Lee Van Cleef


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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

One of the great movie villains, Clarence Leroy Van Cleef, Jr. was born in Somerville, New Jersey, to Marion Lavinia (Van Fleet) and Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef, Sr. His parents were both of Dutch ancestry. Van Cleef started out as an accountant. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard minesweepers and sub chasers during World War II. After the war he worked as an office administrator, becoming involved in amateur theatrics in his spare time. An audition for a professional role led to a touring company job in "Mr. Roberts". His performance was seen by Stanley Kramer, who cast him as henchman Jack Colby in Le train sifflera trois fois (1952), a role that brought him great recognition despite the fact that he had no dialogue. For the next decade he played a string of memorably villainous characters, primarily in westerns but also in crime dramas such as Association criminelle (1955). His hawk nose and steely, slit eyes seemed destined to keep him always in the realm of heavies, but in the mid 1960s Sergio Leone cast him as the tough but decent Col. Mortimer opposite Clint Eastwood in Et pour quelques dollars de plus (1965). A new career as a western hero (or at least anti-hero) opened up, and Van Cleef became an international star, though in films of decreasing quality. In the 1980s he moved easily into action and martial-arts movies and starred in L'homme au katana (1984), a TV series featuring almost non-stop martial arts action. He died of a heart attack in December 1989 and was buried at Forest Lawn in the Hollywood Hills. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Lee Van Cleef’s flixes, followed by Tubi TV compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Lee Van Cleef on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1970 to 1990. See the full graphs of the number of Lee Van Cleef movies released per year from 1974 till 1990.

Top Genres

Lee Van Cleef works mostly in Action Genre followed by Western Genre flixes. 25% of Lee Van Cleef movies are Action Genre movies. See Top Genres that Lee Van Cleef worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Lee Van Cleef has worked on is 5.4.

5.4 / 10

Lee Van Cleef's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Escape from New York (1981)

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

7.1/1099 min

Available in 13 platform(s).

The Hard Way (1980)

A professional assassin is coerced into taking on one last job.

6.5/1089 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead.

6.4/1098 min

Available in 12 platform(s).

At a river crossing, a stand-off between a gang of outlaws and local townsfolk ensues when the ferry barge operator refuses to ferry the gang across the river.

6.3/10115 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

El Condor (1970)

The El Condor, the fabled Mexican stronghold rumoured to contain Emperor Maximilian's mythical reserves in gold, will attract two adventurous fortune seekers, who with eyes gleaming with desire, will shortly know that only fools rush in.

6/10102 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

A martial artist joins a hard-hitting gunfighter in the search for treasure while bandits step into their way.

5.8/10105 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

After selling his cattle in town, ranch owner Morgan unexpectedly dies, and his foreman Pike has to deliver the payroll to Sonora, despite the perilous journey during which he's followed by many shady characters who want the money.

5.7/10103 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

Forced by personal circumstances, Marshal Chris Adams recruits a writer and five prisoners to help him eliminate a gang of Mexican bandits.

5.6/10100 min

Available in 9 platform(s).