ANTHONY STEFFEN Rip is the NUMBER 1 LEADING MAN IN SWS With 25 Films
ANTHONY STEFFEN made some of the GREATEST SWS with REVENGE/CRUELTY serious westerns, without stupid Terence Hill Like "comedy crap"
Humour in SWs needs to be very minimal and very occasional , the plot requires the SWs to be nihilistic, savage, violent, desperate, revengeful, realistic, grim and evocative.
ANTHONY STEFFEN made some of the most memorable, revengeful, greatest SWS.
I suggest Rfielding, you need to WATCH MORE than just 3 films of Anthony Steffen before making such utterly stupid nonsensical "comments", they dont call an actor for 25 films as lead unless he was THE BEST and Top Box Office making money and acting Top rate.. The role of the hero/gunman/revenger in SWs was played superbly by Steffen
If you want to see as you call it "CRAPPY AFFAIRS" than that would be the abysmal, unfunny Terence Hill/Bud Spencer so called idiot "comedies" of just as CRAPPY is the GREAT SILENCE 1968 which has an abysmal third rate cast of Trintignant (a dull drama "actor") and an UGLY/Stiff "leading lady" in Vonetta McGee. That is your CRAP a good plot SW ruined by poor lead actors. A bad cast and "comedy" ruins SWs.
This stupidity about "skinny" and how an actor looks over his hat is again wasting time with trivial unimportant matters. Millions loved Steffen's mannerisms he was succesful.
ANTHONY STEFFEN has made 25 SWs most of which I have seen and regard as superb,
violent, serious, revengeful, well written/ beautifully directed and outstandingly acted.
As I said before we really need to APPRECIATE, PRAISE and TREASURE SWs 60s/70s.