The Info List - Eli Wallach

University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin
(B.A.) City College of New York
City College of New York
(M.Ed.) Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

Occupation Actor

Years active 1945–2014

Known for Tuco, Calvera, Guido, Don Altobello, Cotton Weinberger, Arthur Abbott, Mr. Freeze, Silva Vacarro

Notable work The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Magnificent Seven, The Godfather Part III, Batman, The Holiday, The Two Jakes, The Misfits, Baby Doll

Spouse(s) Anne Jackson
Anne Jackson
(m. 1948; his death 2014)

Children 3

Relatives Joan Wallach Scott
Joan Wallach Scott
(niece) A. O. Scott
A. O. Scott

Awards BAFTA Awards, Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, Honorary Academy Award


Eli Herschel Wallach (/ˈiːlaɪ ˈwɔːlək/; 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",[1] with over 90 film credits. On stage, he often co-starred with his wife, Anne Jackson, becoming one of the best-known acting couples in the American theater. As a stage and screen character actor, Wallach had one of the longest ever careers in show business, spanning 62 years from his Broadway debut to his last major Hollywood studio movie. Wallach initially studied method acting under Sanford Meisner, and later became a founding member of the Actors Studio, where he studied under Lee Strasberg. His versatility gave him the ability to play a wide variety of different roles throughout his career, primarily as a supporting actor. For his debut screen performance in Baby Doll, he won a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
nomination. Among his other most famous roles are Calvera in The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
(1960), Guido in The Misfits (1961), and Tuco ("The Ugly") in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Other notable portrayals include outlaw Charlie Gant in How the West Was Won (1962), Don Altobello
Don Altobello
in The Godfather Part III, Cotton Weinberger in The Two Jakes
The Two Jakes
(both 1990), and Arthur Abbott in The Holiday
The Holiday
(2006). One of America's most prolific screen actors, Wallach remained active well into his nineties, with roles as recently as 2010 in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and The Ghost Writer. Wallach received BAFTA Awards, Tony Awards and Emmy Awards for his work, and received an Academy Honorary Award at the second annual Governors Awards, presented on November 13, 2010. In March 2017, the Harry Ransom Center
Harry Ransom Center
announced the acquisition of Wallach's papers, along with those of his wife. It will be made public when cataloging is complete.[2]


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Stage actor 2.2 Film and television roles

3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Roles 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Wallach was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, at 156 Union Street, a son of Jewish immigrants Abraham and Bertha (Schorr) Wallach, both from Poland. He had a brother and two sisters,[3] with his family being the only Jews
in an otherwise Italian American
Italian American
neighborhood.[4][5] His parents owned Bertha's Candy Store.[6] Wallach graduated in 1936 from the University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin
with a degree in history.[7] While at the university, he performed in a play with fellow students Ann Sheridan and Walter Cronkite. In a later interview, Wallach said that he learned to ride horses while in Texas, adding that he liked Texas because "it opened [his] eyes to the word friendship." He explained, "You could rely on people. If they gave you their word, that was it ... It was an education."[8] Two years later he received a master of arts degree in education from the City College of New York.[9][10] He gained his first method acting experience at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
in New York City, where he studied under Sanford Meisner.[11] There, according to Wallach, actors were forced to "unlearn" all their physical and vocal mannerisms, while traditional stage etiquette and "singsong" deliveries were "utterly excised" from his classroom.[12] Wallach's education was cut short when he was drafted into the United States Army in January 1941.[3] He served as staff sergeant in a military hospital in Hawaii
and later sent to Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Abilene, Texas
Abilene, Texas
to train as a medical administrative officer. Commissioned a second lieutenant, he was ordered to Casablanca. Later, when he was serving in France, a senior officer noticed his acting career and asked him to create a show for the patients. He and his unit wrote a play called Is This the Army?, which was inspired by Irving Berlin's This Is the Army. In the comedy, Wallach and the other actors mocked Axis dictators, with Wallach portraying Adolf Hitler.[13] Career[edit] Main article: Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
credits Stage actor[edit] Wallach took classes in acting at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School in New York with the influential German director Erwin Piscator. He later became a founding member of the Actors Studio, taught by Lee Strasberg. There, he studied more method acting technique with founding member Robert Lewis, and with other students including Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Herbert Berghof, Sidney Lumet, and his soon-to-be wife, Anne Jackson.[14] Wallach became Marilyn Monroe's first new friend when she became a student at the Actors Studio, once insisting on watching him perform in The Teahouse of the August Moon from the backstage wings, simply to see up close how experienced actors perform a two-hour play.[15] She also became friends with his wife, Anne Jackson, also studying at the Studio, and would visit the couple at their home and sometimes babysit their new child.[16] In 1945 Wallach made his Broadway debut and he won a Tony Award
Tony Award
in 1951 for his performance alongside Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
in the Tennessee Williams play The Rose Tattoo.[17] His other theater credits include Mister Roberts, The Teahouse of the August Moon, Camino Real, Major Barbara (in which director Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
discouraged Wallach's established method acting style),[17] Luv, and Staircase, co-starring Milo O'Shea, which was a serious depiction of an aging homosexual couple. He also played a role in a tour of Antony and Cleopatra, produced by the actress Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
in 1946.[18] He exposed Americans to the work of playwright Eugène Ionesco
Eugène Ionesco
in plays like The Chairs and The Lesson
The Lesson
in 1958, and in 1961 Rhinoceros opposite Zero Mostel.[17] He last starred on stage as the title character in Visiting Mr. Green.[19]

With Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
in The Rose Tattoo
The Rose Tattoo

The stage was where Wallach focused his early career. From 1945 to 1950 he and his wife, Anne Jackson, worked together acting in various plays by Tennessee Williams. The five years following, he continued only working on stage, not becoming involved in film work until 1956. During those years, however, they were generally having a hard time making ends meet. He recalls they were getting along on unemployment insurance and living in a one-room, $35 a month apartment on lower Fifth Avenue in the Village.[3] When he did get offered early movie parts, he turned them down with no regrets, and very early in his career he explained his reasoning:

What do I need a movie for? The stage is on a higher level in every way, and a more satisfying medium. Movies, by comparison, are like calendar art next to great paintings. You can't really do very much in movies or in television, but the stage is such an anarchistic medium.[3]

He said that the stage was what attracted him most and what he "needed" to do.[20] "Acting is the most alive thing I can do, and the most joyous," he stated.[3] Wallach and Jackson became one of the best-known acting couples in the American theater, as iconic as Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
and Lynn Fontanne, and Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
and Hume Cronyn,[17] and they looked for opportunities to work together. During an interview, he said of Jackson, "I have tremendous respect and admiration for her as an actress. . . we have a terrific working compatibility when we're in the same play, especially when the play means something important to us."[3] When he did gravitate toward accepting parts in films, he did so to "help pay the bills," he said, adding, "for actors, movies are a means to an end."[21] Despite the fact that he eventually acted in over 90 films and almost as many television dramas,[22] he continued to accept stage parts throughout his career, often with Jackson. They played in comedies like The Typists and The Tiger in 1963, and acted together in Waltz of the Toreadors in 1973. In 1978 they played in a revival of The Diary of Anne Frank, along with their daughters, and in 1984 they acted in Nest of the Wood Grouse, directed by Joseph Papp. Four years later, in 1988, they acted in a revival of Cafe Crown, a portrait of the Yiddish theatre scene during its prime.[21] They continued acting together as late as 2000, while he also took on roles alone throughout all those years.[21] Film and television roles[edit]

Wallach and Carroll Baker
Carroll Baker
in the swing scene from Baby Doll

Wallach's film debut was in Elia Kazan's controversial 1956 Baby Doll, for which he won the British Academy Film Awards
British Academy Film Awards
(BAFTA) as "Most Promising Newcomer."[23] Baby Doll
Baby Doll
was controversial because of its underlying sexual theme. Director Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
however, set explicit limits on Wallach's scenes, telling him not to actually seduce Carroll Baker, but instead to create an unfulfilled erotic tension.[24] Kazan later explained his reasoning:

What is erotic about sex to me is the seduction, not the act ... The scene on the swing with Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
and Carroll Baker
Carroll Baker
in Baby Doll is my exact idea of what eroticism in films should be.[25]

