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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In America => Topic started by: Real Noodles on May 21, 2004, 12:09:30 AM

Title: Noodles never knew
Post by: Real Noodles on May 21, 2004, 12:09:30 AM
This is Scott Tiler.  I played young Noodles.  I never knew that this website or anything like it ever existed.  Amazing.  I was recently in New York in Dumbo doing a cable show with Rusty Jacobs the Young Max.  We reminesced about the film and fought like old times.  
Title: Re:Noodles never knew
Post by: cigar joe on May 22, 2004, 04:48:59 AM
Cool, nice to meet you, and I'm sure all of us here would love to read/hear all that you can remember about the film, the locations, and of course Leone.

At your convienience, thanks in advance.

welcome
cigar joe

ps. Invite Rusty Jacobs to visit also.
Title: Re:Noodles never knew
Post by: DJIMBO on May 22, 2004, 11:46:25 AM
hi scott

i know youll probably think its a bit weird fans analysing ur performance but i think the best thing u can say about it is that you and Rusty Jacobs complemented Robert De Niro and James Woods perfectly. You managed to give a realistic impression that this was noodles as a young man, matching many of their mannerisms.

Why didnt you go on to do many more movies?
Title: Re:Noodles never knew
Post by: Real Noodles on May 22, 2004, 09:13:01 PM
hi scott

i know youll probably think its a bit weird fans analysing ur performance but i think the best thing u can say about it is that you and Rusty Jacobs complemented Robert De Niro and James Woods perfectly. You managed to give a realistic impression that this was noodles as a young man, matching many of their mannerisms.

Why didnt you go on to do many more movies?

It is interesting to note that none of the young actors met any of their adult counterparts.  Leone just cast it the way he wanted and then directed us appropriatly.
I did several other movies including Three O'clock high and City of hope with John Sayles.  
I'm ready to get back to business.  Thanks
Title: Re:Noodles never knew
Post by: shorty larsen on May 24, 2004, 12:52:52 PM
Hi Scott!

The first question I want to ask you is how was Jennifer Connely in person!!!!!!

Was she as beautiful as we saw her in the movie?
Title: Re:Noodles never knew
Post by: General Sibley on May 24, 2004, 03:23:12 PM
Hello Scott , this is hilarious.  We'd love to hear some stories from you!  You helped make make one of the great movies of all time, you were perfect in your role.

Thanks for stopping by, look forward to hearing from ya.  As you can tell you've got an audience of fanatics waiting to hear from you.  Say hello to Max too!
Title: Re:Noodles never knew
Post by: king eric on May 25, 2004, 09:16:58 AM
Hi Scott

It's pretty cool, that you've come and posted on this board. It has promted me to make my first posting.

I just wondered what your thoughts were on the whole 1968 opium dream theory.
Title: Re:Noodles never knew
Post by: guy on May 25, 2004, 05:40:13 PM
hi scott, much respect coming to you from the uk! would just like to say that there are quite a few of us from this side of the pond who love this film and i personally think you played the young noodles role very well.
You should be very proud of your performance and your involvement in a film that is just spectacular, very moving and is without a doubt a classic and in many peoples top 5 films.
anyway i'm sure you are gonna get inundated wth questions, so i'll ask you my question and will be patient in waiting for a reply. do you know anything of the missing scenes and what was your favourite part of the film as a viewer and an actor.

guy from camden town, london, uk
Title: Re:Noodles never knew
Post by: Garry Cowell on May 27, 2004, 08:05:49 AM
It is interesting to note that none of the young actors met any of their adult counterparts.  Leone just cast it the way he wanted and then directed us appropriatly.
I did several other movies including Three O'clock high and City of hope with John Sayles.  
I'm ready to get back to business.  Thanks
Three O'Clock High?! That's the Phil "State Of Grace" Joanou flick, right? Cool! I'll have to give it a re-watch, I can't remember spotting you in it.

"Watch out he's a touch freak!"  ;D

I often spot Brian Bloom (Young Patsy) in stuff on TV he still has extraordinarily beautiful eyes.

