Happy Birthday: Sergio Leone (1929–1989)

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sergioleone.jpgSergio Leone (1929–1989)

Born: January 3, 1929 in Rome, Lazio, Italy
Died: April 30, 1989 (age 60) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

[on Henry Fonda] I have never known an actor with such craft, with such professional seriousness; such a pleasant man, full of humor, so reserved and so keenly quick-witted.

[on Lee Van Cleef] His glance makes holes in the screen.

In my childhood, America was like a religion. Then, real-life Americans abruptly entered my life – in jeeps – and upset all my dreams. I found them very energetic, but also very deceptive. They were no longer the Americans of the West. They were soldiers like any others…materialists, possessive, keen on pleasures and earthly goods.

[on Clint Eastwood] As an actor, he has two expressions: with and without the hat.

A Fistful of Dollars
dir. Leone
Clint Eastwood
Marianne Koch
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MOREFor a Few Dollars More

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