Wallach went on to a prolific career as "one of the greatest 'character actors' ever to appear on stage and screen," notes Turner Classic Movies,[1] acting in over 90 films.[22] Having grown up on the "mean streets" of an Italian American
Italian American
neighborhood,[26] and his versatility as a method actor, Wallach developed the ability to play a wide variety of different roles, although he tried to not get pinned down to any single type of character. "Right now I'm playing an old man," he said at age 84. But "I've been through all the ethnic groups, from Mexican bandits to Italian Mafia heads to Okinawans to half-breeds, and now I'm playing old Jews. Who knows?"[8] Noting this versatility as a character actor, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences called him "the quintessential chameleon," with the ability to play different characters "effortlessly,"[27] and L.A. Times theater critic Charles McNulty saw Wallach's "power to illuminate" his various screen or stage personas as being "radioactive."[26] The Guardian
The Guardian
newspaper has written that "Wallach was made for character acting," and includes movie clips from some of his most memorable roles in a tribute to him.[28] In 1961, Wallach co-starred with Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift
Montgomery Clift
and Clark Gable
Clark Gable
in The Misfits, Monroe's and Gable's last film before their deaths. Wallach never learned why he was cast in the film, although he suspected that Monroe had something to do with it.[16] Its screenwriter, Arthur Miller, who was married to Monroe at the time, said that " Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
is the happiest good actor I've ever known. He really enjoys the work."[1] Some of his other films included The Lineup (1958), Lord Jim (1965) with Peter O'Toole, a comic role in How to Steal a Million
How to Steal a Million
(1966), again with O'Toole, and Audrey Hepburn, and as Tuco (the 'Ugly') in Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
(1966) with Clint Eastwood, followed by other Spaghetti Westerns, such as Ace High. At one point, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
had asked Wallach whether he himself should accept a part offered to him to act in a similar Western, Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), which would also be directed by Leone. Wallach said "Yes, you'll enjoy the challenge," and Fonda later thanked Wallach for that advice.[29] Wallach and Eastwood became friends during the filming of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and he recalled their off-work time together: "Clint was the tall, silent type. He's the kind where you open up and do all the talking. He smiles and nods and stores it all away in that wonderful calculator of a brain."[30] In 2003 Wallach acted in Mystic River, produced and directed by Eastwood, who once said "working with Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
has been one of the great pleasures of my life."[1] A pivotal moment in Wallach's career came in 1953, when he, along with Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
and Harvey Lembeck, tried out for the role of Maggio in the film From Here to Eternity. Sinatra biographer Kitty Kelly notes that while Sinatra's test was good, it had none of the "consummate acting ability" of Wallach. Producer Harry Cohn
Harry Cohn
and director Fred Zinnemann were "dazzled" by Wallach's screen test and wanted him to play the part. However, Wallach had previously been offered an important role in another Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
play, Camino Real, to be directed by Elia Kazan, and turned down the movie role. Wallach said that when he learned that the play had finally received financing, he "grabbed" the opportunity: "It was a remarkable piece of writing by the leading playwright in America and it was going to be directed by the country's best. There really wasn't much of a choice for me."[31] The film, however, went on to win eight Academy Awards, including one for Sinatra, which revived his career. Wallach recalled afterwards, "Whenever Sinatra saw me, he’d say, 'Hello, you crazy actor!'"[4] Wallach, however, claimed to have no regrets. Film historian James Welsh states that during Wallach's career, he appeared in most of the "prestige" television dramas during the "Golden Age" of the 1950s, including Studio One, The Philco Television Playhouse, The Armstrong Circle Theatre, Playhouse 90, and The Hallmark Hall of Fame, among others. He won the 1966–1967 Emmy Award for his role in the telefilm The Poppy is Also a Flower.[5][32] In 2006 Wallach appeared on NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, playing a former writer who was blacklisted in the 1950s. His character was a writer on The Philco Comedy Hour, a show that aired on a fictional NBS network. This is a reference to The Philco Television Playhouse, in several episodes of which Wallach actually appeared in 1955. Wallach earned a 2007 Emmy nomination for his work on the show.[33]

