New York - US method actor Eli Wallach - famous for a 60-year career that included classics like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and The Magnificnet Seven - is dead at the age of 98, reported the NewYork Times Tuesday, citing the actor's daughter.
The Polish-Jewish immigrant had his Broadway debut in 1945, winning a Tony award in 1951.
He enjoyed his first silver screen success with The Magnificent Seven in 1960, playing Mexican bandit Calvera.
He went on to co-star in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with Clint Eastwood, portraying the gangster Tuco.
He received an honourary Oscar for lifetime achievement in 2010.