Eli Wallach dies at 98

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posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 03:50 AM
The actor behind one of my favorite characters has died.

Character actor Wallach - who began his film career in 1956 after 10 years on stage - was admired for his wide range in a career spanning six decades.

His portrayal of bandit chief Calvera in The Magnificent Seven was regarded by many as his definitive role.

When he received an honorary Oscar in 2011, he was described as a "quintessential chameleon".

Though he was never nominated for an Oscar during his 60-year career, the Academy rewarded him in 2011 for "effortlessly inhabiting a wide range of characters, while putting his inimitable stamp on every role".


RIP Eli, you will always live in my memories as Tuco

A live well spend full of hard work and no controversies

If you would like to read more on his life and work: NYTimes

posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 03:57 AM
Awwww....that's sad news to wake up to.


posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 05:39 AM
a reply to: Indigent

Thanks for the thread, and all those unforgettable characters Eli.
I can hear the echo of "Hey BLONnndie!" and so many more
timeless lines... no clips needed.
So long Admiral, you had a great run.

posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 08:20 AM
RIP Eli. Thanks for entertaining me.

You were great in the spaghetti westerns, and I remember you for your part in an interesting (if slightly far-fetched) episode of Tales of The Unexpected.

You had a good innings.

Rest now.

posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 10:48 AM
The guy lived to be 98. Good for him. People should celebrate his life and what he achieved. The Good, The Bad, And The Yoogly is still one of my favorite movies.

posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 12:17 PM
from the movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967)

The best scene starts at 2:05
[ when you have to shoot ...... shoot, don't talk !! ]

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