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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 »


(age 60) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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 1973 My Name Is Nobody (second unit director - uncredited)
 1962 Sodom and Gomorrah (second unit director - uncredited)
 1959 Ben-Hur (second unit director - uncredited)
 1959 The Last Days of Pompeii (assistant director: second unit)
 1959 Son of the Red Corsair (assistant director)
 1959 The Nun's Story (assistant director - uncredited)
 1959 Sheba and the Gladiator (assistant director - uncredited)
 1959 Quai des illusions (assistant director)
 1958 Aphrodite, Goddess of Love (assistant director)
 1957 The Teacher and the Miracle (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 Concert of Intrigue (assistant director)
 1954 Of Life and Love (assistant director)
 1953 Frine, cortigiana d'Oriente (assistant director)
 1953 Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair (assistant director)
 1953 L'uomo, la bestia e la virtù (assistant director)
 1952 The Three Pirates (assistant director)
 1952 La tratta delle bianche (assistant director)
 1951 Quo Vadis (second unit director - uncredited)
 1950 Il voto (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 Outlaw Girl (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 Taxi di notte (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 Faust and the Devil (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 La forza del destino (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 Il folle di Marechiaro (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Il trovatore (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Fabiola (assistant director - uncredited)
 1948 Bicycle Thieves (assistant director - uncredited)
 1946 Rigoletto (assistant director - uncredited)
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5' 7¼" (1.71 m)

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[on Orson Welles] He was a hard man. He'd lose his temper. He broke telephones. He also drank. But he could also be sensitive. [...] At any rate, I found him fascinating. I had infinite admiration for his directing. See more »


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


Characters in his films frequently play a musical device, with the music appearing also in the composer's score (Indio's watch chimes in For a Few Dollars More (1965), Harmonica's harmonica in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)). See more »

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