At the end of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, we still don’t know Clint Eastwood’s character’s name. (After three movies, including A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More, we have only the dismissive nickname he’s given by the “Ugly” Tuco: “Blondie.”) But we do know how he acquired his poncho and the rest of his famous costume’s accessories, piece by piece. Along the way, director Sergio Leone treats us to the grandest, most sprawling epic in his spaghetti-Western trilogy about the Man With No Name. But there’s much more to the film than a belated introduction to the iconic mercenary with the unique thrift-shop fashion sense and peculiar code of honor. Eastwood also perfects here the elements — the squint, the silence, and the shoot-first-ask-questions-later ethos – that will define his acting career for the next several decades.