The first time I ever saw you "all growed up" was in the UK documentary Once Upon A Time Sergio Leone. I was like "Well he looks nothing like DeNiro now!" :)

A couple of questions;

1) Was the childhood stuff shot before or after the other periods?

Someone has to ask this...
2) "What have you been doing all these years?" ;D
Title: Re:Noodles never knew
Post by: Simon on May 28, 2004, 03:22:10 PM
Real Noodles???

Please forgive me if I am wrong, but there is a small part of me saying, will the real Scott Tiler please stand up?

I'm hoping this will prompt a response and some answers to questions already posted.
Title: Re:Noodles never knew
Post by: Nobody on May 29, 2004, 03:26:16 AM
Nice of you to visit this site Scott. Tell me, how did you communicate with Sergio?
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Groggy on September 03, 2005, 06:40:26 AM
I'm a bit late to the party, but I came across this thread fairly recently and I decided to e-mail Scott Tiler since he hasn't returned.  If he agrees, I'll ask him some of the questions here that he didn't answer yet, along with maybe a few of my own.  If it is him, of course.  I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, as he isn't a terribly famous person, but we'll see.
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on September 03, 2005, 08:16:45 AM
Hi this is Charles Bronson, I'm new to this internet hokerypokery, just popping in to say hello, Alan Shearer 9 let me log in with his username, he's such an amazing guy, I'm really honoured tohave met him 
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Dlanor on September 03, 2005, 10:45:49 AM
I never knew he came on the board. But just imagine, every time he comes here, he will be somehow flooded by the questions of members.
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Dlanor on September 03, 2005, 10:52:51 AM
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Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Groggy on September 03, 2005, 02:40:36 PM
Well, I got this reply from Scott:

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yes it's me.  I'm gonna be big again. Just wait and see.  By the way I'm going back to my real name. The name that Sergio hired me as Scott Schutzman.
 
Later

Personally I think it's probably him; I mean, who outside of die-hard Leone fans and film buffs know who he is?  :-\
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Dlanor on September 04, 2005, 01:26:34 AM
Yes. I think it's him.
 Maybe there is Crazy people who wants to imitate Madonna but who would want to imitate Scott Tyler?
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on September 05, 2005, 05:25:24 AM
 ;D good point, well I hope we see him on our screens again somehow
Title: Re:Noodles never knew
Post by: Concorde on September 09, 2005, 04:14:24 AM
Tell me, how did you communicate with Sergio?

Yeah, I'd especially love to hear Scott describe the process of communicating on the set, since Sergio didn't speak English.

I'd also like to know if the "Noodles the Shiv" concept from the source novel (in THE HOODS, Noodles becomes a superb knife-fighter, feared for his legendary skill) was ever touched on in any deleted sequences or early drafts of the script.
Title: Re:Noodles never knew
Post by: redyred on September 09, 2005, 02:13:56 PM
Yeah, I'd especially love to hear Scott describe the process of communicating on the set, since Sergio didn't speak English.

Apparently he had actually picked up a fair bit by the time of OUTA, enough to get by anyway.

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I'd also like to know if the "Noodles the Shiv" concept from the source novel (in THE HOODS, Noodles becomes a superb knife-fighter, feared for his legendary skill) was ever touched on in any deleted sequences or early drafts of the script.

Would have been cool, but the movie would have been in danger of getting to close to the heroic action style Leone was deliberately trying to avoid with his later films. I think it's pretty wise the knife-fighting was dropped to be honest.
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Groggy on September 09, 2005, 03:40:04 PM
Actually, according to Eli Wallach Leone knew more English than he was generally credited with.  Obviously he wasn't fluent, but he knew apparently enough to converse with the actors at least somewhat.
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: HEX on September 21, 2005, 07:33:27 PM
HOLY SHIT! EVEN THOUGH U POSTED OVER A YEAR AGO HOPE TO SEE U HERE SOON ;)
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Groggy on November 21, 2005, 04:52:11 PM
Dunno if I posted this already, but Scott has a website at:

http://www.scotttiler.com

Doesn't have much on it yet, BUT I'd keep an eye to see if he adds anything to it (rather than pestering him via e-mail).
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Groggy on November 21, 2005, 06:50:40 PM
Wow wow wow!

