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Sergio Leone

Sergio Leone

Birthday: 3 January 1929, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Height: 171 cm

Sergio Leone was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti (A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian. Leone entered films in his ...Show More

Sergio Leone
[on Clint Eastwood] As an actor, he has two expressions: with and without the hat. [on Clint Eastwood] As an actor, he has two expressions: with and without the hat.
[on Orson Welles] He was a hard man. He'd lose his temper. He broke telephones. He also drank. But h Show more [on Orson Welles] He was a hard man. He'd lose his temper. He broke telephones. He also drank. But he could also be sensitive. [...] At any rate, I found him fascinating. I had infinite admiration for his directing. Hide
[on Lee Van Cleef] His glance makes holes in the screen. [on Lee Van Cleef] His glance makes holes in the screen.
When I was young, I believed in three things: Marxism, the redemptive power of cinema, and dynamite. Show more When I was young, I believed in three things: Marxism, the redemptive power of cinema, and dynamite. Now I just believe in dynamite. Hide
[on Henry Fonda] I have never known an actor with such craft, with such professional seriousness; su Show more [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. Hide
In my childhood, America was like a religion. Then, real-life Americans abruptly entered my life - i Show more 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. Hide
Sergio Leone's FILMOGRAPHY
as Director (5) as Creator (5)
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