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« on: February 16, 2003, 12:18:33 AM »

hello spagetti-lovers,
 i am new to this board but have been a leone fan since the sixties when i first saw GBU. having recently viewed this film again, i noticed that Van Cleef is missing the end of the middle finger of his right hand. does anyone know the story behind this ? just think how fortunate he and we are that it is only his middle finger and not his trigger finger ! thanks in advance for any replies
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2003, 07:11:00 AM »

I think it was bit off by a horse  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2003, 08:12:33 AM »

I heard that he said it was lost in an accident building a tree house for his kids, or possibly in a bar fight, but I'm not certain.

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2003, 09:29:36 AM »

You are right it was doing some kind of construction, I just checked the Van Cleef site.

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2003, 03:45:20 AM »

I prefer the horse bite answer. Sounds better!!!!!

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2003, 11:13:40 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2003, 10:35:07 AM »

In the prequel to FOD, he has it shot off by one of the Jacksons in a dispute over a card game.

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2003, 12:41:35 PM »

Hey, poster "Angel Eyes" is using my picture (Cusser/Cussboy).  I believe in Return of Sabata someone teases him about needing an extra trigger finger...

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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2003, 12:51:48 PM »

Christopher Frayling tells us that Lee Van Cleef had a serious accident (he don't say any more) "which made it difficult for him to walk. If you look at his films, he walks very badly. His legs were very buckled. His knee particularly never actually recovered from that accident".

Frayling don't mention anything about a finger.

Can we suppose that an accident of such magnitude costed Van Cleef's finger too?

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2003, 12:59:43 PM »

According to the site

http://members.aol.com/ilcattivo2/bio.htm,

The accident was a car one, and due to Van Cleef alcohol problems. But it has nothing to do with his finger.

He cut it off while building a studio off his house in Granada.

English Bob and Cigar Joe were wright.

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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2003, 05:21:55 AM »

REmember Cussboy, when I'm paid to do a job I always follow it through...

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