Clint Eastwood's stock rose after returning to America for Rawhide's sixth season. Young star was a new celebrity outside the US. Eastwood's fame shone in Italy, where Fistful of Dollars was a blockbuster.
"It's so far out it might be a James Bond Western. I'm meant to be the hero, yet I'm close to the heavy."
"I look like a fugitive hermit riding a 28-year-old horse. My disagreements end with gunshots. I guess I perform one nice thing overall."
There were other tempo changes in the manufacturing. Eastwood was free to experiment with his portrayal of the Man with No Name in the film.
After reading the script, I informed the director and producers that this film might be the worst Western spoof ever or the finest.
I played it satirically. It seems we succeeded in Italy. Smart audiences."
Eastwood's satire of the cowboy archetype revolutionized his career, whether Americans liked it or not.