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Films of Sergio Leone => The Good, The Bad and The Ugly => Topic started by: Spaghetti Bob on August 18, 2006, 12:50:02 AM

Title: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: Spaghetti Bob on August 18, 2006, 12:50:02 AM
Maybe this question has been asked in a previous post. I always wondered who the actor was, who played this pathetic personality. And if he really was legless in real life.

If not, how in the Sam Hill did a special effects dept make him our to appear to be be legless. Anything ever been written about this guy?



Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 18, 2006, 12:51:38 AM
Maybe this question has been asked in a previous post. I always wondered who the actor was, who played this pathetic personality. And if he really was legless in real life.

If not, how in the Sam Hill did a special effects dept make him our to appear to be be legless. Anything ever been written about this guy?





I swear I've asked myself that question every time I see the movie...how did they get him to appear legless.
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: Amaze on August 18, 2006, 04:14:19 AM
apparantly he was a legless local that leone came across.
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 18, 2006, 07:41:14 AM
apparantly he was a legless local that leone came across.

That's what I thought.
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: iceman on August 18, 2006, 04:19:21 PM
apparantly he was a legless local that leone came across.

Anyone know his name?

ICE
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: Groggy on August 18, 2006, 06:24:43 PM
I know that the one-armed guy who talks to Tuco at the train station was a WWII vet who lost his arm during the fighting for Sicily in 1943. . . but it would be neat to find out whom Half-Soldier was.  Probably just lost his legs in an accident, nothing exciting I'm sure.
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 18, 2006, 08:38:08 PM
I know that the one-armed guy who talks to Tuco at the train station was a WWII vet who lost his arm during the fighting for Sicily in 1943. . . but it would be neat to find out whom Half-Soldier was.  Probably just lost his legs in an accident, nothing exciting I'm sure.

Hey Groggy, you put in that avatar you wanted. Looks good.
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: Groggy on August 19, 2006, 05:23:52 AM
Thanks for your compliment, Peacemaker. . . guess I'm not your archrival any more.  Don't think Sir Alec was any good with a six-shooter.  :D
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: The Firecracker on August 20, 2006, 04:32:13 PM
Thanks for your compliment, Peacemaker. . . guess I'm not your archrival any more.  Don't think Sir Alec was any good with a six-shooter.  :D

Dont think sir Alec looks anything like Luigi Pistilli either...your slipping. ;)
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 20, 2006, 04:33:58 PM
Thanks for your compliment, Peacemaker. . . guess I'm not your archrival any more.  Don't think Sir Alec was any good with a six-shooter.  :D

Looks like I'll have to put away the dusty old harmonica.  ;D
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: Cusser on August 20, 2006, 05:27:24 PM
maybe the half-soldier was Bill Carson's half-brother..........
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: Man with no dame on June 12, 2007, 05:54:17 PM
Maybe this question has been asked in a previous post. I always wondered who the actor was, who played this pathetic personality. And if he really was legless in real life.

If not, how in the Sam Hill did a special effects dept make him our to appear to be be legless. Anything ever been written about this guy?




  The great Horror actor, Lon Chaney Sr. used to bind his legs behind him in films to make himself appear legless. He used to do this for up to 20 minutes at a time.
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: The Firecracker on June 12, 2007, 06:21:39 PM
  The great Horror actor, Lon Chaney Sr. used to bind his legs behind him in films to make himself appear legless. He used to do this for up to 20 minutes at a time.

yes but that wasn't the case here. The actor was indeed legless.
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: Man with no dame on June 12, 2007, 07:26:38 PM
yes but that wasn't the case here. The actor was indeed legless.
Huh! I'll be jiggered!
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: Jill on June 21, 2007, 07:13:48 AM
I met Half Soldier today.  ;) We hungarian fans say he's a hungarian - a legless beggar in Budapest. A typical figure... if you have seen him, you won't forget this man. He's an absolute look-alike of Half Soldier. He moves with the same wood whatshits like HS!
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: marmota-b on June 21, 2007, 07:18:15 AM
I met Half Soldier today.  ;) We hungarian fans say he's a hungarian - a legless beggar in Budapest. A typical figure... if you have seen him, you won't forget this man. He's an absolute look-alike of Half Soldier. He moves with the same wood whatshits like HS!

Wow! That's the first time I want to see a beggar!
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: dave jenkins on June 21, 2007, 04:29:44 PM
I met Half Soldier today.  ;) We hungarian fans say he's a hungarian - a legless beggar in Budapest. A typical figure... if you have seen him, you won't forget this man. He's an absolute look-alike of Half Soldier. He moves with the same wood whatshits like HS!
Did you buy him a whisky?
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: Jill on June 22, 2007, 01:47:52 AM
I gave him money...  ;)
Poor man.
Title: Re: Who is 'Half Soldier'?
Post by: KevinJCBJK on July 05, 2007, 09:16:18 PM
I figured the half-soldier was a world war I veteran. he looked old enough to be one. He's most likely dead by now.