Badguys of Western Film … Henry Silva

21 Oct

Henry Silva

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Henry SIlva





2 Responses to “Badguys of Western Film … Henry Silva”

  1. Teepee12 October 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    The smiling pictures of Silva? I think that’s the only time I’ve ever seen him with a smile. In the movies, it was at best a sinister smirk. Bad guys got the best and juiciest roles.

    • jcalberta October 21, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

      Silva “grew up in Harlem and quit school when he was 13 years old to attend drama classes, supporting himself as a dishwasher and waiter in a Manhattan hotel” so it says. He hoped to do some serious work, but when he got into film he got type cast as a bad guy. However, this gave him a ton of consistent work over many years. Ironically – just as with Eastwood and Van Cleef – it was Spaghetti Westerns that finally promoted him to top Billing. BUT not here. He could speak Spanish and Italian – and became a big Star overseas – making about 25 movies over 10 years. All in all … a pretty good career.

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