History Trivia / TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly

16th Apr '16 5:07:58 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* FakeNationality: Eli Wallach, a Polish-American Jew, plays the Mexican Tuco. Wallach also portrayed a Mexican in his second most memorable role, as the bandit Calvera in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven.''

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* FakeNationality: Eli Wallach, a Polish-American Jew, plays the Mexican Tuco. Wallach also portrayed a Mexican in his second most memorable role, as the bandit Calvera in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven.'''' Also Spanish Antonio Casas and Italians Livio Lorenzon and Antonio Casale as Americans Stevens, Baker and Jackson, and Italians Aldo Giuffre and Mario Brega as Americans Captain Clinton and Corporal Wallace.
16th Apr '16 5:06:11 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Entire sequences were cut from the film for time. For example, when Tuco would have been blown off his horse by cannonfire, he'd have tried to fire back at Blondie with a nearby cannon, but of course the clumsy bandit keeps misfiring and the cannon starts falling apart.
10th Apr '16 11:15:23 AM moloch
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* YouLookFamiliar: [[Creator/LeeVanCleef Van Cleef]] appeared in ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'' as Colonel Mortimer, who's a saint compared to this guy.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Many of Leone's ProductionPosse make appearances, but most notably [[Creator/LeeVanCleef Van Cleef]] appeared returns after appearing in ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'' as Colonel Mortimer, who's a saint compared to this guy.
11th Mar '16 3:42:56 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Tuco playing with the guns in the gun shop was improvised with permission from Sergio Leone, as Creator/EliWallach had no idea how guns really worked. The exasperated look in the seemingly feeble shop owner's face is real.

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** Tuco playing with the guns in the gun shop was improvised with permission from Sergio Leone, as Creator/EliWallach had no idea how guns really worked. The exasperated look in the seemingly feeble shop owner's face is real. Couples with HarpoDoesSomethingFunny
17th Dec '15 11:23:13 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: All three of the stars. On camera, Blondie is cold, distant and trusts no one; Angel Eyes is just a complete remorseless psycho; and Tuco is a scheming rascal who would [[FauxAffablyEvil only sweet-talk anyone if it serves his benefit]]. Off camera, Clint is a generous person who helped Eli to survive the perils of a Spaghetti Western, Lee was an utter gentleman who refused to hit Rada Rassimov properly when she asked for it, and Eli was a genuinely warm, personable and friendly man who hated guns and had no use for them.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: All three of the stars. On camera, Blondie is cold, distant distant, intimidating and trusts no one; Angel Eyes is just a complete remorseless psycho; and Tuco is a scheming rascal who would [[FauxAffablyEvil only sweet-talk anyone if it serves his benefit]]. Off camera, Clint is a generous person who helped Eli to survive the perils of a Spaghetti Western, Lee was an utter gentleman who refused to hit Rada Rassimov properly when she asked for it, and Eli was a genuinely warm, personable and friendly man who hated guns and had no use for them.
17th Dec '15 11:22:31 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: All three of the stars. On camera, Blondie is cold, distant and trusts no one; Angel Eyes is just a complete remorseless psycho; and Tuco is a scheming rascal who would [[FauxAffablyEvil only sweet-talk anyone if it serves his benefit]]. Off camera, Clint is a generous person who helped Eli to survive the perils of a Spaghetti Western, Lee was an utter gentleman who refused to hit Rada Rassimov properly when she asked for it, and Eli was a genuinely warm, personable and friendly man who hated guns and had no use for them.
29th Nov '15 1:29:01 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Eli Wallach cheated death at least five times making the film. When Creator/EliWallach had to lie by train tracks as a train went by he wasn't warned that if he raised his head too high the steps jutting from the cars (which weren't accounted for when figuring out safety concerns) would have taken his head off. Fortunately he was patient enough to keep his head close to the ground until the train had completely gone past, and slid a little further down the hill before it completely passed. On another occasion a crew member put a bottle of acid right beside his drink and he was almost poisoned when [[IDrankWhat he drank from it]] (he had the sense to spit it out right away). And yet another time when he had his hands bound and was sitting on a horse during the scene where Blondie shoots the rope, the horse got too spooked and ran a mile before anyone could stop it, with Wallach stuck on top. Not to mention how incredibly lucky he was to have been alive after that one time the pyrotechnics didn't cut the rope properly.

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** Eli Wallach cheated death at least five times making the film. When Creator/EliWallach Wallach had to lie by train tracks as a train went by he wasn't warned that if he raised his head too high the steps jutting from the cars (which weren't accounted for when figuring out safety concerns) would have taken his head off. Fortunately he was patient enough to keep his head close to had insisted that the ground until the train had completely gone past, first take be kept and slid a little further down the hill before it completely passed.was. On another occasion a crew member put a bottle of acid right beside his drink and he was almost poisoned when [[IDrankWhat he drank from it]] (he had the sense to spit it out right away). And yet another time when he had his hands bound and was sitting on a horse during the scene where Blondie shoots the rope, the horse got too spooked and ran a mile before anyone could stop it, with Wallach stuck on top. Not to mention how incredibly lucky he was to have been alive after that one time the pyrotechnics didn't cut the rope properly.



