Eli Wallach

Eli Wallach was born on December 7, 1915, Red Hook, New York City, New York, United States at Red Hook. Eli Wallach net worth is $6 Million. Eli Wallach is American born Actor, Film Producer. Eli Wallach has been seen in movies "The Misfits", " The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps", "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966), "Kisses for My President", "How to Steel a Million","Anthony and Cleopatra".

Facts of Eli Wallach

Full NameEli Wallach
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 1, 1970
Age50 years 5 months
DiedJune 24, 2014, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of BirthRed Hook
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
ProfessionActor, Film Producer
EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin, College of the City of New York, Dramatic Workshop of the New School
SpouseAnne Jackson (m. 1948–2014)
ChildrenRoberta Wallach, Peter Wallach, Katherine Wallach
ParentsBertha Wallach, Abraham Wallach
SiblingsSam Wallach
NicknamesEly Wallach , Eli Herschel Wallach , King of Brooklyn
AwardsAcademy Honorary Award
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Drama Desk A...
Movies"The Misfits", " The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps", "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966), "Kisses for My President", "How to Steel a Million","Anthony and Cleopatra"
TV ShowsBatman, Our Family Honor, Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey
IMDBEli Wallach IMDB
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Quotes of Eli Wallach

1[on directing in 1983] I simply don't have the temperament or the patience. I once tried to direct a play, and everyone emerged like me. A good director is like a nursemaid, a guide, a psychologist, a friend, one who leaves you room to stretch and grow. I don't have the patience for that, so I don't try. Dustin did it in a movie and directed a play of Murray's -- and did it very well. I find that I simply want to be an actor... not a businessman, not an entrepreneur, not a conglomerate... just an actor.
2John Huston was a superb master. He knew how to make good films. I did three things with him. One is called Independence (1976). It plays in Philadelphia, for free. It's been playing there for 25 years.
3I'd come out of the Army after five years as a medic. I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals, and I was a Captain in the Army at the end, in 1945.
4So I wanted to show what I did with the money. So I got red silk shirts, beautiful hats, wonderful saddles, a great horse, and two gold teeth. So that was the way I did it.
5My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net, and being in the movies, there is a net - because you stop and go over it again. It's very technical and mechanical. On stage you're on your own.
6Well, I was getting a lot of money then, and I wasn't getting any Hollywood films, so I just did those. I'd always do a play in between. Whenever I ran low on funds, I'd always rush off to do a movie somewhere.
7Yes, I won the BAFTA. I thought the British were very intelligent.
8Well, I've maybe gotten 200 requests for interviews about Marilyn, and I just decided I'm gonna do my own.
9This country has a complex about age. It's unbelievable. If you're over thirty, you've had it in this country.
10I met my wife and, for the next ten years, we did no films at all. She did the first movie and then I did several after. My first movie was written by Tennessee Williams and directed by [Elia] Kazan and was called Baby Doll (1956).
11What is it in my makeup that makes me grab any offer and fly around the world? Will I ever be satisfied? Can't I ever just rest?
12The trouble with that movie is that you had to see Chinatown (1974) the day before you saw The Two Jakes (1990).
13One thing changes every evening: It's the audience, and I'm working my magic. I'm always learning from it.
14I've worked with wonderful actors like Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda.
15The big secret in acting is listening to people.
16I always wanted to tell stories and act.
17I was an original member of the Actors' Studio.
18I never dreamed I would do Westerns.
19I always end up being the evil one, and I wouldn't hurt a fly.
20I love to tell stories and this is my way of getting them down on paper.
21Everyone thinks acting is easy. It's far from easy, but it's the most gratifying thing I do.
22And then the first was The Misfits (1961), which I enjoyed very much, with Marilyn and Gable.
23But I went to the University of Texas in the 30s, and while there I learned to ride. Mostly polo ponies.
24Even if I don't want to slow down, I'm slowing down.
25And I did Batman (1966), too. I did Mr. Freeze. I get more mail for him than anything I've ever done.
26And that movie was underrated - Nuts (1987) - because it deals with a terrible subject, but It's very well done.
27I've never lost my appetite for acting; it's innovative and challenging.
28When I saw the movie, I said, "I wish I had heard the music. I would have ridden the horse differently.".
29When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk.
30But Clint [Eastwood] I love, because Clint was my mentor. I knew nothing about making an Italian movie.
31I've learned that life is very tricky business: Each person needs to find what they want to do in life and not be dissuaded when people question them.
32Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.
33I never lost my appetite for acting.
34Well, I go to the theater today, and its curtain - there is no curtain in this play; the lights go down and go up - and we start. And I live this character for two hours. There are only two of us in the play. And It's a complete experience.
35I was at the premiere of The Holiday (2006), a movie I did with Kate Winslet. Surrounded by all these beautiful young women. And after they left, [wife Anne Jackson] comes up and says to me, "Honestly, I don't know what they see in you.".
36The subtitle [of his memoir "The Good, the Bad and Me"] is "In My Anecdotage". Bill Clinton asked me if he could use it, and I said, "You sold two million copies of your book. How dare you try to steal my subtitle!".

