Eli Wallach - Quotes

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Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.

Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.

When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk. ---->>>

I've learned that life is very tricky business: Each person needs to find what they want to do in life and not be dissuaded when people question them.

I've learned that life is very tricky business: Each person needs to find what they want to do in life and not be dissuaded when people question them.

And I did Batman, too. I did Mr. Freeze. I get more mail for him than anything I've ever done. ---->>>

But Clint I love, because Clint was my mentor. I knew nothing about making an Italian movie. ---->>>

When I saw the movie, I said, I wish I had heard the music. I would have ridden the horse differently. ---->>>

I've never lost my appetite for acting; it's innovative and challenging. ---->>>

And that movie was underrated - Nuts - because it deals with a terrible subject, but It's very well done. ---->>>

And then the first was The Misfits, which I enjoyed very much, with Marilyn and Gable. ---->>>

I always end up being the evil one, and I wouldn't hurt a fly. ---->>>

I never lost my appetite for acting. ---->>>

Well, I go to the theater today, and its curtain - there is no curtain in this play; the lights go down and go up - and we start. And I live this character for two hours. There are only two of us in the play. And It's a complete experience. ---->>>

This country has a complex about age. It's unbelievable. If you're over thirty, you've had it in this country. ---->>>

The big secret in acting is listening to people.

The big secret in acting is listening to people.

I met my wife and, for the next ten years, we did no films at all. She did the first movie and then I did several after. My first movie was written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Kazan and was called Baby Doll. ---->>>

I'd come out of the army after five years as a medic. I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals, and I was a Captain in the army at the end, in 1945. ---->>>

Even if I don't want to slow down, I'm slowing down. ---->>>

Everyone thinks acting is easy. It's far from easy, but it's the most gratifying thing I do. ---->>>

I always wanted to tell stories and act. ---->>>

I love to tell stories and this is my way of getting them down on paper. ---->>>

My first Western was called The Magnificent Seven. ---->>>

One thing changes every evening: It's the audience, and I'm working my magic. I'm always learning from it. ---->>>

John Huston was a superb master. He knew how to make good films. I did three things with him. One is called Independence. It plays in Philadelphia, for free. It's been playing there for 25 years. ---->>>

So I wanted to show what I did with the money. So I got red silk shirts, beautiful hats, wonderful saddles, a great horse, and two gold teeth. So that was the way I did it. ---->>>

All of these stories bounced around in my mind for a long time. ---->>>

But I went to the University of Texas in the 30s, and while there I learned to ride. Mostly polo ponies. ---->>>

I never dreamed I would do Westerns. ---->>>

What is it in my makeup that makes me grab any offer and fly around the world? Will I ever be satisfied? Can't I ever just rest? ---->>>

Yes, I won the Bafta. I thought the British were very intelligent. ---->>>

Well, I was getting a lot of money then, and I wasn't getting any Hollywood films, so I just did those. I'd always do a play in between. Whenever I ran low on funds, I'd always rush off to do a movie somewhere. ---->>>

I was an original member of the Actors' Studio. ---->>>

I've worked with wonderful actors like Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda. ---->>>

The trouble with that movie is that you had to see Chinatown the day before you saw The Two Jakes. ---->>>

Well, I've maybe gotten 200 requests for interviews about Marilyn, and I just decided I'm gonna do my own. ---->>>

My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net, and being in the movies, there is a net - because you stop and go over it again. It's very technical and mechanical. On stage you're on your own.

My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net, and being in the movies, there is a net - because you stop and go over it again. It's very technical and mechanical. On stage you're on your own.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-07, 1915
Birthplace: Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Die: 06-24, 2014
Occupation: Actor
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Eli Herschel Wallach (; December 7, 1915 – June 24, 2014) was an American film, television and stage actor whose career spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s. Trained in stage acting, which he enjoyed doing most, he became "one of the greatest 'character actors' ever to appear on stage and screen" states TCM, with over 90 film credits (wikipedia)