#RIP Eli Wallach, the original onscreen Tuco badass passes away. You were one hell of an actor.
— Hermann (@gtitov) June 25, 2014
Prolific actor Eli Wallach passed away yesterday. He was 98.
A self-styled journeyman actor, the versatile Mr. Wallach appeared in scores of roles, often with his wife, Anne Jackson. No matter the part, he always seemed at ease and in control, whether playing a Mexican bandit in the 1960 western “The Magnificent Seven,” a bumbling clerk in Ionesco’s allegorical play “Rhinoceros,” a henpecked French general in Jean Anouilh’s “Waltz of the Toreadors,” Clark Gable’s sidekick in “The Misfits” or a Mafia don in “The Godfather: Part III.”
Fans worldwide paid tribute on Twitter to the talented onscreen legend.
Eli Wallach you were The Good, The badass and The Awesome #RIP
— Cookie Klag (@Cookieklag) June 25, 2014
RIP Eli Wallach: brilliant co-starring with Marilyn Monroe in 1961 movie The Misfits. pic.twitter.com/nKCyw7e9G8
— James Sherwood (@james_sherwood_) June 25, 2014
RIP Eli Wallach. You were a true legend of stage and screen–a nice guy who knew how to play a villain! pic.twitter.com/v3wElvkK8p
— Arthur Albert (@ArthurAlbertTV) June 25, 2014
Another legend departs this mortal realm. RIP Eli Wallach.
— Ian Whyte (@Ian_Whyte) June 25, 2014
— Indy Film (@TheIndyFilm) June 25, 2014
#RIP Eli Wallach. Brilliant actor for over 60 years and a real scene stealer. Gotta watch The Good, The Bad and The Ugly tonight.
— Bianca Teixeira (@TheBiancaT) June 25, 2014
Bonus video flashback. Classic:
Eli Wallach, you still managed to be a badass while standing next to Lee Van Cleef & Clint Eastwood. Adios Tuco. http://t.co/aofHVfgTOk
— Chris Tonick (@Chris_Tonick) June 25, 2014