Before I got off earlier, I sent another e-mail to Scott, which was as follows:

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Dear Scott Tiler (or Schutzman),

Hello again sir. I don't mean to pester you too much as I'm sure you're
busy, but I just wanted to write and see how you were doing. I don't plan on
making this a regular thing, but it's been awhile since I've heard from you and
I wanted to say hi. (This is a new account, as my MSN one is not working
at this moment.) I just want to make a few brief notes/comments/questions
that won't take up too much of your time (hopefully):

- I will certainly keep an eye out for any movies, TV shows, or even plays
you plan on doing. Again, I think you're a great actor and I'd love to see
more of you! Do you have any projects you're working on now that wouldn't mind
sharing (doesn't have to be detailed, just naming them)?

- The guys at the Sergio Leone Web Board are very interested in hearing back
from you, since you posted there a year or so ago. (You seem to be winning
the "Best Child Actor In OUATIA" Poll there hands-down.) Do you have any
message to them? I'm sure they'd appreciate even a brief hello.

- Someone on the Internet Movie Database suggested you be cast as Al Capone
in the upcoming prequel to "The Untouchables", since after all that part was
played by Robert De Niro in the original. Any thoughts on that?

- I'll keep an eye on your web page too. I saw the pictures of you that you
put up; I hadn't seen you other than your appearance on a 2000 Sergio Leone
documentary you did.

I thank you for your reply to my previous e-mail to you. If you can find
time, please reply to this one.

I won't e-mail you regularly, as I realize that you would probably find me
annoying after awhile. But if you could write back to this one, at least, I'd
be very appreciative. May you and your family and friends have a Happy and
great Thanksgiving, and good luck with all of your future endeavors!

Regards,


And, just twenty minutes later, Scott wrote me back with the following:

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Hello there,
 
I won?  Really?  That is awsome.  Tell everyone at the site that Sergio Leone was such a genius he could have played every part in that film himself.  He taught me how to act on that film.
I am flattered to win, I want to thank all of the fans and all those who love the film for their continued interest in the film.
I do not know what is next. I know that the perfect role is already there for me and I do not know when but I will be playing a wonderful role.
 
Perhaps Capone, we will see.
 
I don't mind the emails, and please let everyone know that Scott Tiler Schutzman is here, he is still an actor. Still retains the passion and love for life that he always has. And can still "bring it"
So thank you again and keep the OUTIA cult alive!!

Blessings,
Scott

Scott's well on his way to being my favorite person on the Earth.  8) What a cool guy. . .
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Dlanor on November 22, 2005, 03:32:57 AM
Yeah, that's great, cool guy.
 This OUTIA expericence really seems to have leave its mark on him. And us the fans can only be happy of that and for the compliments he made to the fans.
But I must admit, I wouldn't have recognized him on the photos if I didn't know it was him.
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Leone Admirer on November 22, 2005, 05:58:35 AM
Wow, that is so cool. I always wondered if an actor or someone close to Leone visited the forum. Might be worth finding if Scott, or anyone else would go on once a year and do a Q & A, rather like Warners do on the Home Theatre Forum. Thanks for posting his reply Groggy and thanks for the excellent pics Dlanor!
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: The Peacemaker on November 22, 2005, 04:03:57 PM
I wonder if he could tell us what Sergio was like. Most of Leone's collegues said he was such a terrible person. I don't really believe this to be true because most of them are still angry over the stupid arguments they had.
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Groggy on November 22, 2005, 04:08:17 PM
Well, I'm sure you could e-mail him if you want.  His address is on his profile or his website, whichever you go to.  Just don't torture him.

Now, we'll see if we can track down Rusty Jacobs. . .  :P

And to Leone Admirer: I think Sergio Donati visited the Old Board (back in the pre-registration days) every once in awhile, if I'm not mistaken.  ::)
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: BklynGal on November 24, 2005, 04:21:27 PM
This is Scott Tiler.  I played young Noodles.  I never knew that this website or anything like it ever existed.  Amazing.  I was recently in New York in Dumbo doing a cable show with Rusty Jacobs the Young Max.  We reminesced about the film and fought like old times.  

