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Geno Silva, Actor in 'Scarface,' Dies at 72...
Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 17, 2020 | Mike Barnes

Posted on 05/17/2020 11:57:44 PM PDT by L.A.Justice

Geno Silva, the character actor perhaps best known for playing The Skull, the hitman who takes out Al Pacino's Tony Montana in the explosive climax of Scarface, has died. He was 72.

Silva died May 9 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from frontotemporal degeneration, a form of dementia, his family announced.

During his four-decade career, Silva also could be seen in Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit (1981) — he was in the 1979 Broadway production opposite Edward James Olmos — Robert Towne's Tequila Sunrise (1988); Steven Spielberg's Amistad and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, both released in 1997; David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001); and F. Gary Gray's A Man Apart (2003).

On television, he was a regular on the 1993 Fox drama Key West and appeared on episodes of Hill Street Blues; Miami Vice; Walker, Texas Ranger; Star Trek: Enterprise; and Alias.

In Scarface (1983), his foreboding character never speaks a word while he guns down Montana with a shotgun from behind at the end of the Brian De Palma-directed classic. One poll placed The Skull No. 7 on a list of the best henchmen in movie history.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chat; genosilva; hollywood; movie; obituary; silva
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I do remember him in A MAN APART (2003)...He played a drug dealer...

He was in MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2001)? I watched that movie a long time ago...I don't remember him...It was a weird movie...

TEQUILA SUNRISE (1988)? I watched the movie a long time ago...I don't remember him...

I have not watched SCARFACE (1983) in a while...

1 posted on 05/17/2020 11:57:44 PM PDT by L.A.Justice
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To: L.A.Justice

I own Scarface and watch it maybe 4 times a year.

I only own about 20 digital movies.

I figure how many times will I watch the same movie?

Well i’ll be darned if I don’t look at the titles i have and say “hey i’d like to watch this one or that one right now” :)

I get them when there’s a sale.

Cheapskate :)


2 posted on 05/18/2020 12:00:40 AM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals N racists dont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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To: dp0622

Was he the hit man in Scarface that said “I love to kill communists! They’re always tryin to tell everybody what to do!”?


3 posted on 05/18/2020 12:11:18 AM PDT by SierraWasp (MASA (Make America Straight Again!!!))
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To: L.A.Justice
Younger brother of Henry Silva, who is 91.

-PJ

4 posted on 05/18/2020 12:22:21 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Freedom of the press is the People's right to publish, not CNN's right to the 1st question.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
For reference:

His more famous brother Henry...

and Geno Silva...


5 posted on 05/18/2020 1:36:28 AM PDT by jerod (Nazi's were essentially Socialist in Hugo Boss uniforms... Get over it!)
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To: L.A.Justice

Best known for a role that lasted 30 seconds?


6 posted on 05/18/2020 2:05:07 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: SierraWasp
Was he the hit man in Scarface that said “I love to kill communists! They’re always tryin to tell everybody what to do!”?


7 posted on 05/18/2020 2:20:59 AM PDT by bagster ("Even bad men love their mamas".)
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To: L.A.Justice

He had a memorable face. I saw some of the movies he was in, not sure how I remember him though, but I do. R.I.P.


8 posted on 05/18/2020 3:35:30 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: dp0622

DVDs’
I’ve been collecting
them for years.
Probably have a 1000.
I couldn’t watch
Broadcast TV,
Wouldn’t pay for
Cable
So owning a DVD with
All the commentaries
and extras is Perfect!
.
I’ve watched “12 Monkeys”
At least 30 times in
The last few months.


9 posted on 05/18/2020 3:49:58 AM PDT by Big Red Badger (He Hath Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear)
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To: L.A.Justice

Always played a badass criminal! RIP


10 posted on 05/18/2020 4:11:38 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Boycott The NFL! Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
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To: Big Red Badger

1000!!! you beat my niece, she has maybe 400.

wow!!

i’ve not watched broadcast tv besides football in six or seven years..

i watch lots and lots of movies..A..B..C..D movies lol

2nddivisionvet got me thinking about how worthless network tv was

God rest his soul

enjoy the day


11 posted on 05/18/2020 4:12:59 AM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals N racists dont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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To: dp0622

2nddivisionvet,
A
Missed FReeper.
.
I got some Great DVD’S,
but I’m planning to
Retire soon so
They may need a New
Place to Play.


12 posted on 05/18/2020 5:11:02 AM PDT by Big Red Badger (He Hath Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear)
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To: L.A.Justice

Another senseless Covid Death


13 posted on 05/18/2020 5:11:14 AM PDT by contrarian (cough, cough)
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To: L.A.Justice

WAAAAAY back in 1963 he played one of the two evil step-brothers in Jerry Lewis’ “Cinderfella”. Dude’s been around a long time.


14 posted on 05/18/2020 7:11:16 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Progressivism is socialism. Venezuela is how it ends.)
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To: L.A.Justice

RIP.


15 posted on 05/18/2020 8:34:49 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself - Signed, Epstein's Mother)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Are you sure he was related to Henry Silva? There is no reference to this in Wiki or the Hollywood Reportter.


16 posted on 05/18/2020 9:06:13 AM PDT by princeofdarkness (Not quite.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Are you sure he was related to Henry Silva? There is no reference to this in Wiki or the Hollywood Reportter.


17 posted on 05/18/2020 9:06:13 AM PDT by princeofdarkness (Not quite.)
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To: princeofdarkness
Encyclopedia.com.

Besides, can't you see the obvious family resemblance?

-PJ

18 posted on 05/18/2020 9:37:51 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Freedom of the press is the People's right to publish, not CNN's right to the 1st question.)
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To: jerod

Henry is 91


19 posted on 05/18/2020 12:27:02 PM PDT by minnesota_bound (homeless guy. He just has more money....He the master will plant more cotton for the democrat party)
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To: bagster

Nice photo, but was he the one that said what I remember one of his hit men to be sayin?


20 posted on 05/18/2020 9:07:34 PM PDT by SierraWasp (MASA (Make America Straight Again!!!))
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