He starred in a series of innovative commercials produced during the late 1970s for the Canadian Speedy Muffler chain. He played the part of the laconic cowboy (as in 1960s "Spaghetti Westerns") who could fix a muffler or tailpipe with such speed that John Colicos
(playing the straight-man store manager) would be amazed to see ...
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Lee Van Cleff | Lee VanCleef
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Being born with a pair of beady eyes was the best thing that ever happened to me.
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.
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