We always see him alongside Robert Redford or Clint Eastwood films with a gun on his hand. In real life, he is a firearms enthusiast who owns a custom-built Terry Tussey 1911 .45 and reloads his own ammunition.He is the buddy, the sidekick, the outlaw. These were most of his popular roles in his 50 years of being an actor. He appeared in several off-Broadway productions and had his first minor role in 1972’s The Culpepper Cattle Co. After that, he appeared in seven Clint Eastwood films including Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy, Pink Cadillac, and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, and High Plains Drifter.
He was born in San Diego on July 31, 1935 but grew up in Rhode Island. When he was 10 years old, they moved to California.Lewis showed interest in acting when he was a young lad. His drama teacher recognized his talent in acting and referred him to Plymouth Theater.
Geoffrey Lewis died of natural causes on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at his Woodland Hills home. He was 79 years of age. He is a father of 10 children including actors Juliette Lewis, Dierdre Lewis, Lightfield Lewis, Producer Brandy Lewis, Peter Lewis and Matthew Lewis. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a series for the Golden Globes, USA on 1981.On 1985, he was nominated again for his performance on 1984’s Maximum Security.On 2006, he won best actor on the California Independent Film Festival for his performance on 2005’s Old Man Music.
With all the great achievements that Geoffrey Lewis has achieved in years, one great thing remains. He was a good father to all of his 10 kids. According to his daughter, Juliette Lewis, he loved them so much and she will forever be her father’s daughter. There’s no funeral poem or funeral songs that would be sufficient to describe or console how a person who has lost a loved one feels. Juliette posted a photo of them together on her Instagram account and wrote how she felt about the loss of her father.He was survived by his wife Paula Hochhalter.