“This guy isn’t doing anything”: Clint Eastwood Made Producers Furious Who Felt Actor Was ‘Lazing Around’ in His Most Iconic Role After Arguing With Director

"This guy isn't doing anything": Clint Eastwood Made Producers Furious Who Felt Actor Was 'Lazing Around' in His Most Iconic Role After Arguing With Director
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Clint Eastwood has always been a man of action. Back in the early 60s, the actor found worldwide fame with a no-nonsense attitude and standing ominously while killing people. Starring in several of the classic Western movies, Eastwood’s once iconic character portrayal became quite famous.


Starring in the role of the Man With No Name, Eastwood appeared in A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and three other movies. Although fans loved his character, the producers were furious at Eastwood since he essentially did nothing but smoke his cigar.

Clint Eastwood as the Man With No Name in the Dollars Trilogy
Clint Eastwood as the Man With No Name in the Dollars Trilogy

When Clint Eastwood Stood Around Throughout The Movie

In Eastwood’s defense, it is called true acting if a person just stands around while smoking a cigar while people love it. Portraying the role of Tommy Shelby if he was a Western cowboy, Clint Eastwood starred in the role of The Man With No Name in Sergio Leone’s The Dollar Trilogy.

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood

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Portraying the mysterious and ominous role, Eastwood wanted to continue this mysterious aura surrounding his character. He got into a disagreement because the director of the franchise, Sergio Leone wanted to talk about his backstory in his movie. Eastwood, being Eastwood, remarked in an interview that since Sergio Leone was Italian, he was used to exposition.

“I wanted to play it with an economy of dialogue and to build a whole feeling through attitude and movements. So I said to Sergio, ‘Let’s keep the mystery of the character and just allude to what happened in the past.’ Segio argued with me, though he did agree in a way, but it was just much harder for the Italian mentality to accept. They’re just used to so much more exposition and I was throwing that out.”

After the movie finished shooting, the producers looked at it and were furious at Clint Eastwood and demanded that he do something. As per the producers, the actor did nothing and just stood there with a cigar in his hand.


“They said, ‘Christ, this guy isn’t doing anything. He isn’t saying anything. He doesn’t even have a name! And that cigar is just sitting there burning.'”

Eastwood however, continued to maintain that mysterious persona and somehow allowed the film to be released. Well, fans loved Eastwood’s character of The Man With No Name following which, Clint Eastwood reprised the character three more times.

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Clint Eastwood’s Former Mistress’ Death Made Him Think About Mortality

Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven
Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven

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In recent news, Clint Eastwood’s former mistress Roxanne Tunis died at the age of 93. Sources tell us that Eastwood is devastated by this loss and is even thinking about the mortality of a human life, which he never does.

“[Roxanne’s death] was very emotional and more emotional than he ever expected. Her loss not only gutted him but also made him think more about his mortality, which he never does. Clint loves living life, he loves being around, but when Roxanne passed, he started feeling things he wasn’t used to.”

The source ended his statements by saying,

“Clint is a storyteller, and that is how he lives his life. With Roxanne’s passing, it really taught Clint many things he never thought were possible.”

Roxanne Tunis and Clint Eastwood share their daughter Kimber Eastwood while the veteran director copes with such a heartbreaking loss.


Source: SlashFilm



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