History Trivia / TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly

16th Sep '17 5:21:13 PM ClintEastwood
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* CrosscastRole: A posthumous example with Arch Stanton, whose bones were that of a Spanish actress who wanted her skeleton to be used for movies, so she could continue acting after her death. Unless if Arch Stanton [[SweetPollyOliver ''was'' a woman...]]

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* CrosscastRole: A posthumous example DeletedScene: 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 Arch Stanton, whose bones were that a nearby cannon, but of a Spanish actress who wanted her skeleton to be used for movies, so she could continue acting after her death. Unless if Arch Stanton [[SweetPollyOliver ''was'' a woman...]]course the clumsy bandit keeps misfiring and the cannon starts falling apart.



* JustTrainWrong: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B57wvnwwQgk military train scene]]. The engine is quite clearly a Spanish engine with a cowcatcher and balloon smokestack clapped on, and the buffers are clearly visible. As the train moves on, we can see the European-style two-axle cars, instead of the American bogie cars, which were well established by the 1860s.



* NoOSHACompliance:
** TruthInTelevision, since Creator/EliWallach, whose staggering tenacity was mentioned previously on this page, describes being almost decapitated during the filming of one of the train scenes on the DVD.
** Creator/ClintEastwood apparently warned Wallach not to trust the Italian film crew because of how dangerous it could become during filming. See FatalMethodActing above for the ways in which poor Eli suffered. Also, the bridge went off at the wrong time.
** Speaking of the bridge scene, if you look closely, a ''huge'' piece of debris lands about two feet from Clint's head as he's behind the sandbags. And you all thought it was for effect.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Creator/EliWallach was 50 at the time of filming. He does not show it at all.



* PlayingGertrude: Luigi Pistilli plays Tuco's AloofBigBrother, but Pistilli was 14 years younger than Creator/EliWallach.



* 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.

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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.
16th Sep '17 5:17:08 PM ClintEastwood
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* ActorInspiredElement: Eli Wallach had as many ideas for Tuco that went into the film as Leone did. He decided that the character should have a [[GoldTooth silver tooth]], and wear a belt and suspenders, inspired by Leone wearing the same thing. He also improvised most of the scene in the gun shop, and it was his idea for Tuco to growl at a little old lady as he was being hanged.
* BillingDisplacement: Although Creator/ClintEastwood has top billing, Eli Wallach is the star of the film.

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* ActorInspiredElement: Eli Wallach Creator/EliWallach had as many ideas for Tuco that went into the film as Leone did. He decided that the character should have a [[GoldTooth silver tooth]], and wear a belt and suspenders, inspired by Leone wearing the same thing. He also improvised most of the scene in the gun shop, and it was his idea for Tuco to growl at a little old lady as he was being hanged.
* BillingDisplacement: Although Creator/ClintEastwood has top billing, Eli Wallach Creator/EliWallach is the star of the film.



* CreatorsFavorite: Tuco. Both Creator/ClintEastwood and Creator/LeeVanCleef realized that the character of Tuco was close to Leone's heart, and the director and Wallach became good friends during the making of the film. Van Cleef observed:
-->"Tuco is the only one of the trio the audience gets to know all about. We meet his brother and find out where he came from and why he became a bandit. But Clint's character and Angel's remain mysteries."



* 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'', and another Mexican, Tuco {{Expy}} Max Lozoya, in ''DontTurnTheOtherCheek''. 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.

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* FakeNationality: Eli Wallach, Creator/EliWallach, 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'', ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960'', and another Mexican, Tuco {{Expy}} Max Lozoya, in ''DontTurnTheOtherCheek''.''Film/DontTurnTheOtherCheek''. 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.



** Eli Wallach cheated death at least five times making the film. When 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 had insisted that the first take be kept and it 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.

