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Veteran Actor Eli Wallach Dies
People Magazine ^ | 6/25/2014 | Stephen M. Silverman

Posted on 06/25/2014 5:32:00 AM PDT by MamaTexan

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.

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A sad 'goodbye' to another movie great.
1 posted on 06/25/2014 5:32:00 AM PDT by MamaTexan
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To: MamaTexan

If you’re going to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk.
Tuco


2 posted on 06/25/2014 5:33:45 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: MamaTexan

I really liked this actor and I do not say that about many of them.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 5:35:41 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: MamaTexan

"When its time to shoot, just shoot. Don't talk!"

4 posted on 06/25/2014 5:38:30 AM PDT by Lockbar (What would Vlad The Impaler do?)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

LOL! I think Wallach’s Tuco character surprised everyone. It takes a darn good actor to endear the audience to a bad guy...especially back then.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 5:39:19 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

The best line from the movie and one of the most memorable lines ever from a western.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 5:39:25 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: MamaTexan

I never knew that guy in the Eastwood movie played the old guy in the God Father until I googled up images to see who he was.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 5:39:38 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: MamaTexan

Great character actor.

RIP Tiger.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 5:40:26 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: MamaTexan

Was the Ugly Lee Van Cleef or Eli Wallach?


9 posted on 06/25/2014 5:41:51 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Slump Tester
Godfather 3....don't forget the 3

worst godfather ever.

10 posted on 06/25/2014 5:43:02 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Americanexpat
I like him, too. One of the few where I would watch a move (no matter the genre) just because he was in it.

I didn't realize it, but in 2005, he released his autobiography, "The Good, The Bad And Me: In My Anecdotage". I'm definitely looking forward to reading it.

11 posted on 06/25/2014 5:43:33 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Zhang Fei

12 posted on 06/25/2014 5:45:11 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

That and his hyper-fast sign of the cross were priceless.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 5:48:14 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: MamaTexan

He was also one of three actors to play “Mr. Freeze” in the 1960s “Batman” TV show (The others were Otto Premminger and George Sanders.)


14 posted on 06/25/2014 5:49:14 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Slump Tester

Wallach acted over such a long period of time, I think a lot of people would be surprised how many movies they had seen him in without even knowing it.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 5:49:39 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: MamaTexan
So long, Blondie!


16 posted on 06/25/2014 5:51:37 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: MamaTexan
Many of us are reminded of our own mortality, and short time here, as we read of people we know or are familiar with.

Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

THEN get political (or whatever)

17 posted on 06/25/2014 5:51:48 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: MamaTexan

A sad goodbye, indeed!

The bad guy from ‘The Magnificent Seven’, and ‘The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly’.

The only bad guy, able to do his own gunsmithing!


18 posted on 06/25/2014 5:52:15 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: MamaTexan
A long List Over Here
19 posted on 06/25/2014 5:54:20 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: GreenHornet
He was also one of three actors to play “Mr. Freeze” in the 1960s “Batman”

Yes...and it really confused me when I was a kid. I was clueless as to WHY the way Mr. Freeze looked kept changing! :-)

20 posted on 06/25/2014 5:54:23 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: MamaTexan

TUCO!!!!


21 posted on 06/25/2014 5:55:18 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Terry L Smith
My Dad was a huge fan of Westerns. It was the ONLY type of movie we went to the theater for (back when your choices were TV, theater or nothin').

Now that I think back on it, I probably saw more of Wallach's work than just about anyone else's.

22 posted on 06/25/2014 6:00:04 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Zhang Fei
Was the Ugly Lee Van Cleef or Eli Wallach?

LOL! I see someone has answered your question, but that one confused me for the longest time, too. Particularly since I though Van Cleef was actually the better-looking one....maybe it was the hair. :-)

23 posted on 06/25/2014 6:04:06 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: MamaTexan

Charlie Gant, “How The West Was Won”. Some fight.

Eli Wallach, RIP.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 6:12:39 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Vaquero

One of the best! The standard he set makes it really tough to watch some of today’s (supposedly) ‘good’ actors. There’s just no comparison.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 6:13:57 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Lockbar
One of the greatest!


"If God didn't want them sheared, he would not have made them sheep."
(The Magnificent Seven)

26 posted on 06/25/2014 6:20:14 AM PDT by drpix
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To: MamaTexan

Some terrific memories will remain. Great actor.


