Lee Van Cleef

1925 - 1989

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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 4,791,578 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Lee Van Cleef is the 120th most popular actor (down from 115th in 2019), the 246th most popular biography from United States (down from 235th in 2019) and the 64th most popular American Actor.

Lee Van Cleef is most famous for his role as the villain in the 1966 film "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

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Among actors, Lee Van Cleef ranks 120 out of 10,030Before him are Ben Kingsley, Gene Hackman, Harvey Keitel, Ava Gardner, Stan Laurel, and Jason Statham. After him are Shirley MacLaine, Peter O'Toole, Oliver Hardy, Burt Lancaster, Jean Renoir, and Rita Hayworth.

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Among people born in 1925, Lee Van Cleef ranks 16Before him are Robert F. Kennedy, Zygmunt Bauman, Alija Izetbegović, Mikis Theodorakis, Tony Curtis, and Carlos Castaneda. After him are Mahathir Mohamad, B.B. King, Audie Murphy, Jorge Rafael Videla, Rock Hudson, and Michel Piccoli. Among people deceased in 1989, Lee Van Cleef ranks 15Before him are Herbert von Karajan, Georges Simenon, Andrei Sakharov, Elena Ceaușescu, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, and Laurence Olivier. After him are Osamu Tezuka, Bette Davis, Andrei Gromyko, Vladimir Horowitz, Sándor Márai, and János Kádár.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lee Van Cleef ranks 246 out of 15,968Before him are Miles Davis (1926), Scatman John (1942), Harvey Keitel (1939), Ava Gardner (1922), Leonard Bernstein (1918), and Josephine Baker (1906). After him are J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Nina Simone (1933), Dick Cheney (1941), Buffalo Bill (1846), Shirley MacLaine (1934), and Joseph Smith (1805).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Lee Van Cleef ranks 64Before him are Robert Duvall (1931), Sigourney Weaver (1949), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Gene Hackman (1930), Harvey Keitel (1939), and Ava Gardner (1922). After him are Shirley MacLaine (1934), Oliver Hardy (1892), Burt Lancaster (1913), Rita Hayworth (1918), Shirley Temple (1928), and Diane Keaton (1946).

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