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).

Two of Hollywood's greatest hits almost didn't make it

Sherry Lansing, former president of 20th Century Fox and CEO of Paramount Pictures, has revealed that two of her greatest film triumphs - "Fatal Attraction" and "Forrest Gump" - were previously passed on by several studios before reaching her desk.