Clint Eastwood has been in many movies, and’s known as one of the greatest actors in the history of Hollywood. Throughout his career, he has been in many movies of the highest caliber, but none greater than the Sergio Leone trilogy.
The Top 3 Clint Eastwood movies of all-time are:
- A Fistful of Dollars
- For a Few Dollars More
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A Fistful of Dollars was a remake of an old Japanese film that has the same feel that a lot of Leone’s movies have, and was an incredible starting point for the protagonist of this trilogy. It established that the hero (Clint Eastwood) is a mysterious character who deals with a lot of shady types but in the end prevails as a figure of justice. What’s interesting about this film is that it was the first western where the protagonist is almost questionable at times. He has no regrets about working with gang members as long as he gets his pay, at least that’s how he seems at first.
For A Few Dollars More is the first movie in the trilogy that introduces Colonel Douglas Mortimer played by Lee Van Cleef. This character is the perfection of a foil character, as this movie displays how he’s very similar to the protagonist. He works as a bounty hunter and ends up teaming up with the protagonist, has the same skills as the protagonist, and even has the same sense of cool as the protagonist. Lee Van Cleef arguably brings just as much to this movie as Eastwood, which’s a lot. His devilish smile and dark clothes make you trust him just slightly less than Eastwood, setting him up for the perfect villain in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
The final film of the series, and the greatest is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Many who have taken from Sergio Leone’s style of film making, including Quinton Tarantino, state that this is their favorite movie of all-time. It has influenced action movies, drama movies, comedy movies, Japanese anime, and more. This movie changed the way we view media. A movie doesn’t have to be either action, drama, comedy, or art; it can be all of them and pull it off brilliantly. This film proves that dialogue can be simple and normal, yet poetic and dramatic. It’s not only the best Clint Eastwood movie, but the greatest movie of all time.
And there you have it. There are other movies he acted in that could rightfully be in the Top 3 like Dirty Harry. Give us your thoughts!