Trivia / Lee Van Cleef

  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Devoted to his family, and had an enduring friendship with his Italian stuntman Romano Puppo, who was one of his pallbearers.
  • Typecasting
    • Playing Against Type: And then there's his more heroic roles in such films as For a Few Dollars More, The Big Gundown, Storm Rider, and Armed Response.
    • After his leg injury (he lost a kneecap), Van Cleef's doctors told him he wasn't allowed on a horse ever again. Since it's hard to make westerns without getting on a horse from time to time, he mostly rode circus horses from then on - they were used to moving slowly and weren't easy to startle.