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American actor Eli Wallach has appeared in such films as The Misfits; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
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Wallach also found success on the stage, appearing in the comedy Luv with his wife Anne Jackson.
Over the next few decades, Wallach continued to work in film, television and the theater. Some of his notable later roles on the big screen include The Deep (1977), The Hunter (1980), Tough Guys (1986) and The Godfather: Part III (1990). On the small screen,
Wallach had a supporting role in the true-life crime story The Executioner's Song (1982) and starred in the short-lived dramatic series Our Family Honor a few years later. Wallach reunited with his wife for the Broadway comedy Twice Around the Park in the early 1980s and he earned acclaim for his work in the 1992 revival of Arthur Miller's The Price. Wallach and Jackson also performed together in the late 1990s in their tribute to one of America's great playwrights in Tennessee Williams Remembered.
In 2005, Wallach shared his many years of experience with readers in his autobiography The Good, the Bad and Me: In My Anecdotage. He made an Emmy Award nominated guest appearance on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip the following year. Now in his nineties, Wallach has continued to act. Some of his most recent projects include a guest appearance on the television series Nurse Jackie and roles in such films as Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) and Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer (2010).
Wallach received a special honor in 2010 for his long, rich career as an actor. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences gave him their Governor's Award for his work. At the award ceremony, Wallach said, according to a UPI report, "Your recognition of my artistry means something very dear to me. I don't act to live. I live to act."
Wallach and his wife have three grown children, son Peter and daughters Roberta and Katherine. The couple lives in New York City.
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