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Eli Wallach: 50 years of being very good, bad and (occasionally) ugly

Eli Wallach in Baby Doll

For the film world in which he worked for more than half a century, Eli Wallach established his brand identity as "il brutto", the Ugly, in Sergio Leone's 1966 spaghetti western Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo or The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Lee Van Cleef was the Bad and Clint Eastwood, notionally, was the Good).



Angry man with vacuum cleaner

Cleaning up at the box office

A story about self-wringing mops might sound like the worst ever movie pitch – but that’s the deal with David O Russell-directed biopic Joy, opening in UK cinemas on 1 January.