Intrepid37 wrote: ↑March 6th, 2023, 5:50 pm
The three big names at the time - Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Eli Wallach (all above the title) for The Magnificent Seven
(1960) would qualify for this thread.
But the supporting players at that time - Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn subsequently went on to illustrious careers and fame. Even Horst Bucholtz had a brief acquaintance with fame following that film. So I guess, in addition to this thread, The Mag 7 could qualify for a 6 - and maybe even a 7 - thread.
Ah, but can you name the seventh of the Magnificent ones, intrepid? This actor always seems to be the toughest to name, ya know.
The actor of course is Brad Dexter, and who plays the character named Harry Luck. Dexter's career wouldn't reach the heights of the others you named here, and so is probably the reason for this.
In his Wiki page I found the following quote attributed to the Guardian newspaper of Britain:
"A question that comes up regularly in film trivia quizzes is to name the Magnificent Seven of the 1960 John Sturges western. Easy to start with: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, and Horst Buchholz. But if Brad Dexter... is usually the last to be mentioned, it is mainly because of the fame of the others; actually, he was rather good as the most mercenary of the septet. ... the cool and taciturn Harry Luck."
(...btw...did you know that Dexter once saved Frank Sinatra's life from drowning after he was swept out to sea during a break from filming the WWII-themed movie 'None but the Brave' on the island of Kauai....Sinatra rewarded him by making him the Vice President of Sinatra Enterprises)