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Eli Wallach is a Actor and Producer American born on 7 december 1915 at New York City (USA)

Eli Wallach

Eli Wallach
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Birth name Eli Herschel Wallach
Nationality USA
Birth 7 december 1915 at New York City (USA)
Death 24 june 2014 (at 98 years) at New York City (USA)

Eli Herschel Wallach (/ˈiːlaɪ ˈwɔːlək/; December 7, 1915 – June 24, 2014) was an American film, television and stage actor whose career spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s. Trained in stage acting, which he enjoyed doing most, he became "one of the greatest 'character actors' ever to appear on stage and screen," states TCM, with over 90 film credits. On stage, he often co-starred with his wife, Anne Jackson, becoming one of the best-known acting couples in the American theater.

Wallach initially studied method acting under Sanford Meisner, and later became a founding member of the Actors Studio, where he studied under Lee Strasberg. His versatility gave him the ability to play a wide variety of different roles throughout his career, primarily as a supporting actor.

For his debut screen performance in Baby Doll, he won a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and a Golden Globe Award nomination. Among his other most famous roles are Calvera in The Magnificent Seven (1960), Guido in The Misfits (1961), and Tuco ("The Ugly") in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Other notable portrayals include outlaw Charlie Gant in How The West Was Won (1962), Don Altobello in The Godfather Part III, Cotton Weinberger in The Two Jakes (both 1990), and Arthur Abbott in The Holiday (2006). One of America's most prolific screen actors, Wallach remained active well into his nineties, with roles as recently as 2010 in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and The Ghost Writer.

Wallach received BAFTA Awards, Tony Awards and Emmy Awards for his work, and received an Academy Honorary Award at the second annual Governors Awards, presented on November 13, 2010.

Biography

Eli Wallach was married to stage actress Anne Jackson (born 1926) from March 5, 1948, until his death. They had three children: Peter (born 1951), Roberta (born 1955), and Katherine (born 1958). Roberta played a mentally disturbed teenager in Paul Zindel's The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds and appeared in several other movies.

Because Wallach was a strict teetotaler, he once had to ask director John Huston for advice on how to play a "drunk" scene during the filming of The Misfits.

Wallach lost sight in his left eye as the result of a stroke.

His niece is the historian Joan Wallach Scott (the daughter of his brother, Sam Wallach). A. O. Scott, a film critic for The New York Times, is his great-nephew.

Best films

The Holiday (2006)
(Actor)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
(Actor)
Lord Jim (1965)
(Actor)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
(Actor)
Baby Doll (1956)
(Actor)
The Brain (1969)
(Actor)

Usually with

Anne Jackson
Anne Jackson
(7 films)
Philip Bosco
Philip Bosco
(6 films)
Ken Burns
Ken Burns
(4 films)
Mickey Knox
Mickey Knox
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Eli Wallach (88 films)

