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« on: May 14, 2003, 05:24:04 PM »

Paul M. Riordan interview with Eli Wallach:

When I was out there, I was asked to do a movie by an Italian director named Leone. So, I went to Hathaway and I said, "He wants me to play a Mexican bandit. I donít know." He said, "Come with me." [He] took me to a western costume company and found me a hat and boots and a pair of chaps that went from the knee down. Itís a wonderful conception. And when Leone saw me, he said it was wonderful. He loved it.


Speaking of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967), I understand that you speak Italian, so you were able to communicate well with the director, Sergio Leone.

In those days, you know, there was no direct sound. It all was dubbed. So, you spoke your language, and the other actors spoke their language. Spanish, Italian, French, German, Chinese, whatever they spoke. And then it was all dubbed in.

And I enjoyed working with Clint, who said to me, "When I finish this picture, Iím not gonna make any more Italian movies. Iím gonna make my own." So, for thirty some odd years, heís been making his own, and Iíve not been in one of them! But I like him.



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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2003, 08:59:30 PM »

hi joe,
a question was asked earlier ,"what would leone's movies been like w/out morricone's music?"

what would G,B&U. been like w/out eli wallach in the role of tuco ?  

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2003, 09:21:02 PM »

Some of the magic would definitely be gone.

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2003, 06:56:05 AM »

Paul M. Riordan interview with Eli Wallach:

When I was out there, I was asked to do a movie by an Italian director named Leone. So, I went to Hathaway and I said, "He wants me to play a Mexican bandit. I don?t know."


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  Very interesting, but is it a joke ?  Eli already played el senor Caldera, a fabulous mexican bandido chief in "the magnificent seven" and without help

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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2003, 11:26:18 AM »

Yeah, and in 'How the west was won' too...

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2003, 06:40:22 PM »

Maybe he didn't want to do another one? Any way , the whole interview is on this site:

http://www.imagesjournal.com/issue06/features/eliwallach.htm



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