Henry Silva

Written by Joe D on September 8th, 2008

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Thanks to my pal Mike Malloy I had the great good fortune to meet an icon of Cinema, Henry Silva! Henry started out in the Actors Studio, after passing an audition for Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg. A play he worked on at the Studio moved onto Broadway to rave reviews and the rest as they say is history. Henry told of meeting Frank Sinatra , visiting him on the set of Some Came Running at MGM and working with him on The Manchurian Candidate. What a cool guy, but he was being interviewed for a Euro Crime documentary that Mike is putting together and so he mainly spoke of his experiences in Italy and working with great directors like Umberto Lenzi and Fernando Di Leo. I wrote about one of Silva’s and DiLeo’s collaborations in an earlier post, Il Boss. Anyway it was a great pleasure to meet the funny, talented, energetic Henry Silva. Dear Producers and Directors call him, give him a part in your latest epic. He’s great, check him out in Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog.

Here is Henry in the opening of Il Boss

Here’s the trailer for Johnny Cool

6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Sep
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    Gary King

    I love Henry Silva!! He has such a great face. You are so lucky.

  2. Sep
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    Jonny

    Awesome photo Joe! I’d love to meet Henry, what a cool guy and great actor. I’m real jealous!

    Can’t wait to see Mike’s documentary.

  3. Sep
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    Joe D

    Henry is a great guy, if I ever get to make my Euro/Mafia film I will ask him to play the capo di tutti capi.

  4. Sep
    14
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    101DoFollowBlogs

    I’ve heard some good things about this blog. Remember to balance the pics with the text tho. cheers!

  5. Jan
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    Frederick Groudas

    Henry Silva * Yes - I know that he should have done - much - much - MORE ! [ …throughout his career ! ] ** ” Sharkey’s Machine ” - now “that Part ” … that he played therein - was G-R-E-A-T ! * Michael Douglas should have come up with something! … for him … years ago ! We love you Mr. Silva, & thank you !

  6. Feb
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    Bob Lynch

    Henry Silva is awesome ,always steals the movie from the star .Lets see more of him PLEASE !!!!!

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