The One Thing People Don’t Know About the Movie “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”



The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
is considered the greatest Spaghetti Western of all time. It catapulted Clint Eastwood to super-stardom, changed the way countless directors thought about the genre, and continues to influence film today. While some people have seen the film so many times they can recite the script, there’s one thing that few people know about the famous movie. Eastwood’s “Man With No Name” character is easily identified by the little cigarillos he’s almost constantly smoking. Unfortunately for Eastwood, he didn’t really have a taste for them, and director Sergio Leone was fan of multiple takes. As a result, Eastwood had to smoke quite a bit, and sometimes he felt so bad that he had to present Leone with an ultimatum. According to co-star Eli Wallach, Eastwood would sometimes tell Leone, “You’d better get it this time, because I’m going to throw up.” Needless to say, Eastwood managed to get through the movie, and the cigarillos became a classic part of the famous flick.