Fantasy/Dream/Ideal Cast Lists

Hi all lovers of SW Films,

I hope this idea hasn’t already been done, but I’d like to see any fans ideas of what the ideal cast for an SW would be. These can be classic actors or stalwarts of the genre, or people who dabbled briefly in the field, but definitely should’ve continued on. Fans can even list actors who’ve already worked together, and appeared in the same film. The only criteria is a choice of following: Two actors who should’ve teamed up, Four to Five actors who should’ve worked together, and a cast list of 10 to 20 people. Any combination of these criteria is OK, so long as everyone has fun with this, Enjoy. To get the ball rolling, I’ll give some of my ideas.

Lee Van Cleef and Gianni Garko as a team

Lee Van Cleef and Chuck Connors as adversaries

Franco Nero and Lee Van Cleef as a team or adversaries

Tomas Milian and Lee Van Cleef reunited

Franco Nero and Tomas Milian reunited

Franco Nero and Chuck Connors as a team or adversaries

Johnny Halladay and Chuck Connors as adversaries

Franco Nero, Lee Van Cleef, Klaus Kinski, Gordon Mitchell, and Mario Adorf

Lee Van Cleef, Chuck Connors, Gianni Garko, Frank Wolff, and Jose Torres

Johnny Halladay, Fernando Sancho, Robert Woods, Nello Pazzafini, and Jose Calvo

Tomas Milian, Chuck Connors, Anthony Steffen, Klaus Kinski, and Piero Lulli,

Tomas Milian, Johnny Hallady, Frank Wolff, Piero Lulli, Jose Torres, Frank Brana, Antonio Molino Rojo, Benito Steffalini, and Mario Brega

Gianni Garko, George Hilton, Fernando Sancho, Roberto Camardiel, Aldo Sambrell, Nello Pazzafini, Franco Citti, Frank Brana,

Lee Van Cleef, Gianni Garko, Johnny Hallady, Eduardo Fajardo, Horst Frank, Klaus Kinski, Jose Calvo, Frank Brana, Mario Brega, and Philippe Leroy

Robert Woods, Gordon Mitchell, Craig Hill, Antonio Casas, Franco Citti, Piero Lulli, Luis Induni, Antonio Molino Rojo, Paco Sanz, and Rick Boyd.

But you basically mixed everyone with everyone else. :smiley: Except for Steffen. Where the hell is Steffen, the toughest guy of the West.
Anyway, offtopic, but I always wanted Tomas Milian play that jaguar poncho gunslinger in Requiem for a gringo.

Thanks 4 the reply.

What I wrote down as examples are some of my dream team ups/casts, if yours is say Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, and Gary Cooper in an SW, that’s cool and interesting too. What I’m looking for are people’s dreams of who’d make the perfect team or cast in SW, and if it’s say an All American cast, an All German one, all French, all Japanese, please feel free to share it here. This is a free reign topic to be creative with, don’t be shy.

I too think Tomas Milian would’ve been interesting as the Ross Logan character in Requiem, especially after seeing him in Squadra Volante, where like Ross, the character is restrained and methodical.

That looks like an interesting movie, never really got into watching anything else with Milian besides spaghs.

I recently revisited Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die, and though I liked it, I found myself a little disappointed in the execution. I would love to see a spaghetti Seven Samurai style set-up with some of the leading actors of the spaghetti years: van Cleef (who did play Chris Adams once, in Magnificent Seven Ride), Nero, Spencer & Hill, Gemma, Milian, Garko, maybe, facing off against Eduardo Fajardo, Horst Frank and Klaus Kinski? I’m trying to think of actors more represented in my favorite spaghettis than those.

Take a look at these threads

Hi there Mr. Stevens,

Love the idea of an SW version of Seven Samurai!! Very cool and intriguing idea. I still need to see TWK, TWD and I’m a fan of Tatsuya Nakadai who plays the villain, curious to see how he handles playing a Cowboy. I would say a good SW Seven would be Lee Van Cleef, Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, Gianni Garko, Anthony Steffen, George Hilton, and William Berger, what do you think?. Kinski, Fajardo, and Horst Frank would be good perfect villains.

Thanks Mr. Corbett,

I had no idea someone had a similar thread, I’ll definitely show support. Let us think of this as version 2.0.

That would’ve been neat…Sabata & Sartana…or maybe Sabata vs. Sartana?

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Okay, my fantasy cast : Anthony Steffen as a good guy against Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Tony Anthony, Gianni Garko, Franco Nero, Robert Woods, George Hilton. In one movie.

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How about Tony Anthony takes them all on with a 4 barreled shotgun, dynamite and a tank :stuck_out_tongue: title: “Get REALLY Mean”

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I’d pay to see that! LOL :rofl:

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We already got the ultimate ideal cast in GBU


I want a SW where John Phillip Law dubs everyone.


If Vanzi would direct it, I’m in.

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Very true; the thread’s primarily just creative “what if” fun.

In Honorarium of “Your Own Western”, the thread that started it all, here’s my own try at it.

Lee Van Cleef and Franco Nero as Union Army veteran buddies


with the aid of a sympathetic, no-nonsense Sheriff played by Gianni Garko

vs outlaw brothers played by Jorge (George) Martin, Gordon Mitchell, and Robert Woods


on the payroll of a corrupt Mexican General played by Fernando Sancho, looking to make a section of Texas his own little country


with henchman played by Benito Steffalini, Jose Torres, Piero Lulli, Aldo Sambrell, Nello Pazzafini, Antonio Molino Rojo, Frank Brana, and Raf Baldassarre








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My dream sw would be psychedelic sex western by Jess Franco

Robert Woods as a hero
Lina Romay and Alice Arno as a saloon girls
Howard Vernon as villain
Paul Müller as villains henchman

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Jess Franco doing a Western - interesting concept :thinking:

With facial-scars or interesting face-lines… hmmmm. Tough.

Give me all no-namers as much as possible. The audience is forced to pay closer attention to the story. Squeeze-in a Harvey Keitel every once in a while… an actor that seems like he’s in every film ever made.