[quote=“Romaine Fielding, post:13, topic:841”]Django Sartana,
Sorry to see that someone can’t have a difference of opiion with you without upsetting your apple cart.
I had hoped to make clear that, while I was offering my opinon, I did not hold it to be law. AND I acknowledged that many others DO like Steffen and that I was not criticizing them for their taste.
You were pretty rude in your post. Thankfully you don’t represent the majority on this site.
I was asking for the opinions of others regarding their like for Anthony Steffen. All you did was make me not want to listen to you.
Any reasonable people out there with anything coherent to say about Steffen?[/quote]
Steffen was surely not a great actor. He was labeled by critics as stiff or as a poor man’s Clint Eastwood (which always upsets my close friend SD, forgive him) because he hadn’t a great variety in his acting style and wasn’t that successful.
For me he was at his best (as actor) in Train for Durango and the 1st half of Ringo: Face of Revenge where he acted in a self ironic style, which allowed him to do something else than looking grim.
But his best SW is of course Django the Bastard where his minimal acting and his asketic looks are fitting very well with story and style of the film.
I have seen half of his SW output (a few more are intended for the next months) , and there are some more interesting films amongst them (Train to Durango, A Long File of Croces, Coffin for the Sheriff, 1000 $ on the Black, Garringo, W Django, Killer Kid), but nothing outstanding imo.
And he had made besides the usual amount of average turkeys, of course.
Well, I like him meanwhile, he had the necessary SW appearance, but lacked the charisma to create something exceptional. Or maybe he only hadn’t the luck to work with a real good director, one who was able expand his talents, or even to push him beyond his limits.
That’s the way I see him.