Greatest Acting Performances of All Time
The Top Ten
Life is like a box of chocolates
You never know what you're gonna get.
Run Forrest run
For some reason, I knew he was going to be on this list.
Probably because he's had so many great and memorable roles, done so well... - Billyv
Lots of people agree that Wallach was snubbed for a Best Leading Actor Academy Award for his performance, and they're right. His performance was rich and multilayered. As Tuco, he is devious, yet vulnerable; strong, yet sympathetic; grotesque, yet glowing. There is as much menace to him as there is a warm and welcoming presence. One of the greatest movie performances ever.
People generally consider this film to be a Clint Eastwood film. It's an Eli Wallach film, through and through.
While he arguably had a certain advantage over actors in movies in that he had approx 86 hours in 86 installments to develop and portray the character, it could alsot be considered an extraordinaiy feat in sustaining and building the depth over years and that amount of time on camera.
Anyway it's viewed, the performance should be considered as one of, if not the greatest performance. A magnificent and unique achievement.
It wasn't scary but it was the funniest thing. And when I'm typing, cha ching, cha ching!
I really think he should have won the oscar for this. I really don't see why he didn't.
Song gives a surprising amount of depth to Gang-du, a lovable idiot who is stronger than he first appears, a man who is a lousy father but an all-round loving father at the same time. He's like a lost little child, yet he carries responsibility on his shoulders. And as always, the weight of Song's screen presence is tremendous.