We lost another big movie star when character actor Geno Silva reportedly passed away. With a decade-long career, one of Silva’s most notable roles is playing the killer who sends Tony Montana Scar face in one of the greatest moments in cinema history ever. According to reports, Silva died on Monday in his Los Angeles home from complications from dementia called frontotemporal degeneration. He was 72 years old.
Silva was born on January 20, 1948 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As an actor, his most famous role is perhaps that of the henchman nicknamed “The Skull” in the classic gangster film Scarface. In the hit film, The Skull is a silent killer hired by drug lord Alejandro Sosa (Paul Shenar) to take out icon Tony Montana (Al Pacino), which he does at the height of the film. Although many of his colleagues are taken out, it is The Skull who finally manages to stop Tony and plunge him into a well after firing the fatal shot just before the credits roll. In recent years, The Skull has received a lot of recognition for defeating the legendary Tony Montana. In a poll, he was named 7th on the list of the best henchmen in film history.
In addition to Scar faceSilva had many other roles on the big screen. In the 1997 sequel, he faced dinosaurs The lost world: Jurassic Park and also had parts in films like Tequila sunrise, My mother is a werewolf, Night eyes 2, and 1941. Silva has also had many television appearances, including a recurring role in the Fox drama series Key West with other roles in shows like Miami Vice, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Alias. Silva is also known for his stage work, which includes acting with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman The merchant of Venice and with John Ortiz on the Off Broadway show Sueño.
Silvo began to slow down his acting work in the late 1990s. The actor would play a role in the Canadian television series The SentinelHe would play a role in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad 1997 as Spanish sailor Jose Ruiz, who can later be seen in the Vin Diesel action film A Man Apart and directed by David Lynch in the surreal cult classic Mulholland Drive. He would make his last film appearance in the 2005 indie comedy Tortilla heavenand also appears in several episodes of the television series Star Trek: company as Senator Vrax in the same year.
His wife Pamela is one of Silva’s survivors; Daughter Lucia; Grandchildren, Eva and Levon; and sister Elizabeth. The family asks for donations in his memory The Association for Frontotemporal Dementia. We express our condolences to the Silva family and everyone else who knew the deceased actor best. His fans will surely miss him too, as his attitude towards The Skull and his other roles will ensure that he is not forgotten. Rest in peace. This message comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter.
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