Wallach at the 2010 TCM Classic Film Festival

During the filming of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Wallach nearly died three times. Once, he accidentally drank a bottle of acid which was placed next to his pop bottle; another time was in a scene where he was about to be hanged, someone fired a pistol which caused the horse underneath him to bolt and run a mile while Wallach's hands were still tied behind his back; in a different scene with him lying on a railroad track, he was close to being decapitated by steps jutting out from the train.[34] Wallach appeared as DC Comics' supervillain Mr. Freeze
Mr. Freeze
in the 1960s Batman television series. He said that he received more fan mail about his role as Mr. Freeze
Mr. Freeze
than about all of his other roles combined.[35] He played Gus Farber in the television miniseries Seventh Avenue in 1977, and 10 years later, at the age of 71, he starred alongside Michael Landon in Highway to Heaven
Highway to Heaven
episode " A Father's Faith". Three years later he played aging mob boss Don Altobello
Don Altobello
in the third episode of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy. On November 13, 2010, at the age of 94, Wallach received an Academy Honorary Award for his contribution to the film industry from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[36] A few years prior to that event, Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
told another audience that Wallach, with whom she acted in The Holiday
The Holiday
in 2006,[37] was one of the "most charismatic men" she'd met, and her "very own sexiest man alive."[27] Wallach's final performance was in the short film The Train (2015). Wallach plays a holocaust survivor, who in a meeting teaches a self-consumed and preoccupied young man that life can change in a moment. The short was shot in early 2014 and premiered on August 6, 2015 at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Between 1984 and 1997, he also did voice overs in a series of commercials for the Toyota Pickup. Personal life[edit] Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
was married to stage actress Anne Jackson
Anne Jackson
(1925–2016) for 66 years from March 5, 1948, until his death. They had three children: Peter (born 1951), Roberta (born 1955), and Katherine (born 1958). Roberta played an epileptic teenager in Paul Zindel's The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds and appeared in several other movies. Wallach was a strict teetotaler and once asked the director John Huston for advice on how to play a "drunk" scene during the filming of The Misfits. A few years before 2005, Wallach lost sight in his left eye as the result of a stroke.[27] His niece is the historian Joan Wallach Scott
Joan Wallach Scott
(the daughter of his brother, Sam Wallach). A. O. Scott, a film critic for The New York Times, is his great-nephew.[22] Death[edit] Wallach died on June 24, 2014 of natural causes at the age of 98. He was survived by his wife of 66 years, three children, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. His body was cremated.[21][38] Roles[edit] Main article: Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
credits References[edit]

