“Mark Margolis was known for playing Hector Salamanca in Breaking Bad” and its spin-off Better Call Saul. The entertainment world is saddened by his death.
The actor died on August 4 at age 83 after a short illness, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Morgan Margolis, the CEO of Knitting Factory Entertainment and his son, told the sad news that his father had died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Margolis had a long and successful career, and his role as Hector Salamanca made him very famous with fans and praised by critics.
Because of his success on Netflix, he was nominated for an Emmy in 2012 for being the best guest actress in a drama series. His performance was so interesting and memorable that he was asked to play the same character again in the spin-off series Better Call Saul.
In 2016, Margolis thought about his return as Hector and was surprised by how much people liked him. He told The Hollywood Reporter, “As far as I knew, I was only in that one episode of Breaking Bad. But there’s no accounting for taste, and the fans liked me.”
He joked when people asked him how he could play such a bad guy: “Recently, someone asked me, ‘How did you manage to play such a horrible guy?’ and I said, ‘Have you talked to my friends?'” They will tell you that I was pretty unhappy to start with.”
Fans and people who work in the entertainment business are saddened by the news of his death because they remember how much he did for the industry.
Margolis is known for his powerful roles in great movies like Requiem for a Dream, Scarface, and Black Swan. He leaves behind a lasting mark on the world of movies.
He is well-known for playing iconic roles like Alberto “The Shadow” in Scarface, and he has acted alongside stars like Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Al Pacino.
Margolis was born into a humble family in Philadelphia in 1939. He began his journey to becoming a well-known actor at a young age. Margolis took his first acting class at Temple University when he was just 14 years old. His mother was a designer and his father worked in a factory. After that, he moved to New York, which is a culture center, to study theater with the famous Stella Adler at The Actors Studio.
In a December 2020 chat with Eric Broadbent for Inside the Gilliverse, Margolis talked about what he learned from Stella Adler. He said, “When I first saw her, I thought, ‘If God is a woman, this is him.'” She had a big personality. Stella taught me everything I know about how to act.”
Before he became well-known as Alberto in the 1983 movie Scarface, Margolis played a number of small parts. After Scarface, he took a short break from acting, which is something that many stars do.
He said, “I’m just a small-time actor.” Truth be told, I had to work for a friend who built houses for a few months six months after Scarface just to make ends meet.
Even though his career went up and down, Margolis kept making figures that people will always remember. He left an indelible mark on the world of movies.