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Sergio Leone

Born: 1929-01-03 - Died: 1989-04-30
Cause of Death:
Heart Attack

Death Summary: Leone was sixty years old when he died from a heart attack. He had been known as a compulsive eater and was a pretty hefty man as a result. His temper probably didn't help much either. Clint Eastwood had nicknamed Leone "Yosimite Sam" because of his frequent angry outbursts.

Leone was in the middle of preparing a film about Leningrad during World War II when he passed away.

Who was Sergio Leone : Sergio Leone was an Italian filmmaker known mostly for his "spaghetti western" movies. The most famous of these are "A Fistful of Dollars", "For a Few Dollars More", and "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly", all starring Clint Eastwood.

Leone was probably the most influential filmmaker in the Spaghetti Western genre which also included Enzo Barboni and even Lucio Fulci.

Other notable films of Leone's include: "Once Upon a Time in the West" and "Once Upon a Time in America."
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  1. Cristina Flores Says:

    Truly, unmistakenly the most influential movie maker of spagetti westerns.

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