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** Eli Wallach Creator/EliWallach cheated death at least five times making the film. When 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 had insisted that the first take be kept and it 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.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: All three of the stars. On camera, Blondie is cold, distant, intimidating and trusts no one; Angel Eyes is just a complete remorseless psycho; and Tuco is a scheming, ruthlessly vindictive rascal who would [[FauxAffablyEvil only sweet-talk anyone if it serves his benefit]]. Off camera, Creator/ClintEastwood is a generous person who helped Eli Wallach to survive the perils of a Spaghetti Western, Creator/LeeVanCleef was an utter gentleman who refused to hit Rada Rassimov properly when she asked for it, and Creator/EliWallach was an all-round NiceGuy who hated guns and had no use for them.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: All three of the stars. On camera, Blondie is cold, distant, intimidating and trusts no one; Angel Eyes is just a complete remorseless psycho; and Tuco is a scheming, ruthlessly vindictive rascal who would [[FauxAffablyEvil only sweet-talk anyone if it serves his benefit]]. Off camera, Creator/ClintEastwood is a generous person who helped Eli Wallach to survive the perils of a Spaghetti Western, Creator/LeeVanCleef was an utter gentleman who refused to hit Rada Rassimov properly when she asked for it, and Creator/EliWallach was an all-round NiceGuy who hated guns and had no use for them.
7th Sep '17 8:17:54 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: All three of the stars. On camera, Blondie is cold, distant, intimidating and trusts no one; Angel Eyes is just a complete remorseless psycho; and Tuco is a scheming, ruthlessly vindictive rascal who would [[FauxAffablyEvil only sweet-talk anyone if it serves his benefit]]. Off camera, Creator/ClintEastwood is a generous person who helped Eli Wallach to survive the perils of a Spaghetti Western, Creator/LeeVanCleef was an utter gentleman who refused to hit Rada Rassimov properly when she asked for it, and Eli Wallach was an all-round NiceGuy 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, intimidating and trusts no one; Angel Eyes is just a complete remorseless psycho; and Tuco is a scheming, ruthlessly vindictive rascal who would [[FauxAffablyEvil only sweet-talk anyone if it serves his benefit]]. Off camera, Creator/ClintEastwood is a generous person who helped Eli Wallach to survive the perils of a Spaghetti Western, Creator/LeeVanCleef was an utter gentleman who refused to hit Rada Rassimov properly when she asked for it, and Eli Wallach Creator/EliWallach was an all-round NiceGuy who hated guns and had no use for them.
7th Sep '17 8:17:13 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* CrosscastRole: A posthumous example with Arch Stanton, whose bones were that of a Spanish actress who wanted her skeleton to be used for movies, so she could continue acting after her death.

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* CrosscastRole: A posthumous example with Arch Stanton, whose bones were that of a Spanish actress who wanted her skeleton to be used for movies, so she could continue acting after her death. Unless if Arch Stanton [[SweetPollyOliver ''was'' a woman...]]
7th Sep '17 8:14:17 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: More like Tuco Does Something Funny. See "Throw It In".
7th Sep '17 8:12:40 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** In the Japanese dub, Blondie was voiced by Creator/YasuoYamada. After his death, Creator/YoheiTadano redubbed his voice.
7th Sep '17 8:10:22 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* PlayingGertrude: Luigi Pistilli plays Tuco's AloofBigBrother, but Pistilli was 14 years younger than Creator/EliWallach.



* StillbornFranchise: Although Creator/SergioLeone never made an official sequel to this film, screenwriter Luciano Vincenzoni wrote a treatment for a sequel, tentatively titled "Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo n. 2". According to Eli Wallach, the film would have followed Tuco pursuing Blondie's grandson for the gold. Creator/ClintEastwood expressed an interest in acting as a narrator for the film; Creator/Joe Dante and Leone were approached to direct and produce the film, respectively. The project was eventually vetoed by Leone, as he did not want the film's title, nor its characters, to be reused.

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* StillbornFranchise: Although Creator/SergioLeone never made an official sequel to this film, screenwriter Luciano Vincenzoni wrote a treatment for a sequel, tentatively titled "Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo n. 2". According to Eli Wallach, the film would have followed Tuco pursuing Blondie's grandson for the gold. Creator/ClintEastwood expressed an interest in acting as a narrator for the film; Creator/Joe Dante and Leone were approached to direct and produce the film, respectively. The project was eventually vetoed by Leone, as he did not want the film's title, nor its characters, to be reused. The closest they came to an official sequel was ''Literature/ADollarToDieFor'' by Brian Fox, which was more of a published fanfiction.
24th Jun '17 3:30:34 PM StFan
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* FatalMethodActing: Almost happened a few times during the production. In the scene where the bridge is detonated, you can see a massive chunk of debris flying past Creator/ClintEastwood and ''just barely'' missing his head.

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* FatalMethodActing: FatalMethodActing:
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Almost happened a few times during the production. In the scene where the bridge is detonated, you can see a massive chunk of debris flying past Creator/ClintEastwood and ''just barely'' missing his head.



* NoOSHACompliance: {{Truth in Television}}, since Creator/EliWallach, whose staggering tenacity was mentioned previously on this page, describes being almost decapitated during the filming of one of the train scenes on the DVD.

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* NoOSHACompliance: {{Truth in Television}}, NoOSHACompliance:
** TruthInTelevision,
since Creator/EliWallach, whose staggering tenacity was mentioned previously on this page, describes being almost decapitated during the filming of one of the train scenes on the DVD.
18th May '17 3:05:53 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* FatalMethodActing: Almost happened a few times during the production. In the scene where the bridge is detonated, you can see a massive chunk of debris flying past Creator/ClintEastwood (or possibly a stunt double) and ''just barely'' missing his head.

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* FatalMethodActing: Almost happened a few times during the production. In the scene where the bridge is detonated, you can see a massive chunk of debris flying past Creator/ClintEastwood (or possibly a stunt double) and ''just barely'' missing his head.
18th May '17 2:27:23 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* FatalMethodActing: Almost happened a few times during the production. In the scene where the bridge is detonated, you can see a massive chunk of debris flying past Creator/ClintEastwood and ''just barely'' missing his head.

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* FatalMethodActing: Almost happened a few times during the production. In the scene where the bridge is detonated, you can see a massive chunk of debris flying past Creator/ClintEastwood (or possibly a stunt double) and ''just barely'' missing his head.
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