The Good, the Bad, and Me by Eli Wallach
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The sparkling memoir of a movie icon's life in the footlights and on camera, The Good, the Bad, and Me tells the extraordinary story of Eli Wallach's many years dedicated to his craft. Beginning with his early days in Brooklyn and his college years in Texas, where he dreamed of becoming an actor, this book follows his career as one of the earliest members of the famed Actors Studio and as a Tony Award winner for his work on Broadway. Wallach has worked with such stars as Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, and Henry Fonda, and his many movies include The Magnificent Seven, How the West Was Won, the iconic The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and, most recently, Mystic River. For more than fifty years Eli Wallach has held a special place in film and theater, and in a tale rich with anecdotes, wit, and remarkable insight he recounts his magical life in a world unlike any other.

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Born in Brooklyn in 1915, ELI WALLACH remains active in film and is still married to his wife of fifty-six years. He lives in New York City.
Published January 1, 2005 by Harcourt, Inc c.2005. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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After Army service interrupted his assault on Broadway, Wallach returned to Times Square, making the rounds with such fellow hopefuls as Tony Randall, Marlon Brando and a feisty, attractive redhead who later became his wife and frequent acting partner, Anne Jackson.

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Filmography: Eli Wallach The directness and unpretentiousness of his work is in the same spirit that animates his straightforward and charming memoir, ''The Good, the Bad, and Me.'' He is, he says, a devotee of the Strasbergian ''Method'' (his membership in the Actors Studio dates to it...

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Though he was unhappy as a duck, Wallach balked at the change, so she ordered the stage manager to wrestle him out of the duck costume, stuff him into the caterpillar suit, and push him back onto the stage.

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When the films were initially released in America, critics were pretty pissed off about the violence and desecration done to the profoundly American form of the Western by an Italian director (see my friend Bill McClain’s essay “Western, Go Home!: Sergio Leone and the “Death of the Western” in A...

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The treasure hunt between the three main characters gets overtaken by the greater menace, that of the Civil War that chews up so many young lives -- making even the hardened Man With No Name morally repulsed at the slaughter.

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