R.I.P Eli Wallach

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Tuco at the gun shop - Tuco (Eli Wallach) and storekeeper (Enzo Petito)

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You want a convincing Mexican bandit send for the Jewish guy from Brooklyn, amongst a hell of a lot of other parts Eli Wallach, one of the greatest character actors, played two of the best in two classic films.

Calvera in John Sturges’ “The Magnificent Seven” and Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez, il brutto or The Ugly in Sergio Leone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”.

The finale, especially the duel, of the latter is one of the great movie scenes…

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