Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, credited as the inventor of the Spaghetti Western genre and widely regarded as one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema. Leone’s film-making style includes juxtaposing extreme close-up shots with lengthy long shots. His movies include the Dollars Trilogy of Westerns featuring Clint Eastwood: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), with Lee Van Cleef; and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), with Eli Wallach; and the Once Upon a Time films: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), with Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, and Charles Bronson; Duck, You Sucker! (1971), with Rod Steiger, James Coburn, and Romolo Valli; and Once Upon a Time in America (1984), with Robert De Niro, James Woods, and Joe Pesci.
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- The Last Days of Pompeii (1959) – co- director. Mario Bonnard is the credited director; Leone served as assistant director and reportedly took over completion of the film when Bonnard became severely ill during production.
- The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
- A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
- For a Few Dollars More (1965)
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
- Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
- Duck, You Sucker! (1971)
- Once Upon a Time in America (1984)