a major proponent of “the Method” style of acting best known for his starring role in Elia Kazan’s film “Baby Doll” and for his role as villain Tuco in iconic spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” died on Tuesday, according to the New York Times. He was 98.
On the bigscreen Wallach had few turns as a leading man, but none was as strong as his first starring role in 1956’s “Baby Doll,” in which he played a leering cotton gin owner intent on seducing the virgin bride (Carroll Baker) of his business rival (Karl Malden). But he appeared in more than 80 films, offering colorful turns in character roles in movies such as “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “Nuts,” “Lord Jim,” “The Misfits” and “The Two Jakes.”
The actor, who appeared in a wide variety of stage, »
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Eli Wallach Dies
Wallach’s death was confirmed by a family member to CNN.
Over the course of his storied career, Wallach accumulated more that 150 film credits. In addition to 60s Westerns The Magnificent Seven and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, he starred in The Misfits, Lord Jim, Tour Guys, The Two Jakes, The Godfather: Part III and The Holiday. His last major motion picture was 2013’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Though film paid the bills, Wallach’s passion was the theatre. “For actors, movies are a means to an end," Wallach told The New York Times in 1973. "I go »
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