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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
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Victor Israel is one of the most prolific and ubiquitous, yet anonymous, often overlooked and hence underrated character actors in Spanish film history. Born on June 13th in 1929 in Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain, Israel began acting in films in the early 1960s. Short and dumpy, with a plain, round, pudgy face, thinning hair, medium height and build, snaggle teeth, a benign, humble, unassuming demeanor, and wide, moist, dark saucer eyes, Israel frequently portrays ordinary working class types, timid cowards, men of the cloth and meek victims. He soon began making frequent appearances in rugged action films and gritty Italian spaghetti Westerns; he has an especially memorable uncredited part as a weary sergeant at a rundown Confederate fort who Lee Van Cleef talks to in Sergio Leone's magnificent Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. (1966) (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, ). In the late 1960s and up until the mid-'80s, Israel acted in an enjoyable slew of spooky horror features and entertainingly trashy exploitation fare. Among his more notable roles are a creepy handyman in La residencia (1969) (The House That Screamed); a slimy, greedy, unctuous cemetery caretaker in Necrophagus (1971) (Graveyard of Horror); a craven coachman in Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971); a whistling train baggage handler in the fantastic Horror Express (1972); a near deaf, vaguely menacing innkeeper in El Monte de las brujas (1972) (The Witches' Mountain); a despicable and untrustworthy sniveling wimp nightclub owner in the splendidly sleazy Ricco (1973) (The Mean Machine); a scruffy, spineless mountain trail guide in the outrageous La maldición de la bestia (1975) (Night of the Howling Beast); a zombie priest in Virus (1980/I) (Hell of the Living Dead); and a boozy dock night watchman in the laughably lousy Serpiente de mar (1984) (The Sea Serpent). Now in his mid-70s, Vic Israel still occasionally acts in both movies and TV shows alike.