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RIP Eli Wallach

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  1. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/25/movies/eli-wallach-multifaceted-actor-dies-at-98.html

    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. He was 98.

    His death was confirmed by his daughter Katherine.

    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.”
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  2. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    My favorite role he played...Tuco
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  3. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    Mine too.
  4. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    98. And was working until fairly recently. That is about as much as anyone could ever expect. Talking about someone who had a total life you are talking Eli Wallach.
  5. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    Rest in peace, Tuco.
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  6. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Wow he sure had a full life! RIP.
  7. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Almost 100 years... What he saw, went through... Evolution of the times/world. That's something.

    I liked him as that sneak Don Altobello.
  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    RIP.

    If anything, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" was his film.
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  9. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Don Altobello in GF. He should have left the Canollies and taken the gun.

    Tuko was my favorite role of his as well.

    RIP Eli Herschel Wallach.
  10. jubal

    jubal Active Member

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    And another good one rides away.
    R.I.P. mister Wallach
  11. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I read someplace that not long ago, both Eli and Clint Eastwood went into the studio and added some new audio to "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly". Supposedly there were scenes that didn't make the final cut that needed audio to be complete. One scene had to do with how the "Angel Eyes" character ended up in the Union Army.
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    That is something to think about as well. He was born in 1918, I think. LAST year of the First World War. He came of age during the great depression. Saw WW2 and everything after that. Watched the world change in ways no one who was born at that time could have imagined.
  13. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    1915

    Agreed. The wars... All of them, Vietnam, Great Depression, radio, then b/w tv then color tv, Hiroshima, Pearl Harbor, Kennedy assignation, rise and evolution of internet, cell phones, video conferencing, 9/11.....

    The world through his eyes... Wonder if he ever did a memoir/book?
  14. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Well-Known Member

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    "Don't leave me here Blondie!!"
  15. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    "You're the son of a thousand fathers! All bastids just like you!"

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