Bob 0
In Lee's interview...
Mon Feb 5, 2018 9:46pm

the funny thing was Lee said he couldn't remember why he turned down the role in Once Upon A Time. Then added possibly he didn't like the way it was written. I wondered if he may have wanted to avoid paying the part was too small. But maybe Lee was offered a larger part not related to the opening scene inspired by High Noon.

  • Possibly, bobO...DCG, Mon Feb 5 7:20pm seems reasonable that LVC, now clearly earning the Big Bucks (and Lead roles) at the dawn of the Spaghetti Westerns' Golden Age -- and yes, I am punning off the "Golden" part of that -- that... more
    • In Lee's interview... — Bob 0, Mon Feb 5 9:46pm
      • Lee and C'Era Una Volta il WestTheBad7, Sat Feb 10 1:28am
        I remember that interview very well--the Cox interview from May 1978. I agree that Lee probably wanted to avoid reverting back to the minor supporting parts he'd been doing since he started in the... more
        • If Leone.....Bob 0, Sat Feb 10 3:43am
          If Leone had gotten Bob Wilke and Sheb Wooley instead of Jack Elam and Woody Strode, I think Lee would have done it. Either Leone lied about offering it to Clint, Eli & Lee or it was a second offer... more
      • Of course, bobO...DCG, Tue Feb 6 9:16am
        ...after I logged off, I remembered the line from Lee's interview with Alex Cox in 1978. Guess I had a Senior Moment, there! ;) By the way, anybody reading this who hasn't read the "essential"... more
      • PartBob 0, Mon Feb 5 9:52pm
        But to me likely he was didn't want to say the part was too small. It's reasonable to guess it was that part because Lee was in the High Noon scene. Lee did say in the interview he would work for... more
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