On stage, he featured in the 1994 Peter Sellars’ stage production of “The Merchant of Venice” with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz. The actor also appeared in David Lynch’s critically acclaimed neo-noir Mulholland Drive (2001), featuring Naomi Watts. On TV, Silva appeared in Hill Street Blues, Days of Our Lives, Key West, Walker Texas Rangers, Star Trek: Enterprise and Alias. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Silva had a career on stage and screen, but it was his character as The Skull who kills Al Pacino’s Tony Montana during the climax of the Brian De Palma-directed crime drama which is one of his most memorable characters. He worked in a number of big studio films like Steven Spielberg’s Amistad and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, A Man Apart with F Gary Gray, and Tequila Sunrise, directed by Robert Towne. Silva reunited with Ortiz for Jose Rivera’s off-Broadway production of “Sueno”. The actor passed away on May 9 in Los Angeles of complications from frontotemporal degeneration, reported Deadline. By: PTI | Los Angeles |
Published: May 18, 2020 8:54:49 pm
Geno Silva in the Al Pacino starrer Scarface. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Actor Geno Silva, who played the iconic baddie The Skull in 1983’s Scarface, has died at the age of 72.