Eli Wallach 1915 – 2014

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18 Responses to Eli Wallach 1915 – 2014

  1. Mike of Marion

    Eli Wallach in the Good, the Bad and the Ugly graveyard scene for which Ennio Morricone wrote the music “Ecstacy of Gold”. Magnificent piece of music that is a feature of Ennio Morricone’s Concerts to this day.

  2. hzhousewife

    I met Eli and his wife Ann Jackson in the early 80’s and have loved them ever since. Wonderful generous couple, fully engaged in their profession, a life well lived.
    Vale, Eli.

  3. Helen

    Bradman score. Not bad.

  4. C.L.

    Married for something like 65 years.

    Vale.

    When I saw him in the Wall Street sequel you wouldn’t back him to live another week.

    But that was four years ago.

    Very healthy, tough man.

  5. .

    You are all bastards, the sons of a thousand fathers all of you!

  6. Real Deal

    Lovers of schlocky 70s movies might remember Eli in ‘The Deep”. He played shipwreck survivor Adam Coffin beside the late, great Robert Shaw. He and Shaw had the ability to make schlock like The Deep seem impressive just to watch them. Vale Mr Wallach.

  7. eb

    Aaah! The Good, the Bad and the Ugly…my favourite movie of all-time.
    And, of course, Eli Wallach was the real star of that movie.

  8. stackja

    The Lineup (1958)

    Dancer: [as a dying Julian gasps something unintellible] Say something for the book!

    The Magnificent Seven (1960)

    Calvera: If God didn’t want them sheared, he would not have made them sheep.

    Calvera: [dying – to Chris] You came back – for a place like this. Why? A man like you. Why?

  9. manalive

    He was well into his 40s before he hit the big time and all his costars in The Misfits (1961) were dead within five years or so.

  10. Pedro the Ignorant

    Eli Wallach was one of the best “baddies” ever.

    A great actor, and a long and productive innings.

  11. cohenite

    Some prefer Once Upon a Time in the West but The GBU just edges it out IMO.

    With Lee Van Cleef gone as well there is only one left. I had forgot Lee had the tip of his middle finger missing; that’s probably what slowed him down enough for Clint to beat him.

  12. Rokdoktor

    One of my very favourite actors – always brought so much energy to his characters. I thought his portrayal of the “general” in “Lord Jim” was truly the personification of power and cruelty, and his “Tuco” in GBU is unbeatable. Vale, Mr Wallach.

    “What kind of place is this? One bastard goes in and another one comes out….”

  13. cuckoo

    Saw him just the other day as an oldtimer in the Polanski film The ghost writer and was surprised to realize he was still alive. Only a cameo, but still full of energy.

  14. Grigory M

    Eli Wallach was an excellent actor. His performance, together with those of Lee Van Cleef and Clint Eastwood, helped make The Good, The Bad and The Ugly into the quintessential spaghetti western.

  15. calli

    He was a very funny man. On Ennio Morrocone’s score:

    When I saw the movie, I said, I wish I had heard the music. I would have ridden the horse differently.

    A good innings, sir.

  16. Marlon Shakespeare

    Rest in peace Tuco.
    A fine man and a great actor.

  17. Roger

    Wonderful character actor with great screen presence.
    Very decent human being too, by all accounts.

  18. queensland observer

    I prefer the magnificent seven but it’s close call. Eli contributed greatly to my movie collection

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