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Classic Clint Eastwood Western, in one of his most famous Iconic Roles
on 5 April 2017
Arguably THE iconic Classic Western role, which also made Clint Eastwood a - really - household star. He was paid $250K, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly described three bums who ambled around the American Civil War looking for money. It was the third of a planned - and very successful - trilogy. Eastwood was paid £250K and 10% of the profits (big money for a film of this nature in the late 1960s). That was more than the entire budget for a previous previous film in the Trilogy, "A Fistful of Dollars". As a final sweetener he was also offered a brand new Ferrari - surprise, he took the job :)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly describes three guys running around trying to grab a stack of lost gold - creating mayhem along the way; all in the middle of the American Civil War. Eastwood hates smoking, but he had to for this one as the thin cigars theatrically played into the role and character, were part of the job. On more than one re-shoot he was heard to mutter "you better get this Re-Take, else I will throw up before the next one".
This turned out to be one of the iconic Westerns of All Time, and is still viewed as "current" in its look and feel even today, 50 years later. Be terribly non-PC, get yourself a tin of thin cigars, a quality bottle of Bourbon, a box of red tip swan vesta's to light with the finger flick, settle down and watch one of THE Iconic Movies in Cinema History.
Wonderful Stuff ..... :)