Eli Wallach

7 Dec 1915 - 24 Jun 2014


Eli Herschel Wallach (born December 7, 1915) is an American film, television and stage actor, who gained fame in the late 1950s. For his performance in Baby Doll he won a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and a Golden Globe nomination. One of his most famous roles is that of Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Other roles include his portrayal of Don Altobello in The Godfather Part III, Calvera in The Magnificent Seven, and Arthur Abbott in The Holiday. Wallach has received BAFTA Awards, Tony Awards and Emmy Awards for his work. Wallach also has a cameo as a liquor store owner in Clint Eastwood's Mystic River. His most recent roles are in movies Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and The Ghost Writer.

Wallach received an Honorary Academy Award at the 2nd Annual Governors Awards, presented on November 13, 2010.


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Filmography (54 titles)

(movie, 2014)
···Showing Up
Role: Actor (as Himself)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Julie Steinhardt)
(movie, 2010)
···The Ghost Writer
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Old man)
(movie, 2007)
···Mama's Boy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Seymour Warburton)
(movie, 2006)
···The Holiday
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Arthur Abbott)
(movie, 2003)
7.8Mystic River
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Mr. Loonie - Liquor Store Owner)
(movie, 2000)
···Keeping the Faith
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Rabbi Ben Lewis)
(movie, 1996)
···The Associate
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Donald Fallon)
(movie, 1995)
···Two Much
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sheldon)
(movie, 1994)
···Caro dolce amore
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Role: Actor
(movie, 1993)
···Vendetta II: The New Mafia
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Frank Latella)
(movie, 1992)
···Night and the City
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Peck)
(movie, 1992)
···Legacy of Lies
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Moses Resnick)
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Bill Presser)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Frank Latella)
(movie, 1990)
7.8The Godfather: Part III
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Don Altobello)
(movie, 1990)
···The Two Jakes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Cotton Weinberger)
(movie, 1987)
···The Impossible Spy
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Biography
Role: Actor (as Yacov)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Dr. Huffman)
(movie, 1984)
···Anatomy of an Illness
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. William Hitzig)
(movie, 1984)
···Sam's Son
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sam Orowitz)
(movie, 1982)
···The Executioner's Song
Genre: Drama, Crime, Biography
Role: Actor (as Uncle Vern Damico)
(movie, 1981)
···The Pride of Jesse Hallam
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sal Galucci)
(movie, 1980)
···The Hunter
Genre: Action, Biography, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ritchie Blumenthal)
(movie, 1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sal Hyman)
(movie, 1979)
···Winter Kills
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Joe Diamond)
(movie, 1978)
···Movie Movie
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Role: Actor (as Vince Marlow · Pop)
(movie, 1977)
···The Deep
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Adam Coffin)
(movie, 1977)
···The Sentinel
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Detective Gatz)
(movie, 1975)
···Attenti al buffone
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Cesare)
(movie, 1975)
···Il bianco il giallo il nero
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Role: Actor (as Sheriff Edward Gideon · aka Black Jack)
(movie, 1974)
···Crazy Joe
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Don Vittorio)
(movie, 1973)
···A Cold Night's Death
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Frank Enari)
(movie, 1973)
···Cinderella Liberty
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lynn Forshay)
(movie, 1973)
···L'ultima chance
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Joe)
(movie, 1969)
···I quattro dell'ave Maria
Genre: Action, Comedy, Western, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Cacopoulos)
(movie, 1969)
···Le Cerveau
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Frankie Scannapieco)
(movie, 1969)
···Mackenna's Gold
Genre: Action, Western
Role: Actor (as Ben Baker)
(movie, 1968)
···A Lovely Way to Die
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Tennessee Fredericks)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Harry Hunter)
(movie, 1967)
···The Tiger Makes Out
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Ben Harris)
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Tuco)
(movie, 1966)
···How to Steal a Million
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Davis Leland)
(movie, 1965)
···Lord Jim
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Der General)
(movie, 1965)
···Genghis Khan
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as The Shah of Khwarezm)
(movie, 1964)
···Kisses for My President
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Raphael Valdez Jr.)
(movie, 1964)
···The Moon-Spinners
Genre: Family, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stratos)
(movie, 1962)
···How the West Was Won
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Charlie Gant)
(movie, 1961)
···The Misfits
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Guido)
(movie, 1960)
···The Magnificent Seven
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Role: Actor (as Calvera)
(movie, 1960)
···Seven Thieves
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Poncho)
(movie, 1958)
···The Lineup
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Role: Actor (as Dancer)
(movie, 1956)
···Baby Doll
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Silva Vacarro)