** Creator/ClintEastwood apparently warned Wallach not to trust the Italian film crew because of how dangerous it could become during filming. Wallach describes how he burned his throat after mistakenly drinking a bottle of acid that was either in poured in another bottle or in a bottle with a cap similar to Wallach's favourite lemon-lime soda and not properly marked. And then one of the horse stunts where Wallach's hands were tied behind his back and the horse galloped off and no one was around to stop the horse once it took off. And again where pyrotechnics used to sever a rope didn't quite get the job done right and... well, poor Eli was lucky to be alive after having been strangled by that rope. And of course, there's that whole thing about the big bridge explosion going off at the wrong time because of poor communication.

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** Creator/ClintEastwood apparently warned Wallach not to trust the Italian film crew because of how dangerous it could become during filming. Wallach describes how he burned his throat after mistakenly drinking a bottle of acid that was either in poured in another bottle or in a bottle with a cap similar to Wallach's favourite lemon-lime soda and not properly marked. And then one of See FatalMethodActing above for the horse stunts where Wallach's hands were tied behind his back and the horse galloped off and no one was around to stop the horse once it took off. And again where pyrotechnics used to sever a rope didn't quite get the job done right and... well, ways in which poor Eli was lucky to be alive after having been strangled by that rope. And of course, there's that whole thing about suffered. Also, the big bridge explosion going went off at the wrong time because of poor communication.time.


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** Also, Tuco shoving the "Open/Closed" sign in the gun shop owner's mouth was Eli's idea.
20th Nov '15 11:57:49 PM JakesBrain
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* FatalMethodActing: Almost happened a few times during the production. When they filmed the scene where the bridge is detonated a chunk of debris flew not six feet from Creator/ClintEastwood's head and it would have meant his death if it hit him.
** Eli Wallach cheated death at least five times making the film. When Creator/EliWallach had to lie by train tracks as a train went by he wasn't warned that if he raised his head too high the steps jutting from the cars (which weren't accounted for when figuring out safety concerns) would have taken his head off. Fortunately he was patient enough to keep his head close to the ground until the train had completely gone past, and slid a little further down the hill before it completely passed. On another occasion a crew member put a bottle of acid right beside his drink and he was almost poisoned when [[IDrankWhat he drank from it]] (he had the sense to spit it out right away). And yet another time when he had his hands bound and was sitting on a horse during the scene where Blondie shoots the rope the horse got too spooked and ran a mile before anyone could stop it. Not to mention how incredibly lucky he was to have been alive after that one time the pyrotechnics didn't cut the rope properly.

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* FatalMethodActing: Almost happened a few times during the production. When they filmed In the scene where the bridge is detonated detonated, you can see a massive chunk of debris flew not six feet from Creator/ClintEastwood's head flying past Creator/ClintEastwood and it would have meant ''just barely'' missing his death if it hit him.head.
** Eli Wallach cheated death at least five times making the film. When Creator/EliWallach had to lie by train tracks as a train went by he wasn't warned that if he raised his head too high the steps jutting from the cars (which weren't accounted for when figuring out safety concerns) would have taken his head off. Fortunately he was patient enough to keep his head close to the ground until the train had completely gone past, and slid a little further down the hill before it completely passed. On another occasion a crew member put a bottle of acid right beside his drink and he was almost poisoned when [[IDrankWhat he drank from it]] (he had the sense to spit it out right away). And yet another time when he had his hands bound and was sitting on a horse during the scene where Blondie shoots the rope rope, the horse got too spooked and ran a mile before anyone could stop it.it, with Wallach stuck on top. Not to mention how incredibly lucky he was to have been alive after that one time the pyrotechnics didn't cut the rope properly.



** Creator/ClintEastwood apparently warned Wallach not to trust the Italian film crew because of how dangerous it could become during filming. Wallach describes how he burned his throat after mistakenly drinking a bottle of acid that was either in poured in another bottle or in a bottle with a cap similar to Wallach's favourite lemon-lime pop and not properly marked. And then one of the horse stunts where Wallach's hands were tied behind his back and the horse galloped off and no one was around to stop the horse once it took off. And again where pyrotechnics used to sever a rope didn't quite get the job done right and... well, poor Eli was lucky to be alive after having been strangled by that rope. And of course, there's that whole thing about the big bridge explosion going off at the wrong time because of poor communication.

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** Creator/ClintEastwood apparently warned Wallach not to trust the Italian film crew because of how dangerous it could become during filming. Wallach describes how he burned his throat after mistakenly drinking a bottle of acid that was either in poured in another bottle or in a bottle with a cap similar to Wallach's favourite lemon-lime pop soda and not properly marked. And then one of the horse stunts where Wallach's hands were tied behind his back and the horse galloped off and no one was around to stop the horse once it took off. And again where pyrotechnics used to sever a rope didn't quite get the job done right and... well, poor Eli was lucky to be alive after having been strangled by that rope. And of course, there's that whole thing about the big bridge explosion going off at the wrong time because of poor communication.
18th Oct '15 10:51:16 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* YouLookFamiliar: [[Creator/LeeVanCleef Van Cleef]] appeared in ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'' as Colonel Mortimer, who's a saint compared to this guy.
7th Sep '15 2:33:04 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* OlderThanTheyLook: Creator/EliWallach was 51 at the time of filming. He does not show it at all.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Creator/EliWallach was 51 50 at the time of filming. He does not show it at all.
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