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.
  • Type Casting
  • 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.