Clint Eastwood: One Detail He Hated About His Iconic ‘Man With No Name’ Character

by Keeli Parkey
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Clint Eastwood has played many memorable characters during his storied career. But, maybe none of them is more memorable than the character known as the “Man with No Name.”

This iconic character was played by Eastwood in a trilogy of films known as the “Dollars Trilogy.” The first of these was “A Fistful of Dollars” in 1964.

Next came “For a Few Dollars More” in 1965. Finally, there was “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” in 1966.

In each of these films, Clint Eastwood’s “Man with No Name” can be identified by the poncho, hat, and cowboy boots he is wearing. He is also known for being the strong, silent type. He is also known for the cigarillos he is frequently seen smoking.

Clint Eastwood Hated Cigarillos Smoked by the ‘Man with No Name’

Clint Eastwood wasn’t a fan of all the traits of his “Man with No Name” character. He particularly hated the cigarillos his character smoked almost non-stop, according to an article on Factinate.com. Even though he looked very cool smoking the cigarillos, Eastwood was reportedly “nauseated” by them.

According to the article, Clint Eastwood made his hatred of the cigarillos known to director Sergio Leone. This reportedly took place on the set of the “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

Leone was reportedly a fan of shooting many takes of a scene. Eastwood got tired of doing that with one of the cigarillos. At what have must been a frustrating moment, Eastwood told the director: “You’d better get it this time because I’m going to throw up.”

In addition to the poncho, hat, and cigarillo smoking, the “Man with No Name” played by Clint Eastwood was also sometimes known by a few nicknames, according to Factinate.com. One of those nicknames is “Joe.” He is also called “Manco” because he frequently uses his left hand for tasks. “Manco” means “one-armed” in Spanish, according to the website. The “Man with No Name” is also referred to as “Blondie” thanks to the color of his hair.

Eastwood’s Most Famous Line Often Misquoted

One of Clint Eastwood’s most famous movie lines is often misquoted by fans. The quote comes from the film “Dirty Harry,” which is definitely a must-watch for fans of the actor.

Since the film’s release five decades ago, fans – and, many others – have often used the phrase “Do you feel lucky, punk?” in various contexts. This quote has become so prevalent in popular culture that many people have come to believe that it is the actual quote Eastwood says in the film.

However, this is incorrect. According to the article on Factinate.com, what Clint Eastwood actually says is: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?” Well, do you, punk?’”

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