Character actor Eli Wallach dies
(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.”