(CNN) — Eli Wallach, whose long acting career included performances in “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “The Godfather Part III” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” has died. He was 98.
Wallach died Tuesday night. A family member confirmed his death to CNN.
Wallach was long one of Hollywood’s favorite character actors, giving his parts — often villains, mobsters or shopkeepers — an added touch of menace with his gravelly voice. In “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” — two key ’60s Westerns — he played bandits.
He also played opposite some of the biggest stars in history. His more than 150 credits includes roles in “The Misfits” (1961), with Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe; “Lord Jim” (1965), with Peter O’Toole and James Mason; “Tough Guys” (1986), with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster; “The Two Jakes” (1990), with Jack Nicholson; and even a small, uncredited role in “Mystic River” (2003), starring Sean Penn and Tim Robbins and directed by Clint Eastwood — his co-star in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."
In 2010 he received an honorary Oscar. (Veteran actor Eli Wallach, who has appeared in more than four dozen films over the past five decades, will be honored this Saturday with an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
The wrestler we alluded to in the film, The White Angel, was a real guy. He wore a white mask and inspired the character, The Specter.
From the film “Our Heroes Died Tonight.”
“Badges? We ain’t got no badges! We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!”
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a 1948 American dramatic adventurous neo-western written and directed byJohn Huston. It is a feature film adaptation of B. Traven's 1927 novel of the same name, about two financially desperate Americans, Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Bob Curtin (Tim Holt), who in the 1920s join initially reluctant old-timer Howard (Walter Huston, the director’s father) in Mexico to prospect for gold.
Still, by far, my favorite Houston films are:
“The Man That Would be King”
He made many more impressive films. He could bring a good yarn to life on the screen.
Let There Be Light was promptly put in the vault (as it were) by the U.S. Army after its initial screening in Washington, D.C. back in 1946. The official reason for its immediate shelving was that the film violated the soldiers’ privacy, but Huston never bought this explanation. One has to suspect (as I’m sure Huston did) that the Army was mostly unhappy with the very acknowledgement of PTSD; not only was the stigma of mental illness much greater in those days, but informing the public of the poor mental condition of so many soldiers would cast the Army in a negative light (and might also impact enlistment).
Whatever the reasons for its disappearance, the film has now been amazingly restored to its original glory and provides a valuable glimpse into the early efforts of Huston and his crew to educate the public about the mental impact of a nation’s citizens at war.
The National Film Preservation Foundation has also made available Huston’s combat documentary The Battle of San Pietro as well as The Reawakening, a ten-minute-long silent film about the rehabilitation of World War I soldiers.
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The Grand Budapest Hotel Interior 1968
HH: I loved this movie. It’s not for everyone, but I was captivated by the scenery, the cartoon-ish and memorable characters, the great cameos.