As the trilogy progressed, the character became even more silent and stoic.Yojimbo is itself believed to have been based on Dashiell Hammett's 1929 novel Red Harvest, Tuco from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly re-appears as a major character in A Dollar to Die For.During filming, he did not emulate Mifune's performance beyond what was already in the script.He also insisted on removing some of the dialogue in the original script, making the character more silent and thus adding to his mystery. News has confirmed that the two are officially an item.They have been keeping their budding romance on the low, but were spotted together at Ne-Yo and Compound Foundation’s Fostering a Legacy benefit in NYC on Friday.
The convention of hiding the character's arms from view is shared as well, with Mifune's character typically wearing his arms inside his kimono, leaving the sleeves empty.
Once again, the Man with No Name is forced to turn him in for gold, and once again, he helps him to escape from prison because "a world without Tuco would be much less interesting".
When Clint Eastwood was honored with the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996 Jim Carrey held the introductory speech and said: "'The Man With No Name' had no name, so we could fill in our own."s protagonist, an unconventional ronin (a Samurai with no master) played by Toshiro Mifune, bears a striking resemblance to Eastwood's character: both are quiet, gruff, eccentric strangers with a strong but unorthodox sense of justice and extraordinary proficiency with a particular weapon (in Mifune's case, a katana; for Eastwood, a revolver).
Like Eastwood's western setting character, Mifune plays a ronin with no name.
He is easily recognizable due to his iconic brown hat, green poncho, tan cowboy boots, fondness for cigarillos and the fact that he rarely talks.
Since he never received a name in any of the films, he is conventionally known as the man with no name.