Remembering Eli Wallach: Top 5 Movies to Watch
By Sachin Trivedi | June 27, 2014 4:54 PM EST
Eli Wallach, the veteran actor who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, passed away at the age of 98. Here are the top 5 movies from the actor that fans can watch to remember him:
Honorary Oscar recipient actor Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, in this February 27, 2011 file picture. Wallach, an early practitioner of Method acting who made a lasting impression as the scuzzy bandit Tuco in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," died on June 24, 2014, at the age of 98, the New York Times reported.
Movie #1: 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'
Perhaps his best movie ever, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is an unforgettable movie starring Eli Wallach alongside Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef. The movie is about a bounty hunter who forms an alliance with two others to find buried gold.
Movie #2: 'The Godfather: Part 3'
Eli Wallach plays the role of a conniving mob boss, Don Altobello, in "The Godfather: Part 3." The stars cast in the movie includes Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia and Joe Mantegna.
Movie #3: 'The Holiday'
Released in 2006, "The Holiday" tells the story of two women who are facing relationship problems. The two women, who are from different countries, swap homes and each falls in love with a local man. Eli Wallach plays the role of Arthur Abbot, a famous script writer in Hollywood.
Movie #4: 'The Magnificent Seven'
"The Magnificent Seven" is the story of seven gun fighters who are hired by a small Mexican village to protect them from a gang of brutal outlaws who take their food. Eli Wallach plays the role of Calvera, the leader of the gang, in the movie. The cast of the movie includes Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn and James Coburn.
Movie #5: 'Mackenna's Gold'
Another movie with a treasure hunt plot, "Mackenna's Gold" tells the story of a group of people going in search of hidden Apache Gold in the mountains. Eli Wallach plays the role of Ben Baker, one of the members searching for the gold. The cast of the movie includes Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas and Camilla Sparv.
Eli Wallach has also starred in many other popular movies that it may be difficult for fans to choose one over the other. The veteran actor has a career spanning 60 years with films like "The Misfits," a movie starring Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe.
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