Geno Silva, ‘Scarface’ And ‘Mulholland Drive’ Actor, Dies At 72 – The veteran character actor, Geno Silva, best known for playing The Skull, the hitman who takes out Al Pacino’s Tony Montana in the explosive climax of Scarface, has died on May 9 at his LA home.
Geno Silva, ‘Scarface’ And ‘Mulholland Drive’ Actor, Dies At 72 | Geno Silva Cause Of Death:
Geno Silva, who left a memorable scene in the hit movie “Scarface,” died May 9 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from frontotemporal degeneration, a form of dementia.
Throughout a four-decade career, Silva is best known for playing the role of the skull, who murders Al Pacino’s Tony Montana with a 12-gauge shotgun in Brian De Palma’s famous, bloody remake of Scarface — it’s one of the most memorable scenes in what may be the greatest movie ever made.
Silva’s hitman character who never speaks a word while he guns down Montana with a shotgun from behind at the end in the classic movie, leaving one of the most memorable closing scenes in Hollywood history.
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Geno Silva was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 20, 1948. He also was a veteran of the stage.
Silva also could starred in Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit (1981) — he was in the 1979 Broadway production opposite Edward James Olmos — Robert Towne’s Tequila Sunrise (1988); Steven Spielberg’s Amistad and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, both released in 1997; David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (2001); and F. Gary Gray’s A Man Apart (2003).
Geno Silva starred on Broadway, movies and TV. His television credits include Hill Street Blues, Days of Our Lives, Miami Vice, Key West, Walker Texas Rangers, Star Trek: Enterprise and Alias.
In 1994, Silva made his appearances on in the Peter Sellars’ stage production of The Merchant of Venice with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz.
In 1999, Silva and Ortiz worked off-Broadway in Sueño, written by future Oscar nominee Jose Rivera’s (The Motorcycle Diaries).
Geno Silva is survived by his wife, Pamela; daughter Lucia; grandchildren Eva and Levon; and sister Elizabeth.
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