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Lee Van Cleef

Actor / Soldier | * 01/09/1925 († 64, 12/16/1989) | Somerville, New Jersey (United States of America (USA))
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Clarence LeRoy "Lee" Van Cleef Jr. (January 9, 1925 – December 16, 1989) was an American actor best known for his roles in Spaghetti Westerns such as For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He declined to have his nose altered to play a sympathetic character in his film debut, High Noon, and was relegated to a non-speaking outlaw as a result. For a decade he was typecast as a minor villain, his "sinister" features overshadowing his acting skills. After suffering serious injuries in a car crash, Van Cleef had begun to lose interest in his declining career by the time Sergio Leone gave him a major role in For a Few Dollars More. The film made him a box-office draw, especially in Europe. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Western | Drama | Action

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Movies with Lee Van Cleef as Actor(87)

as Sergio Danielo Christophero1990 Thieves of Fortune
as Rock-Skipping Grandfather1989 Speed Zone
as Col. Mazzarini1988 The Commander
as Burt Roth1986 Armed Response
as Warren1985 Jungle Raiders
as Julot1984 Killing Machine
as Archie 'China' Travers1984 Code Name: Wild Geese
as Police Commissioner Bob Hauk1981 Escape from New York
as McCarn1980 The Octagon
as McNeal1979 The Hard Way
as Chris Gretchko / Ray Sloan1978 The Squeeze
as Harry Chapman1977 The Perfect Killer
as Ike Scanlon1977 Nowhere to Hide
as McClain1977 Kid Vengeance
as Father John / Lewis1976 God's Gun
as Kiefer1975 Take a Hard Ride
as Marshal Chris Adams1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride!
as Sheriff Clayton1972 The Grand Duel
as Capt. Apache1971 Captain Apache
as Roy King1971 Bad Man's River
as Sabata / Major1971 Return of Sabata
as Travis1970 Barquero
as Jaroo1970 El Condor
as Sabata1969 Sabata
as Billy Joe Cudlip1968 Beyond the Law
as MSgt. Sullivan1968 Commandos
as Frank Talby1967 Day of Anger
as Jonathan Corbett1966 The Big Gundown
as Col. Douglas Mortimer1965 For a Few Dollars More
as River Pirate1962 How the West Was Won
as Steinhart1961 The Grave
as Leo1961 Posse from Hell
as Mike Bennett1959 Guns Girls and Gangsters
as Frank1959 Ride Lonesome
as Miguel1958 Machete
as 1st Sgt. Rickett1958 The Young Lions
as Jake Hayes1958 Day of the Badman
as Alfonso Parral1958 The Bravados
as Marcus Vizzini1957 Joe Dakota
as Shad Donaphin1957 The Badge of Marshal Brennan
as Faro1957 The Lonely Man
as Sgt. Damon Pardee1957 Raiders of Old California
as Maj. Cham1957 China Gate
as Doug Sadler1957 The Quiet Gun
as Ed McGaffey1957 The Tin Star
as Steve Margolies1957 Last Stagecoach West
as Dr. Tom Anderson1956 It Conquered the World
as Chepei1956 The Conqueror
as Police Sgt. Emmett Lackey1956 Accused of Murder
as Fat Jones1956 Tribute to a Bad Man
as Gus1956 Pardners
as Pecos Larry1955 The Road to Denver
as Frank Emmett1955 Treasure Of Ruby Hills
as Al Drucker1955 Ten Wanted Men
as Fante1955 The Big Combo
as Flash Logan1955 I Cover the Underworld
as Clanton1955 A Man Alone
as Jay Lord1955 The Vanishing American
as Hakar (uncredited)1954 Princess of the Nile
as Ace Winton1954 Rails Into Laramie
as Fire Knife1954 The Yellow Tomahawk
as Hank1954 Gypsy Colt
as The Crayton Twins1954 The Desperado
as Earl Ferris1954 Dawn at Socorro
as Tillotson Henchman1954 Arrow In The Dust
as Brutus Allen1953 White Lightning
as Smitty1953 Arena
as Bolt Mackay1953 Jack Slade
as Pete Monty1953 Vice Squad
as Pvt. Reno Benton1953 The Nebraskan
as Marv1953 Tumbleweed
as Jack Colby1952 High Noon
as Tony Romano1952 Kansas City Confidential
as Dirk Hanley1952 The Lawless Breed
as Dave Chittun1952 Untamed Frontier

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Full Name: Lee Van Cleef
Born: Friday, 01/09 1925 (January) in Somerville, New Jersey (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 12/16 1989 (December) in Oxnard (aged: 64)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Other names for Lee Van Cleef (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Clarence Leroy Van Cleef Jr."
Lee Van Cleef frequently works together with these people:
Lawrence Dobkin (26x, Actor)
Claude Akins (24x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (23x, Actor)
James Best (21x, Actor)
John Dehner (20x, Actor)
William Phipps (20x, Actor)
Harry Lauter (20x, Actor)
William Fawcett (19x, Actor)
Frank Ferguson (19x, Actor)
Ross Elliott (19x, Actor)
Chris Alcaide (19x, Actor)
Romano Puppo (10x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2892, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/08/2021