Geno Silva, the character entertainer most popular as playing the sunglass-wearing professional killer who polished off Al Pacino’s Tony Montana in “Scarface,” has passed on at 72.
His family wrote in a Legacy eulogy that Silva kicked the bucket calmly in his Los Angeles home May 9 of inconveniences from frontotemporal degeneration, a type of dementia with which he had been harrowed for a long time.
Silva had a four-decade vocation in film,TV and stage showing up in excess of 100 undertakings. His screen credits incorporate 1988’s “Tequila Sunrise,” Steven Spielberg’s “Amistad” and “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” David Lynch’s 2001 “Mulholland Drive” and he featured close by Vin Diesel in F. Gary Gray’s 2003 “A Man Apart.”
In any case, Silva truly made his film mark as the quiet professional killer known as “The Skull” in 1983’s “Scarface.” As Pacino’s cocaine-filled medication ruler Tony Montana seethes at a multitude of would-be executioners filling his body with slugs, “The Skull” silently strolls behind Montana and shoots him in the back with a shotgun.
Montana falls, arms outstretched, through an luxurious gold railing into the wellspring beneath. End of executive Brian De Palma’s grievous story.
On TV, Silva showed up in “Slope Street Blues,” “227,” “Miami Vice,” “MacGyver,” “Key West,” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.” He played Senator Vrax in the “Star Trek: Enterprise” (scenes “Joined together” and “The Aenar”) and as series customary Hector Allegria on Fox’s brief comedy “Key West.”
Companion Laura Fuino, who met Silva on the arrangement of “Scarface,” said the man was far unique in relation to the threatening on-screen character he could depict onscreen.
“He played all the intense folks, yet he was perused and rich,” said Fuino, who included that Silva was a capable photographer. “He was only a sort, caring individual, a genuine delicate monster.”
Silva is made due by his better half, Pamela, his daughter, Lucia and two grandkids.
Lucia depicted her dad over an email to USA TODAY: “Though my father totally cherished acting, his most loved jobs were those of worshiping spouse, committed dad, and adoring companion and family man. Frightening on screen, face to face he was warm, liberal, and incapacitating. He wanted to cook and engage companions. He and my mom facilitated incalculable supper gatherings loaded up with incredible food, music, chuckling and discussion into the extremely early times. He lived and cherished completely, and really accepted he was the most fortunate man on earth.”