^ a b c d video: " Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
Tribute at the TCM Classic Film Festival 2010" on YouTube, 4 minutes. ^ "Papers of Actors Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
and Anne Jackson
Anne Jackson
Acquired". www.hrc.utexas.edu. Retrieved 2017-03-06.  ^ a b c d e f Ross, Lillian, and Helen. The Player: A Profile of an Art, Simon and Schuster (1962) pp. 159–160. ^ a b " Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
Knows His Lines" – Forward.com. ^ a b " Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
Biography (1915–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved January 2, 2011.  ^ "Full text of "The Player A Profile Of An Art"". Archive.org. Retrieved January 2, 2011.  ^ "Alumni in the News: Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
to receive lifetime achievement award" Archived February 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Alumni and Friends, Department of History, University of Texas, Austin. ^ a b The Alcalde: Texas, March 2000. ^ "Marian Seldes, Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
to Receive CCNY Alumni Finley Award", Newswire, City College of New York, October 19, 2010. ^ "Biography: Eli Wallach", The New York Times. ^ "Eli Wallach, veteran actor, dead at 98", CBS News, June 25, 2014. ^ Gordon, Mel. Stanislavsky in America: An Actor's Workbook, Routledge (2010) p. 178. ^ " Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
Biography". Starpulse.com. Retrieved June 26, 2014.  ^ Lewis, Robert (1996). "Actors Studio, 1947". Slings and Arrows: Theater in My Life. New York: Applause Books. p. 183. ISBN 1-55783-244-7.  ^ Gottfried, Martin. Arthur Miller: His Life and Work, Da Capo Press (2003) p. 245. ^ a b Harding, Les. They Knew Marilyn Monroe: Famous Persons in the Life of the Hollywood Icon, McFarland (2012) p. 154. ^ a b c d Simonson, Robert (June 25, 2014). "Eli Wallach, Seasoned Star of Stage and Film, Dies at 98". Playbill. Archived from the original on August 17, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014.  ^ Mosel, "Leading Lady: The World and Theatre of Katharine Cornell. ^ David Ng. "Eli Wallach, an Actors Studio
Actors Studio
veteran and theater stalwart". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 25, 2014.  ^ http://theeveningclass.blogspot.com/2010/05/tcm-classic-film-festival-2010-good-bad.html "The Evening Class", TCM interview with Robert Osborne, May 6, 2010. ^ a b c d Berkvist, Robert (June 25, 2014). "Eli Wallach, Multifaceted Actor, Dies at 98". The New York Times.  ^ a b c Scott, A. O. (November 4, 2010). "Eli Wallach, From Brooklyn to Honorary Oscar". The New York Times.  ^ Heintzelman, Greta. Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams, Infobase Publishing (2005) p. 33. ^ Wallach, Eli. The Good, the Bad, and Me: In My Anecdotage, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2005) p. 172. ^ Young, Jeff. Kazan: The Master Director Discusses his films – Interviews with Elia Kazan, Newmarket Press (1999) p. 224. ^ a b McNulty, Charles. " Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
had the power to illuminate a character on stage and screen", Los Angeles Times, June 25, 2014. ^ a b c " Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
dead: Star of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
dies aged 98" Mirror U.K. June 25, 2014. ^ "Eli Wallach: a career in clips", The Guardian, June 25, 2014. ^ Schochet, Stephen. Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes about the Stars and Legend, Hollywood Stories Publishing (2010) p. 118. ^ McGilligan, Patrick. Clint: The Life and Legend, Macmillan (1999) p. 154. ^ Kelly, Kitty. His Way: An Unauthorized Biography Of Frank Sinatra, Random House (2010). ^ Welsch, James M. and Phillips, Gene D. The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia, Scarecrow Press (2010) p. 273. ^ "List of Emmy Nominations 2007". TVWeek. July 19, 2007. Archived from the original on September 24, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2014.  ^ Armour, Philip. The 100 Greatest Western Movies of All Time, Morris Book Publishing (2011) p. 70. ^ "Eli Wallach, prolific U.S. character actor, dies at 98", Reuters, June 25, 2014. ^ Eli Wallach's acceptance speech, Honorary Academy Award, Governors' Award ceremony on YouTube, November 13, 2010. ^ The Holiday
The Holiday
- Arthur's award ceremony. August 17, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2016 – via YouTube.  ^ Reuters Editorial (June 25, 2014). "Eli Wallach, prolific U.S. character actor, dies at 98". Reuters. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
/ Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1928) Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(1932) Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple
(1934) D. W. Griffith
D. W. Griffith
(1935) The March of Time
The March of Time
/ W. Howard Greene and Harold Rosson (1936) Edgar Bergen
Edgar Bergen
/ W. Howard Greene / Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
Film Library / Mack Sennett
Mack Sennett
(1937) J. Arthur Ball / Walt Disney
Walt Disney
/ Deanna Durbin
Deanna Durbin
and Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
/ Gordon Jennings, Jan Domela, Devereaux Jennings, Irmin Roberts, Art Smith, Farciot Edouart, Loyal Griggs, Loren L. Ryder, Harry D. Mills, Louis Mesenkop, Walter Oberst / Oliver T. Marsh and Allen Davey / Harry Warner
Harry Warner
(1938) Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks
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Judy Garland
/ William Cameron Menzies / Motion Picture Relief Fund (Jean Hersholt, Ralph Morgan, Ralph Block, Conrad Nagel)/ Technicolor Company (1939) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Nathan Levinson (1940) Walt Disney, William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins, and the RCA Manufacturing Company / Leopold Stokowski
Leopold Stokowski
and his associates / Rey Scott / British Ministry of Information (1941) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
/ Noël Coward
Noël Coward
/ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(1942) George Pal
George Pal
(1943) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Margaret O'Brien
Margaret O'Brien
(1944) Republic Studio, Daniel J. Bloomberg, and the Republic Studio Sound Department / Walter Wanger
Walter Wanger
/ The House I Live In / Peggy Ann Garner (1945) Harold Russell
Harold Russell
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
/ Ernst Lubitsch
Ernst Lubitsch
/ Claude Jarman Jr. (1946) James Baskett
James Baskett
/ Thomas Armat, William Nicholas Selig, Albert E. Smith, and George Kirke Spoor
George Kirke Spoor
/ Bill and Coo / Shoeshine (1947) Walter Wanger
Walter Wanger
/ Monsieur Vincent
Monsieur Vincent
/ Sid Grauman
Sid Grauman
/ Adolph Zukor
Adolph Zukor
(1948) Jean Hersholt
Jean Hersholt
/ Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
/ Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
/ The Bicycle Thief (1949) Louis B. Mayer
Louis B. Mayer
/ George Murphy
George Murphy
/ The Walls of Malapaga (1950)


Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
/ Rashomon
(1951) Merian C. Cooper
Merian C. Cooper
/ Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd
/ George Mitchell / Joseph M. Schenck / Forbidden Games
Forbidden Games
(1952) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation / Bell & Howell Company / Joseph Breen / Pete Smith (1953) Bausch & Lomb Optical Company / Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
/ Kemp Niver / Greta Garbo / Jon Whiteley
Jon Whiteley
/ Vincent Winter / Gate of Hell (1954) Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1955) Eddie Cantor
Eddie Cantor
(1956) Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
/ Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson / Charles Brackett / B. B. Kahane (1957) Maurice Chevalier
Maurice Chevalier
(1958) Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton
/ Lee de Forest
Lee de Forest
(1959) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
/ Stan Laurel
Stan Laurel
/ Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills
(1960) William L. Hendricks / Fred L. Metzler / Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
(1961) William J. Tuttle
William J. Tuttle
(1964) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
(1965) Yakima Canutt
Yakima Canutt
/ Y. Frank Freeman
Y. Frank Freeman
(1966) Arthur Freed (1967) John Chambers / Onna White (1968) Cary Grant
Cary Grant
(1969) Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish
/ Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1970) Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1971) Charles S. Boren / Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
(1972) Henri Langlois
Henri Langlois
/ Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
(1973) Howard Hawks
Howard Hawks
/ Jean Renoir
Jean Renoir
(1974) Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford


Margaret Booth (1977) Walter Lantz
Walter Lantz
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
/ King Vidor
King Vidor
/ Museum of Modern Art Department of Film (1978) Hal Elias / Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1979) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1980) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1981) Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1982) Hal Roach
Hal Roach
(1983) James Stewart
James Stewart
/ National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
(1984) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
/ Alex North (1985) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1986) Eastman Kodak
Company / National Film Board of Canada
National Film Board of Canada
(1988) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1989) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
/ Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
(1990) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1991) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1992) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1993) Michelangelo Antonioni
Michelangelo Antonioni
(1994) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
/ Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
(1995) Michael Kidd
Michael Kidd
(1996) Stanley Donen
Stanley Donen
(1997) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1998) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1999) Jack Cardiff
Jack Cardiff
/ Ernest Lehman (2000)


Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
/ Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(2001) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(2002) Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
(2003) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(2004) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2005) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2006) Robert F. Boyle (2007) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
/ Roger Corman
Roger Corman
/ Gordon Willis
Gordon Willis
(2009) Kevin Brownlow / Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
/ Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(2010) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
/ Dick Smith (2011) D. A. Pennebaker
D. A. Pennebaker
/ Hal Needham
Hal Needham
/ George Stevens Jr.
George Stevens Jr.
(2012) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
/ Steve Martin
Steve Martin
/ Piero Tosi (2013) Jean-Claude Carrière
Jean-Claude Carrière
/ Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
/ Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara
(2014) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
/ Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(2015) Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
/ Lynn Stalmaster / Anne V. Coates / Frederick Wiseman (2016) Charles Burnett / Owen Roizman / Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
/ Agnès Varda (2017)