27 posted on 06/25/2014 6:20:21 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Zhang Fei

Wallach was the ugly, at least according to the end credits.


28 posted on 06/25/2014 6:29:39 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: drpix

“In Texas...only Texans can rob banks...”


29 posted on 06/25/2014 6:31:04 AM PDT by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: MamaTexan

One of my favorites, and he always seemed like a pleasant guy off-camera. He also had one of the longest Hollywood marriages: sixty-six years to Anne Jackson.

RIP.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 6:34:56 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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He also had one of the longest Hollywood marriages: sixty-six years to Anne Jackson.

That says a lot about him right there.

31 posted on 06/25/2014 6:49:46 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Obama - The Scandal a Week President.)
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To: MamaTexan

Eli Wallach also turned down the role of Maggio in “From Here To Eternity” and Frank Sinatra got that role and an Oscar for it.


32 posted on 06/25/2014 6:55:51 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Captain Peter Blood

I didn’t know that one, thanks!


33 posted on 06/25/2014 6:56:44 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: knarf; All
Thanks for the link!

I was reading through his personal quotes, and it didn't take long to find a favorite-

The subtitle [of his memoir "The Good, the Bad and Me"] is "In My Anecdotage". Bill Clinton asked me if he could use it, and I said, "You sold two million copies of your book. How dare you try to steal my subtitle!".

ROFLMAO!

34 posted on 06/25/2014 7:01:49 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Doctor 2Brains; Lockbar; driftless2

His quote lives forever in gun lore as good advice.

Oddly enough, in the gun store scene in The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, everything Eli Wallach does with the guns was completely unscripted. He knew little about guns, so he was instructed to do whatever he wanted. To this day, gun store owners have noted that many people buying revolvers rotate the cylinder to try and hear something.


35 posted on 06/25/2014 7:04:17 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: MamaTexan
His best work can be seen here.
36 posted on 06/25/2014 7:46:03 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: MamaTexan

He played a great bad guy.


37 posted on 06/25/2014 7:52:31 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: MamaTexan

RIP, Mr. Wallach.

You brought great entertainment to many over a lot of years.


38 posted on 06/25/2014 9:57:07 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Zhang Fei

Eli. Lee was ‘bad’..........................


39 posted on 06/25/2014 10:53:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
He was pretty sharp then because listening for proper timing and indexing is how you determine if an old pistol has a worn pawl hand or other wear. There are four clicks in the travel of the hammer back to full cock and the timing of them is important.

1858 Remington Pistol: Checking the Timing

40 posted on 06/25/2014 12:38:32 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: MamaTexan

Rest in peace.


41 posted on 06/25/2014 3:29:45 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: MamaTexan

98...wow. RIP.


42 posted on 06/25/2014 3:31:41 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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R I P Mr. Wallach.

Can't believe The Good, The Bad and The Ugly was filmed 49 years ago.

43 posted on 06/25/2014 3:36:12 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: MamaTexan
Adios Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez...

RIP to a classic actor...when hollywood was still entertaining.

44 posted on 06/25/2014 3:38:44 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: MamaTexan

I have The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on DVD, yet I will still stop and watch it if I run across it while surfing.


45 posted on 06/25/2014 3:45:51 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: MamaTexan

He was a wonderful actor. Rest in peace, Mr. Wallach.


46 posted on 06/25/2014 3:46:56 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MamaTexan
Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco. Nothing!

He told some great stories about the shooting of that movie. The scene where he's going to be hung and the Man shoots the rope? And the horse bolts off? It really did, and he was stuck on a runaway horse with his hands tied behind his back. RIP for a great character actor.

47 posted on 06/25/2014 3:54:58 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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Can't believe The Good, The Bad and The Ugly was filmed 49 years ago.

LOL! I know! I mean, I was young at the time, but still - 49 years?

48 posted on 06/25/2014 4:13:08 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Starstruck
I have The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on DVD, yet I will still stop and watch it if I run across it while surfing.

That and the Magnificent Seven. I've probably seen them over 100 times by now :-)

49 posted on 06/25/2014 4:19:19 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: MamaTexan
LOL! I know! I mean, I was young at the time, but still - 49 years?

I looked it up two different places, couldn't believe it.

I hadn't even bought my first car yet, was still in college riding around on an old Harley........Just dang!

:)

50 posted on 06/25/2014 4:19:45 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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