Appeared in "Mister Roberts" on Broadway.
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Lee Van Cleff | Lee VanCleef
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Bad guys have always been my bag . . . I look mean without even trying. Audiences just naturally hate me on screen. I could play a role in a tuxedo and people would think I was rotten. You can do much more with a villain part. Movies are full of leading men, most of whom aren't working. It's much harder to find a good villain.
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.
Beady eyes that frequently squinted in the Western sun