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« : May 26, 2008, 07:24:16 AM »

From Bad At The Bijou (link from Lee Van Cleef web board)

http://www.leevancleef.com/interview.htm


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« #1 : May 26, 2008, 09:10:58 AM »

this was an incredible man. the heaviest of the heavies but he didn't let his job interfere w/ his private family life.  " your three children were growing up, how did they handle it ? " LVC : " they handled it beautifully. beau - tifully ! no problem ".

it was Sergio Leone who came over and said i want you to do a thing. so i did.

so, it was Clint who came up w/ the name angel eyes on the set

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« #2 : May 26, 2008, 10:34:25 AM »

great read - thanks for passing this along

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« #3 : May 26, 2008, 10:40:59 PM »

Thanks for posting that interview...I just wish I could hear it in his own voice.

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« #4 : May 27, 2008, 04:01:25 AM »

I'd like to check out "Posse From Hell" now to see what Van Cleef was talking about.


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« #5 : June 05, 2008, 05:47:31 AM »

I'd like to check out "Posse From Hell" now to see what Van Cleef was talking about.
my first take was that line van cleaf says. your not gonna leave me here ? you're christians arencha ? when, in fact, LVC's character was a totally unremorsefull sadistic killer.

i could see LVC being turned off by this low a character he portrays in PFH. at least angel eyes had a code : " i always see the job through ". then again he may have been going through personal & physical problems. w/ the send chance to show us who's top bad guy.

yea, c.j. i've never seen PFH and want to badly and for the same reasons you've alreasy posted O0

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« #6 : July 23, 2008, 04:17:09 AM »

great  interview , thanks O0


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« #7 : July 23, 2008, 04:52:51 AM »

This guy has Posse From Hell,

 http://www.bpm123.net


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« #8 : July 23, 2008, 05:22:20 AM »

Nice interview, thanks for posting. O0



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« #9 : July 26, 2008, 10:13:34 AM »

Has anyone come across pictures of any of LVC's artwork, paintings?  I don't think I've seen any.

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« #10 : July 26, 2008, 01:31:32 PM »

No,  it would be interesting to see some.


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« #11 : July 28, 2008, 06:38:13 AM »

Hillsboro Press Gazette
June 1, 1977
Interviewed at his tree-lined home in suburban Tarzana, he popped open a
can of beer for his visitor, lit a cigaretteand then denied that Sunday's show is the first time he's represented the
forces of decency. "Naw, not really," chortled the 51-
year-old native of Somemlle, N J ,
who started acting in the early 1950s in the road company of "Mister Roberts," which led to his big film break in "HighNoon." "Back in the Fifties I did a couple of
good guys," he insisted. After thinking hard, he cited a "Medic" episode where he played a doctor.
But Van Cleef, who at home does such unvillainous things as paint, playguitar and sing — surprisingly well —
in the Johnny Cash manner, admits his Bad Guy image does cause him woe at times.When asked if, while taking the
waters in a bar ... "Do guys come up and say, 'Are you
as tough as you play in the movies?" he said, posing the question in a low, tough-guy voice He sighed and looked
at his knuckles. "I'm counting a couple busted hands out of that." Then the actor, who at 6 feet 2 and 200 pounds appears fit enough to hunt bears with a toothpick,
started laughing. "The last one I had was in a bar down
on Sunset Boulevard and a Texan about 6 feet 5 was pulin' that jazz. I knew what was happening, so I accidentally
knocked my change off the bar. Then I went down to pick it up, came up and 'Boom!' Almost tore hishead off. So they carried him out theback and I walked out the front, adios."

The Lethbridge Herald
June 2, 1977
"Back in the 50s I did a couple of good guys," he said.
After thinking hard, he mentioned a Medic episode in
which he played a doctor. But Van Cleef, who at home
does such unvillainous thingsas paint, play guitar and sing,
admits his Bad Guy image does cause him woe at times.
He says he has suffered two broken hands in bar fights
brought on by persons wanting to know if he is as tough off
the screen as he is on. But Van Cleef, a mild-mannered
man with a hipster's sense of humor, emphasized
he tries to avoid suchsituations, even though
they're part of the hazards of playing the baddie so often in films. He also said he specifically
took the part of Scanlan, the lawman, in Sunday's show "as
a change from being the bad guy." And now he even wants
to give situation comedy a shot.



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