Friday, January 21, 2022

Spaghetti Western Trivia ~ Tony Anthony and “Mackenna’s Gold”

In 1967 Tony Anthony was making films in Italy when composer Dimitri Timokin, who had scored Tony’s film “Without Each Other” (1962). Called him to Hollywood where they were casting “Mackenna’s Gold” starring Gregory Peck. Tony’s was to play a young, disfigured Indian in the film. After two months in Hollywood Tony told Tiomkin he couldn’t do the role as it was a bit part and he was a star in Italy and it would ruin his career.


1 comment:

  1. I can already imagine the situation. Hollywood-"Hello? Is this Tony Anthony?" Tony Anthony-"Yeah, it's me." Hollywood-"We're working on a film called Mackenna's Gold and we would like to know if you'd be interested in it." Tony Anthony-"Who do you want me to play?" Hollywood-"We want you to play a disfigured Indian". Tony Anthony-"You what? Oh Hell no! I'm not doing that! Goodbye." LOL