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Eli Wallach
December 7, 1915 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

And that movie was underrated - Nuts - because it deals with a terrible subject, but It's very well done.


I never dreamed I would do Westerns.


What 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?


I always wanted to tell stories and act.


I 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 Kazan and was called Baby Doll.


I'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.


All of these stories bounced around in my mind for a long time.


The trouble with that movie is that you had to see Chinatown the day before you saw The Two Jakes.


Yes, I won the Bafta. I thought the British were very intelligent.


I've worked with wonderful actors like Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda.


I've never lost my appetite for acting; it's innovative and challenging.


This country has a complex about age. It's unbelievable. If you're over thirty, you've had it in this country.


Even if I don't want to slow down, I'm slowing down.


My 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.


I was an original member of the Actors' Studio.


And then the first was The Misfits, which I enjoyed very much, with Marilyn and Gable.


Well, I've maybe gotten 200 requests for interviews about Marilyn, and I just decided I'm gonna do my own.


When I saw the movie, I said, I wish I had heard the music. I would have ridden the horse differently.


John Huston was a superb master. He knew how to make good films. I did three things with him. One is called Independence. It plays in Philadelphia, for free. It's been playing there for 25 years.


Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.


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