The Man with no Name

"In his own way he is, perhaps, the most dangerous man who ever lived!"

Actually 'The Man with Three Names' - Joe (in a 'Fistful of Dollars'), Manco (in 'For a Few Dollars More') and Blondie (in 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly').

The poncho wearing hero of Sergio Leone's 'Dollars Trilogy', portrayed by Clint Eastwood, has achieved iconic status and influenced the style of countless other Spaghetti characters, most notably Tony Anthony's 'Stranger'. He says little, but when he does, every word is as well placed as a bullet from his Colt .45.

There is some speculation as to whether Leone intended Eastwood's character in each of the three films to be the same person, as well as conjecture regarding the chronology of the trilogy - towards the end of 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', the 'Man with No Name' is seen to acquire the famous poncho from a dying soldier suggesting that events here proceed the other two films.

The Man with No Name's primary motivation is accumulation of wealth - "There's money to be made in a place like this" - although in a 'Fistful of Dollars' certain actions are reasoned by a past only barely hinted at - "I knew someone like you once and there was no-one there to help."

Appeared in:
'A Fistful of Dollars' (1964)
'For a Few Dollars More' (1965)
'The Good, the Bad, the Ugly' (1966)