Lee Van Cleef

1925 - 1989

Lee Van Cleef

Clarence Leroy "Lee" Van Cleef Jr. (January 9, 1925 – December 16, 1989) was an American actor best known for his roles in Spaghetti Westerns such as For A Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He declined to have his nose altered to play a sympathetic character in his film debut, High Noon, and was relegated to a non-speaking outlaw as a result. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Van Cleef has received more than 3,494,178 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 118th most popular actor.

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  • 69.62

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  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Lee Van Cleef ranks 117 out of 8,832Before him are Tony Curtis, Tommy Lee Jones, Charlotte Rampling, Judi Dench, Robert Duvall, and Rowan Atkinson. After him are Gene Hackman, Ava Gardner, Christopher Plummer, Stan Laurel, Donald Sutherland, and Fred Astaire.

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Among people born in 1925, Lee Van Cleef ranks 16Before him are Zygmunt Bauman, Robert F. Kennedy, Alija Izetbegović, Mahathir Mohamad, Albert Bandura, and Tony Curtis. After him are Carlos Castaneda, Mikis Theodorakis, Audie Murphy, Jorge Rafael Videla, Giorgio Napolitano, and Rock Hudson. Among people deceased in 1989, Lee Van Cleef ranks 16Before him are Andrei Sakharov, Ted Bundy, Elena Ceaușescu, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Osamu Tezuka, and Andrei Gromyko. After him are Bette Davis, Laurence Olivier, János Kádár, Sándor Márai, Vladimir Horowitz, and Hu Yaobang.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lee Van Cleef ranks 235 out of 12,171Before him are Josephine Baker (1906), Leonard Bernstein (1918), Barry White (1944), Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Robert Duvall (1931), and Nina Simone (1933). After him are Gene Hackman (1930), Ava Gardner (1922), Arthur Miller (1915), J. Paul Getty (1892), Pete Conrad (1930), and Emily Dickinson (1830).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Lee Van Cleef ranks 62Before him are Clark Gable (1901), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Sigourney Weaver (1949), Tony Curtis (1925), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), and Robert Duvall (1931). After him are Gene Hackman (1930), Ava Gardner (1922), Fred Astaire (1899), Bette Davis (1908), Oliver Hardy (1892), and Viggo Mortensen (1958).