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(1952) Norman Wisdom
Norman Wisdom
(1953) David Kossoff
David Kossoff
(1954) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1955) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1956) Eric Barker (1957) Paul Massie
Paul Massie
(1958) Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills

Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1960) Rita Tushingham
Rita Tushingham
(1961) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1962) James Fox (1963) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1964) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1965) Vivien Merchant (1966) Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
(1967) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1968) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1969) David Bradley (1970) Dominic Guard (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) Peter Egan (1973) Georgina Hale
Georgina Hale
(1974) Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perrine
(1975) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1976) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1977) Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
(1978) Dennis Christopher
Dennis Christopher

Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1980) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley

Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film

Phyllis Logan
Phyllis Logan
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor
in a Drama Series

Dennis Weaver
Dennis Weaver
(1959) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1961) Albert Paulsen (1964) James Daly (1966) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1967) Milburn Stone
Milburn Stone
(1968) James Brolin
James Brolin
(1970) David Burns (1971) Jack Warden
Jack Warden
(1972) Scott Jacoby (1973) Michael Moriarty (1974) Will Geer
Will Geer
(1975) Anthony Zerbe
Anthony Zerbe
(1976) Gary Frank (1977) Robert Vaughn
Robert Vaughn
(1978) Stuart Margolin (1979) Stuart Margolin (1980) Michael Conrad (1981) Michael Conrad (1982) James Coco
James Coco
(1983) Bruce Weitz
Bruce Weitz
(1984) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(1985) John Karlen (1986) John Hillerman
John Hillerman
(1987) Larry Drake
Larry Drake
(1988) Larry Drake
Larry Drake
(1989) Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits
(1990) Timothy Busfield (1991) Richard Dysart
Richard Dysart
(1992) Chad Lowe (1993) Fyvush Finkel
Fyvush Finkel
(1994) Ray Walston
Ray Walston
(1995) Ray Walston
Ray Walston
(1996) Héctor Elizondo
Héctor Elizondo
(1997) Gordon Clapp (1998) Michael Badalucco (1999) Richard Schiff
Richard Schiff
(2000) Bradley Whitford
Bradley Whitford
(2001) John Spencer (2002) Joe Pantoliano
Joe Pantoliano
(2003) Michael Imperioli
Michael Imperioli
(2004) William Shatner
William Shatner
(2005) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(2006) Terry O'Quinn
Terry O'Quinn
(2007) Željko Ivanek (2008) Michael Emerson
Michael Emerson
(2009) Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul
(2010) Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage
(2011) Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul
(2012) Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale
(2013) Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul
(2014) Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage
(2015) Ben Mendelsohn
Ben Mendelsohn
(2016) John Lithgow
John Lithgow

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Featured Actor
in a Play


Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1949) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1951) John Cromwell (1952) John Williams (1953) John Kerr (1954) Francis L. Sullivan
Francis L. Sullivan
(1955) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1956) Frank Conroy (1957) Henry Jones (1958) Charlie Ruggles
Charlie Ruggles
(1959) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1960) Martin Gabel
Martin Gabel
(1961) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1962) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1963) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1964) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1965) Patrick Magee (1966) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1967) James Patterson (1968) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1969) Ken Howard
Ken Howard
(1970) Paul Sand (1971) Vincent Gardenia
Vincent Gardenia
(1972) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1973) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1974) Frank Langella
Frank Langella


Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
(1976) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1977) Lester Rawlins (1978) Michael Gough (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Zakes Mokae (1982) Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
(1983) Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
(1984) Barry Miller (1985) John Mahoney
John Mahoney
(1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(1988) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) John Glover (1995) Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
(1996) Owen Teale
Owen Teale
(1997) Tom Murphy (1998) Frank Wood (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice


Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean Leonard
(2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Brían F. O'Byrne (2004) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2005) Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
(2006) Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
(2007) Jim Norton (2008) Roger Robinson (2009) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2010) John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
(2011) Christian Borle
Christian Borle
(2012) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2013) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2014) Richard McCabe (2015) Reed Birney (2016) Michael Aronov (2017)

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