10 Famous Trios Throughout History

Added by Edan Barak on Sep 20, 2019

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This famous fictional trio galloped onto the movie scene in 1966, guns ablaze, and became icons in their own right. Starring Clint Eastwood as the "Good", Lee Van Cleef as the "Bad", and Eli Wallach as the "Ugly", the film is a western that follows the three as they double-cross, triple-cross, and destroy everything in their path in order to bring the others to justice. To the question of why the film depicts so much violence and mayhem, the film's director, Sergio Leone, had this to say: "the killings in my films are exaggerated because I wanted to make a tongue-in-cheek satire on run-of-the-mill westerns... The west was made by violent, uncomplicated men, and it is this strength and simplicity that I try to recapture in my pictures."


The Marx Brothers

Hailing from the big apple, the Marx Brothers were a comedic group of five brothers, although the core of the group was always the 3 older brothers, Chico, Harpo, and Groucho. The two younger brothers soon left the act to pursue other professions, leaving the Marx Brothers as the famous trio we know today.

The Marx Brothers act evolved from a singing act with some comedic elements, to a comedy act set to music. This change happened when one day the group was performing and the audience heard a loud noise outside. Intrigued, the audience left the hall to see what had happened, leading Groucho to make some derogatory remarks about the fleeing audience. The audience, instead of becoming angry, started laughing, thinking it was a part of the act. The Max Brothers had found their calling, and they changed their act accordingly.

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