Obituary: Eli Wallach

Eli Wallach, whose best known films included The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, has died aged 98.

Character actor Wallach — who began his film career in 1956 after 10 years on stage — was admired for his wide range, in a career spanning six decades.

His portrayal of bandit chief Calvera in The Magnificent Seven was regarded by many as his definitive role.

A quintessential chameleon, he won an honorary Oscar in 2010.

His films included roles in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, How the West Was Won and The Misfits.

Arguably best known for his villains, he was also successful in light comedy and appeared in many TV shows — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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