Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Eli Wallach RIP

Eli Wallach, who played bandit chief Calvera in John Sturges' The Magnificent Seven (1960), has died aged 98 (CLICK). When you consider the cast of seven good guys Eli was up against, he had to come across as extremely dangerous in order to keep the plot from descending into farce. That he succeeded brilliantly shows what a fine actor he was. That movie - based on Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954) - is one of the greatest westerns ever made.


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