Within the wake of the passing of acclaimed character actor Mark Margolis at age 83, we’re looking again at his physique of labor, and a few of his most memorable performances. Right here’s a number of a few of the finest in a profession spanning over 40 years.
Breaking Unhealthy/Higher Name Saul
It’s a testomony – and never a very contemporary one – to Mark Margolis’s expertise that he managed to steal each scene he had in Breaking Unhealthy regardless of spending the vast majority of them mute, seated, and solely transferring one finger.
“Tio” Hector Salamanca was a haunting character. Revealed by his Higher Name Saul prologue to have been paralyzed by a botched assassination try, he in some way turns into extra terrifying from the confines of a wheelchair than he was as a completely ambulatory crime boss. He’s a person possessed of horrible will, carried out with surgical precision.
Margolis obtained a comparatively late-in-life begin as an on-screen presence, and he was already in his 40s when he popped up as Alberto the Shadow within the 1983 traditional Scarface. 40 years later, the scene the place he and Al Pacino’s Tony Montana go to break a household’s day with a couple of baked potato’s value of C4 stays the place to go if you wish to make your pals say “hey, isn’t that Tuco’s uncle?”
Nearly every part Darren Aronofsky ever made
It began with Pi, the 1998 function movie debut of acclaimed weirdo Darren Aronofsky, wherein Mark Margolis seems as Sol, a arithmetic fanatic in the course of a nasty run of cardiovascular episodes. The actor/director comradery appeared to stay, and Margolis went on to seem in Aronofsky’s subsequent 5 movies: Requiem for a Dream in 2000, The Fountain in 2006, The Wrestler in 2008, 2010’s Black Swan, and in a voice-only function in Noah in 2014. Both by design or windfall, he managed to dodge Mom!
One other in a collection of ill-fated drug lords performed by Mark Margolis, Antonio Nappa jumped into the drama of HBO’s Oz on the again 9 of the second season. He made it by 10 grotesque episodes as a member of the jail’s kitchen workers and chief of the Sicilians earlier than coming to a fittingly chilling finish in Unit E by the hands of a fellow legal. Margolis did a whole lot of that kind of factor, and he did it properly.
Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology
Star Trek has all the time been a premier vacation spot for beloved actors to go to spend per week creating enduring work with rubber glued to their foreheads. In season three of Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology, Margolis joined this noble fraternity, enjoying annoyed scientist Nel Apgar within the episode “A Matter of Perspective.” Following within the footsteps of Trek tales like “Measure of a Man” and paving the best way for future legal-dramas-in-space like “The Drumhead,” it’s a narrative that, like all good Star Trek, nonetheless sends excited viewers down conversational rabbit holes to at the present time.