Hi Scott,

I remember seeing your portrayal of Noodles the very first week that the film premiered back in 1984. Your performance was amazing. I remember you as a child frowing up in Bay Terrace, Queens and from your days at Camp Betar. You are a highly gifted actor and I wish you well with your career
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: The Peacemaker on November 29, 2005, 03:08:23 PM
Indeed, well said. Good luck Scott!
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Walton on November 30, 2005, 11:34:55 PM
Great that Scott has posted on the board - best of luck for future roles.

BTW, regarding Leone's English - I recently (only briefly, unfortunately) met someone who worked on OUATIA in the early stages before having to leave for another project, and she said Leone spoke English just fine... Didn't get the opportunity to ask much more than that, but may have a future chance to do so and will post if I do...
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: mikimouse on February 20, 2006, 11:06:35 AM
I can't help but think this Scott person isn't who he says he is. Maybe it's just me. Internet is far to trusting. Btw, I'm not a real mouse. ;)
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: conradv on February 27, 2006, 03:48:45 PM
Btw, I'm not a real mouse. ;)

I don't believe you.
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Young Noodles on March 13, 2006, 01:33:46 AM
Let's see. Sergio didn't really speak much English. Brian Frelino who was from PA, was his interpreter and more. Brian went with Sergio everwhere and was involved from the casting on. At least 2 years or more. 
As far as his directing goes, he could play all the roles and didn't need to speak english. 
He just acted stuff out for you. And I usually just followed his lead. 
He was a great actor.  I love that people doubt that it's me. I mean, it's true, why would this guy who hasn't said a word in 20 years suddenly show up on this website?  And furthermore why hasn't he been working and why hasn't he returned any of the questions.

...............I was in Buffalo..........
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Groggy on March 13, 2006, 09:20:31 AM
But, did you bring back the key to my clock?  ;)
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Groggy on June 03, 2007, 04:27:28 PM
Sorry to be reviving this very old thread, but. . .

Did anyone check out Mr. Tiler's webpage? It has a fairly extensive biography and stuff up now. Apparently he's become an acting teacher/coach of some reknown. Check it out:

http://www.scotttiler.com (http://www.scotttiler.com)
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: PowerRR on June 03, 2007, 08:48:17 PM
Hi Scott.

Gay sex?




Please?
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Silenzio on June 03, 2007, 09:05:02 PM
Hi Scott.

Gay sex?




Please?

Best buy him the five-cent pastry...
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on June 04, 2007, 07:59:15 AM
Best buy him the five-cent pastry...

 ;D
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: mal247 on June 04, 2007, 12:15:35 PM
Lots of unanswered questions and it's unfair to expect Scott to know all the answers.

Probably the only person who could provide the truth is regrettably no longer with us and I used to wonder why these questions were not fully explored in the 80's.

Then I remembered the internet and how easy it is nowadays to ask questions, receive responses and broadcast those to millions of people.  Such technology was not widely available in the 80's.

One of the questions I have not seen raised before concerns the book "The Hoods".  It is said that  Sergio was obsessed with the book for over 20 years.  He therefore first read it in the early 60's at which time his fluency in English may have not been that good.  Did he read the book in English or did he read an Italian translation?  I've not yet had chance to read the book but some people criticise the grammar and structure but these may have not been important to Sergio if his English was not that good or he was reading a translation.
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: T.H. on June 04, 2007, 12:44:33 PM
He read an Italian version of The Hoods. I am pretty sure it was inbetween GBU and West.
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: twood on November 26, 2009, 11:14:01 AM
And furthermore why hasn't he been working and why hasn't he returned any of the questions.

...............I was in Buffalo..........

 ;D
Title: reply
Post by: HelenJames on July 27, 2010, 07:00:53 AM
I think this topic was discussed loads of time before at this forum
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
Post by: PowerRR on July 30, 2010, 06:48:29 AM
also, your fake De Niro mole fuckin' sucked. But I guess that's not your fault...
Title: Re: Noodles never knew
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