After Decades of Mystery, Clint Eastwood, 93, Finally Reveals the Secret Behind His Iconic ‘Color-Changing Poncho’ in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

After Decades of Mystery, Clint Eastwood, 93, Finally Reveals the Secret Behind His Iconic ‘Color-Changing Poncho’ in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Clint Eastwood has revealed what color his famous poncho in the Dollars Trilogy was – after almost 50 years of film fanatics guessing.

The veteran actor, who starred in all three films in Sergio Leone’s famous Spaghetti Western films, responded to a question from a user on X, formally known as Twitter, about the final movie in the franchise: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. 

‘Dear “Blondie”,’ the question began from user @Mike_1er. ‘Fundamental question: What is the REAL COLOR of your [poncho] in the Good, Bad, Ugly?’

‘Sometimes Brown sometimes Olive Green on the screens,’ the user continued, urging Eastwood to reply and ‘remove one of my 100 existential questions from my life list.’

After Decades of Mystery, Clint Eastwood, 93, Finally Reveals the Secret Behind His Iconic ‘Color-Changing Poncho’ in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Clint Eastwood has revealed what color his famous poncho in the Dollars Trilogy was – after almost 50 years of film fanatics guessing. He is seen here in The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

The poncho, seen on Eastwood in the 1966 film, is sometimes green and sometimes brown

The poncho, seen on Eastwood in the 1966 film, is sometimes green and sometimes brown

Eastwood replied to the pressing question, posting his reply online writing: ‘Hello, I only had one Poncho, and it was reversible, with Olive green on one side and brown on the other. 

‘Thank You!’ he concluded the sought-out answer.

The 93-year-old actor from struggling B list actor to bankable star after playing the unnamed nomadic cowboy in Italian filmmakers hit films.

He wore the iconic piece in A Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Having the actor who wore it himself respond didn’t stop fans from sharing their own theories about the multicolored poncho.

‘I had a shirt like this. In the store it was an olive drab color. In the sunlight it was medium brown,’ one user shared online.

‘I got so upset that I had bought the wrong shirt that I went back and bought another one – and the same thing happened,’ they added.

A scene from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), starring Eli Wallach as Tuco and Clint Eastwood as Blondie

A scene from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), starring Eli Wallach as Tuco and Clint Eastwood as Blondie

A poster for the 1966 release of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, starring Clint Eastwood

A poster for the 1966 release of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, starring Clint Eastwood

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Having the actor who wore it himself respond didn't stop fans from sharing their own theories about the multicolored poncho

Having the actor who wore it himself respond didn’t stop fans from sharing their own theories about the multicolored poncho

‘Good the Bad and the Ugly is on the Right Olive Green / The other photo is from a Man With N0 Name … Used the brown one in several other films,’ another person wrote. 

Some thought the color switching could be due to the cameras used when the film was made.

‘It’s brown, the coloring is off in the close-up. His shirt, skin and the dry patches of grass in the background have a bluish green tinge to them compared to the more vibrant picture on the left,’ a film fan commented.  

In the first of Sergio Leone’s famous trilogy  – Man With No Name – Eastwood’s character who is often called ‘Blondie’ finds the poncho inside a small destroyed chapel next to Sad Hill cemetery and goes on to wear it for the duration of all three films.

The legendary actor and director, now 93-years of age, admits he still owns the iconic poncho worn by the 1966 movie. 

At 93 years old, the legendary actor - dressed in blue checkered flannel shirt, gray slacks, and sneakers - appeared advanced in age but still in high spirits

At 93 years old, the legendary actor – dressed in blue checkered flannel shirt, gray slacks, and sneakers – appeared advanced in age but still in high spirits

Eastwood and Goodall were seen having a one-on-one discussion during a special appearance at the event's VIP reception at the Sunset Cultural Center

Eastwood and Goodall were seen having a one-on-one discussion during a special appearance at the event’s VIP reception at the Sunset Cultural Center  

Eastwood spoke to Alison Hammond on This Morning in 2020, revealing: ‘I still have that, yeah
 it’s sitting in a glass case. Never been washed.’ 

The filmmaker was spotted attending a speaking event hosted by renowned conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall in his adoptive hometown of Carmel-by-the-Sea late last month.

At 93 years old, the film icon – dressed in blue checkered flannel shirt, gray slacks, and sneakers – appeared advanced in age but still in high spirits, footage obtained by DailyMail.com shows.

Eastwood, who turns 94 next month, has seen a successful storied career in film – and even a two-year stint as mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea – over a span of seven decades.

Despite his advanced years, Eastwood remains active on set and is currently directing and producing upcoming film, Juror No. 2, starring Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette.

The thriller began shooting in June 2023 and is expected to be Eastwood’s last.

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