TIME movies

Actor Eli Wallach Dies at 98

Here's to a man who was good at being bad

Best known as Tuco or “The Ugly” in legendary western The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Eli Wallach may have played villains, but he was good at acting.

Wallach, who died Tuesday at 98, had a career spanning six decades, with roles that put him next to Clark Gable and Clint Eastwood. His acting prowess landed him a Tony in Tennesee William’s The Rose Tattoo and his body of work garnered a lifetime achievement Oscar.

The seemingly ageless actor worked even late in life appearing in films like 2010’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Wallach is survived by his wife and fellow actor Anne Jackson.

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