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Sergio Leone (I) (1929–1989)


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 late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in Italy (usually making Biblical and Roman epics, much ... See full bio »

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(age 60) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1975 Un genio, due compari, un pollo (director: opening scene - uncredited)
 1973 Il mio nome è Nessuno (second unit director - uncredited)
 1969 Une corde, un colt... (director: dining scene - uncredited)
 1962 The Changing of the Guard (second unit director - uncredited)
 1962 Sodom and Gomorrah (second unit director - uncredited)
 1959 Ben Hur (second unit director - uncredited)
 1959 Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei (assistant director: second unit)
 1959 Il figlio del corsaro rosso (assistant director)
 1959 The Nun's Story (assistant director - uncredited)
 1959 Nel segno di Roma (assistant director - uncredited)
 1959 Quai des illusions (assistant director)
 1958 Afrodite, dea dell'amore (assistant director)
 1957 El maestro (assistant director)
 1956 Mi permette babbo! (assistant director)
 1956 We Stole a Tram (assistant director)
 1956 Helen of Troy (second unit director - uncredited)
 1955 La ladra (assistant director)
 1954 Tradita (assistant director)
 1954 Questa è la vita (assistant director)
 1953 Amanti del passato (second assistant director)
 1953 Frine, cortigiana d'Oriente (assistant director)
 1953 Jolanda la figlia del corsaro nero (assistant director)
 1952 I tre corsari (assistant director)
 1952 La tratta delle bianche (assistant director)
 1951 Quo Vadis (second unit director - uncredited)
 1950 Il folle di Marechiaro (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 Il voto (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 Il brigante Musolino (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 Taxi di notte (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 La leggenda di Faust (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 La forza del destino (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Il trovatore (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Fabiola (assistant director - uncredited)
 1948 Ladri di biciclette (assistant director - uncredited)
 1946 Rigoletto (assistant director - uncredited)
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1 Biographical Movie | 12 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 16 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bob Robertson | Sergio

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

In our society man is forced to undergo violence of every kind without being able to react. In the old West, a man with a pistol could make his own justice. Now he must go to a magistrate. See more »

Trivia:

Was sued by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa for remaking his Yôjinbô (1961) as "A Fistful of Dollars" (Voor een handvol dollars (1964)) shot-for-shot without crediting him, and copyright infringement. The production of Voor een handvol dollars (1964) apologized, compensated Kurosawa with $100,000, and 15% of box office revenues. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently used the "Mexican standoff," whereby three men each point a gun at each other at the same time (adopted later by John Woo and Quentin Tarantino). See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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