The Good, the Bad, and Me: In My Anecdotage

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages
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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Warm, ingratiating memoir of an acting career spanning 60 years.Born in 1915 in Brooklyn, Wallach resisted his family's insistence that he become a teacher. When he failed a qualifying exam ... Read full review

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Wallach, known for playing grunty, dirty characters like Tuco in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and Calvera in The Magnificent Seven, demonstrates beaucoup dudeness in his memoir. The Brooklyn, NY ... Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
1
An Actor Grows in Brooklyn
7
The College Years
29
Before the War
48
The War Years
62
Broadway Here I Come
87
A Life in the Theater
99
My Method
112
An Actors Dilemma
177
My Brief Atonement
190
The Misfits
207
Rhinoceros
230
The Good the Bad and Me
238
Schisgal Gielgud Sharif and Me
263
Reflections on a Golden Career
283
Film Credits
294

Husband and Actor and Director and Father
123
The First Taste of Hollywood
141
From New York to London and Back
154
The Dirtiest American Film Ever Made
165
Play Credits
298
Index
301
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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.

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