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Actor

The Ghost Writer, 2h8
Directed by Roman Polanski
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about writers, Politique, Political films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Hutton
Roles Old man
Rating71% 3.59753.59753.59753.59753.5975
A British ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor), who is never named, is recruited by Rhinehart Inc., a large publishing company, to complete the memoirs of former Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan). His predecessor on the project and Lang's long-term aide, Mike McAra, has recently died in an apparent accident. The writer travels to the fictional Massachusetts village of Old Haven on Martha's Vineyard, where Lang is staying with his wife, Ruth (Olivia Williams), in the house of Marty Rhinehart, the company owner, and a staff of servants and security personnel. The writer is checked into a small hotel. Lang's personal assistant (and implied mistress), Amelia Bly (Kim Cattrall), forbids him to take McAra's manuscript outside, emphasizing that it is a security risk. Rhinehart is allowing the new ghost four weeks to complete the book.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 2h13
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films, Children's films
Actors Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon
Roles Julie Steinhardt
Rating61% 3.099323.099323.099323.099323.09932
In 2001, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) is released from prison after serving eight years for insider trading and securities fraud. Seven years later, Gekko is promoting his new book Is Greed Good?, warning about the coming economic downturn. His estranged daughter, Winnie (Carey Mulligan), runs a small, non-profit news website and is dating Jacob Moore (Shia LaBeouf), a top proprietary trader at Keller Zabel Investments (KZI). Jacob is a protégé of managing director Louis Zabel (Frank Langella), and is trying to raise money for a fusion research project which would create massive amounts of clean energy for the world. Jake is also financially assisting his mother (Susan Sarandon), who has begun a new career selling real estate.
Tickling Leo, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Lawrence Pressman, Annie Parisse, Eli Wallach, Ronald Guttman, Victoria Clark, Ed Setrakian
Rating75% 3.762893.762893.762893.762893.76289
When Zak and his girlfriend Delphina visit his estranged father in the Catskills, they find him suffering from dementia and inadvertently uncover a dark family secret from WWII: an impossible sacrifice Zak's grandfather (Eli Wallach) made to join Rudolph Kasztner's controversial freedom train out of Hungary.
New York, I Love You, 1h50
Directed by Jiang Wen, Shekhar Kapur, Natalie Portman, Yvan Attal, Andreï Zviaguintsev, Scarlett Johansson, Fatih Akın, Albert et Allen Hughes, Brett Ratner, Mira Nair, Joshua Marston, Shunji Iwai
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Anthology film, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Hayden Christensen, Bradley Cooper, Andy García, Justin Bartha, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom
Roles Abe
Rating61% 3.098533.098533.098533.098533.09853
New York, I Love You est, comme pour Paris, je t'aime, un travail collectif de onze courts-métrages, faisant chacun environ dix minutes. Les réalisateurs ayant participé au film ont filmé leur segment dans les cinq boroughs de New York. Chaque segment n'a pas de lien direct avec les autres mais tous tournent autour du même thème : trouver le grand amour et le plaisir du sexe.
Constantine's Sword, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Liev Schreiber, Natasha Richardson, Philip Bosco, Eli Wallach
Rating71% 3.5881253.5881253.5881253.5881253.588125
The title page of this film shows the shadow of a cross, with "No war is holy" written across the transept. Constantine’s Sword is the story of James P. Carroll's journey to uncover the roots of war. Carroll, a former Catholic priest whose father (Joseph Carroll) was a famous Air Force general, implies that there has been a relationship between religiously inspired violence and war, beginning with the adoption of Christianity by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 312 AD. Constantine was convinced that he had won a battle because he had followed the instructions of a vision, to inscribe a sign of the cross (the Labarum) on the shields of his soldiers. In Carroll's view, this event marked the beginning of an unholy alliance between the military and the Church.
Mama's Boy
Mama's Boy (2007)
, 1h34
Directed by Tim Hamilton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Jon Heder, Diane Keaton, Jeff Daniels, Anna Faris, Sarah Chalke, Dorian Missick
Roles Seymour Warburton
Rating50% 2.548112.548112.548112.548112.54811
Eccentric Jeffrey Mannus (Jon Heder) is 29 years old and lives with his mother, Jan (Diane Keaton). He sees no reason to alter this arrangement, but his perfect world is upended when Jan meets Mert Rosenbloom (Jeff Daniels), a motivational speaker. Mert successfully woos Jan and moves in on Jeffrey's territory, something Jeffrey will not tolerate. While at a coffee shop, Jeffrey finds a friend in one of the workers and later enlists her aid as his unlikely ally, an aspiring singer-songwriter, Nora Flannagan (Anna Faris), with an anti-establishment penchant and a soft spot for him. As the war between Mert and Jeffrey escalates, something unprecedented happens — slowly, to both his own surprise and horror, Jeffrey discovers his inner adult. However, before this happens, Jeffrey and Mert get into a fist fight in Jan's home, causing her to break up with Mert. Jeffrey is pleased, but Jan kicks him out of the house. He goes to find Nora, who is currently upset with him for being such a "jerk", and Nora does not offer any help. Jeffrey lives on the streets, but is eventually arrested for urinating in a sink. Seymore comes to the rescue and pays his bail, also allowing him to move in with him. Jeffrey realizes his errors and fights to get Jan and Mert back together. After achieving this, he goes to stop the bus that Nora is travelling on, as she is leaving for college, in his new car. He parks it in the middle of the road and stands on the hood, holding up a radio that is playing one of Nora's favorite songs. The bus driver makes Nora talk to him and they make up. They then drive off into the distance.
The War (2007 TV series)
Directed by Ken Burns
Origin USA
Genres War, Documentary, Historical
Themes Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Keith David, Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, Bobby Cannavale, Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Wallach
Roles Narrator
Rating89% 4.496354.496354.496354.496354.49635
Le film est traité au travers de la vie de quatre villes américaines à l'époque du conflit :
The Holiday, 2h18
Directed by Nancy Meyers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Shannyn Sossamon, Eli Wallach
Roles Arthur Abbott
Rating69% 3.4513853.4513853.4513853.4513853.451385
Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet), a society column editor for The Daily Telegraph in London, has been in love with Jasper Bloom (Rufus Sewell) for over three years, despite his infidelities. When she finds out that he is engaged to the "other woman," Iris despairs over the state of affairs in her life. Meanwhile, Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz), a workaholic who owns a company that produces movie trailers in Los Angeles, discovers that her live-in boyfriend Ethan Ebbers (Edward Burns) has been cheating on her with his 24-year-old secretary. She decides she wants to get away for the holidays and visits a home swap website on which Iris had previously listed her "quaint cottage in Surrey.” Amanda contacts Iris about her interest. Iris quickly agrees and the two agree to swap homes for two weeks.
The Hoax
The Hoax (2006)
, 1h56
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Escroquerie
Actors Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden, John Carter, David Aaron Baker, Hope Davis
Roles Noah Dietrich
Rating66% 3.3473053.3473053.3473053.3473053.347305
In 1971, publishing executives at McGraw-Hill express an interest in Clifford Irving's novel, Rudnick's Problem, although Fake!, his previous work about art forger Elmyr de Hory, had sold poorly. Irving believes he has a breakout work at last, only to be told that the publishing house has decided against releasing the book after a Life editor deems it unsatisfactory.
The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation, 28minutes
Genres Animation
Actors Eli Wallach, John Turturro
Roles Father
Rating68% 3.4369653.4369653.4369653.4369653.436965
La conversion imaginée entre un fils et son père italo-américain récemment mort, dans une combinaison d'animation, de films et de photos.
Mystic River, 2h17
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about children, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Films about pedophilia
Actors Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney
Roles Mr. Loonie (uncredited)
Rating78% 3.948943.948943.948943.948943.94894
In 1975, three children, Jimmy, Sean, and Dave, are playing on the streets of Boston when a stranger approaches them. Since the stranger has a badge and is wearing a suit, the children assume that he is a police officer. The stranger orders Dave to enter his car, and Dave obeys, but this leads to him being sexually abused and locked inside a basement for four days, after which he manages to escape.