The 1996’s The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly falls into the few Western films whose mark would always remain in the film industry. There’s no doubt in this fact as the most successful Dollars Trilogy is popularly known to be one of the greatest Westerns of all time from Italian director Sergio Leone. In fact, the movie also appeared in the list of the 50 Best Western Movies Ever Made and Vulture made sure to give it a number 12 in the list.
One of Clint Eastwood’s most popular characters, The Man With No Name, is given existence into the film. The man then eventually finds himself involved in a hate triangle with two other outlaws whose ulterior motives are to search for a fortune that has been apparently hidden away in a cemetery. By this time, the man is being referred to as Blondie.
The film also features a secondary hero: Tuco (played by Eli Wallach) who is introduced to us as a partner of Blondie during the days. However, the pair separated after Blondie left Tuco stranded in the desert. There’s also another important character involved in the trilogy, making the perfect trio: Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef) defined to be a conniving mercenary with a penchant for brutality.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly supported the subgenre practice Spaghetti Westerns as it was shot in Italy and Spain. In addition to that, most of the movie’s cast and crew were also from these regions, as mentioned by IMDb. Thus, the cast and crew was free of many American romanticisms and was considered to be the Old West leaving a large impact on the targeted genre.