(1950-51) Stage: Appeared in US tour of "Mister Roberts".
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Lee Van Cleff | Lee VanCleef
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[6/12/81 interview in The Cleveland Plain Dealer, on his pierced left ear] I started wearing it when I was a kid in the Navy. I sailed all over the world, and somewhere along I started wearing an earring as a symbol of respect for all of the different cultures and people. I've worn it, off and on, ever since. Lately, when directors and producers see the bloody thing, they ask me to wear it on ...
He had almost given up his acting career in the mid-'60s and turned to painting when he was cast by Sergio Leone
in For a Few Dollars More
(1965). It made him a superstar in Europe and restarted his career in the US, making him again a recognizable and bankable name.
Sardonic, menacing characters