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Invictus, the Matt Damon/Morgan Freeman movie coming to theaters next week, is the 30th film that Clint Eastwood has directed. Eastwood boasts one of Hollywood's longest and most accomplished careers, from his early days as a TV-show cowboy to his recent Best Picture-winning hit, Million Dollar Baby. But there was a time in the early '60s when Eastwood wasn't such a hot commodity. In fact, the only starring movie role anybody was offering him was in a trio of foreign Westerns, made by an Italian director and shot in Spain. Lucky for us, he took the job -- and it made him a star.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the third (and best) movie in director Sergio Leone's trilogy of Westerns, all starring Eastwood as the enigmatic "Man With No Name." While Eastwood doesn't talk a lot, every squint and gesture speaks volumes. And he was never more handsome; against the film's sweaty desert plains, he's the epitome of the term "tall drink of water."
Although Eastwood's performance is reason enough to watch the movie, we'll give you three more:
- The final showdown -- a gunfight between Eastwood (good), Lee Van Cleef (bad) Eli Wallach (ugly) -- is one of the greatest scenes in movie history. Period.
- You will be humming the movie's score, composed by the great Ennio Morricone, for days.
- You can watch it for free, right here! It's our TGIF present to you.
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