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Richard ShickelThe directness and unpretentiousness of his work is in the same spirit that animates his straightforward and charming memoir, The Good, the Bad, and Me. He is, he says, a devotee of the Strasbergian ''Method'' (his membership in the Actors Studio dates to its beginnings), but there is nothing brooding, solipsistic or, in this book at least, psychologically probing about the man. His self-portrait is of a hard-working actor who learns his lines easily and is a genial presence backstage or on the set. He has pleasant, gently amusing stories to tell about working with all kinds of actors -- Olivier, Gielgud, Eastwood, Gable. Indeed, his portrait of Gable's total professionalism (and of his patience with Marilyn Monroe, who once baby-sat for Wallach and his wife, Anne Jackson) during the shooting of ''The Misfits'' is particularly warm and rich in casually spun insight.
— The New York Times