We lost another screen star when actor Gena Silva was supposed to be dead. One of Silva’s most striking roles is that of the killer, who sends Tony Montana to Scarface, one of the highlights in the history of cinema. Silva died Monday in his Los Angeles home of complications caused by a form of dementia called frontotemporal degeneration. He was 72 years old.
Silva was killed on the 20th. Born January 1948 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His most famous role as an actor probably belongs to an accomplice nicknamed Skull in the classic gangster film Scarface. In the hit film Skull, a silent killer is hired by drug baron Alejandro Sosa (Paul Shenar) to eliminate the legendary Tony Montana (Al Pacino), which he does at the climax of the film. Despite the fact that many of his colleagues were removed from the trial, it was Skull who finally managed to arrest Tony and send him to the pit after the fatal shot just before the credits. Over the years, Skull has been widely recognized as the man who overthrew the legendary Tony Montana, and one of the interviewees has put him on the list of the best lackeys in film as number 7.
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Besides Scarface, Silva has had many other roles on the big screen. In the sequel to The Lost World (1997) he met dinosaurs: Jurassic Park and also starred in films such as Tequila Rise, My Mom – Werewolf, Night Eyes 2 and 1941. Silva has also made numerous television appearances, including a recurring role in the drama series Fox Key West with other roles in series such as Miami Vice, Walker, Texas Ranger and Alias. Silva is also known for her stage work, including a performance with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the film The Merchant of Venice and with John Ortiz in the Broadway show Sueno.
Silvo started to slow down his acting in the late ’90s. The actor is said to have played a role in the Canadian television series Sentinel, a role in Steven Spielberg’s 1997 film Amistad as the Spanish navigator Jose Ruiz, and then left unattended and directed by David Lynch in the surrealist cult film Mulholland Drive in the action film Vin Diesel Man. His last film was shot in 2005 in the independent comedy Heaven Tortilla, which was also aired in several episodes of the television series Star Trek : The company as Senator Vrax in the same year.
Among the survivors of Silva – his wife Pamela, daughter Lucia, grandson Eve and Lavon, sister Elizabeth. In his memory, the family asks for donations to the Dementia Association of Front and Time. We extend our condolences to Silva’s family and to all those who knew the deceased actor best. He will certainly be missed by his fans as well, because his skull grip and other roles will ensure that he will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace. This message is from a Hollywood reporter.
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