Quick Facts of Eli Wallach

1$25,000 /week
4"Time" magazine once referred to Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson as "the proletarian Lunts.".
5Made his Broadway debut in the service-oriented drama "Skydrift" directed by Roy Hargrave, who had coincidently directed Anne Jackson, Wallach's future wife, in her Broadway debut in "Signature" a few months earlier.
6Served five years in the Army Medical Corps during World War II eventually reaching the rank of major.
7Wallach played Sakini for a year in the London cast of "Teahouse of the August Moon." Among the aspiring young actors from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts who worked backstage with scenery were Alan Bates, Peter O'Toole, and Albert Finney. Wallach later succeeded David Wayne in the part in the Broadway production.
8After failing the New York teachers' exam, Wallach got a scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse and spent two years there before graduating in 1940. Among his classmates were Gregory Peck, Lorne Greene, and Tony Randall.
9He grew up in the only Jewish family in an otherwise all-Italian neighborhood, and gained fame from starring in an Italian Western. Appropriately enough, the name "Wallach" derives from the same Old German root word for which the Polish name for Italy, Wlochy, comes from.
10He died from natural causes at his home in Manhattan, New York City.
11Was the reader of the audio-book of Stephen King's novel "Insomnia".
12Had appeared with his wife Anne Jackson in six films: The Tiger Makes Out (1967), How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968), Zig Zag (1970), The Angel Levine (1970), Nasty Habits (1977) and Sam's Son (1984).
13He was friends with Walter Cronkite for over 70 years since they were both students at the University of Texas at Austin. Wallach was acknowledged at the Walter Cronkite memorial tribute at Lincoln Center and was in the audience.
14In an interview on "Fresh Air" (at station WHYY in Philadephia, Pennsylvania, broadcast nationally on National Public Radio), he explained to Terry Gross that he learned to ride horses at the University of Texas: He took care of the polo ponies. During the filming of the The Magnificent Seven (1960), each morning he would ride a few hours with his gang.
15Turned down the lead role of Harry Berlin in Luv (1967) that was eventually played by Jack Lemmon.
16One of his fellow students at Parsons New School for Social Research in New York was Marlon Brando.
17He had two hip replacements and had arthritis in his back.
18While attending the University of Texas, he acted in many student plays. In one, he performed with fellow students Ann Sheridan and Walter Cronkite.
19In his later years, he was blind in the left eye due to a stroke.
20There was no official theater department at the University of Texas when he attended, so he joined a student organization called The Curtain Club to put on plays. One of the other students involved was future Governor of Texas John Connally.
21He had five grandchildren.
22He served for five years in the Army's Medical Administrative Corps during World War II, eventually attaining the rank of captain.
23He had a brother and two sisters, all of whom became teachers.
24Had appeared with Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Steve McQueen in their final completed films: The Misfits (1961) (for both Monroe and Gable) and The Hunter (1980) respectively.
25He, his wife Anne Jackson and their daughter, Roberta Wallach, all made guest appearances in different episodes of Law & Order (1990).
26One of his best known roles was the lead bandit Calvera in The Magnificent Seven (1960). Although his character was eventually defeated in the film, Wallach outlived six of the other seven stars, as Robert Vaughn is the only one who is still alive as of 2014, in spite the fact that he was older than all of them.
27Had appeared with Steve McQueen in both McQueen's first major successful film (The Magnificent Seven (1960)) and in his last film (The Hunter (1980).
28Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1998. His wife Anne Jackson was named "Queen of Brooklyn" at the same festival.
29Father, with Anne Jackson, of son Peter Wallach, and daughters Katherine Wallach and Roberta Wallach.
30Is one of three actors to play the character of Mr. Freeze on Batman (1966) (The other two were George Sanders and Otto Preminger). He once said that he has received more fan mail for that role than for any other role he has ever done.
31Turned down the role in From Here to Eternity (1953) that won Frank Sinatra an Oscar.
32Was almost killed during the train scene in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). He was asked by Sergio Leone to do the scene again, and he then replied: "I'll never do that again!".
33Received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1936.

Trademarks of Eli Wallach

1Raspy gravelly voice

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Awards of Eli Wallach




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