Monday, September 12, 2016

Lee Van Cleef: Staring Holes In The Screen

September 12, 2016
   Worked this weekend on a new feature I'm developing for the magazine: "The History of A Scene." One of the legendary guys who was supposed to be in the opening sequence of, what Sergio Leone called "the summa of all his work" was this guy:


Daily Whip Out: "Lee Van Cleef Scowls"

   Director Sergio Leone said Lee Van Cleef could "stare holes in the screen." Here's another take on the iconic, hawk-nosed bad guy:



Daily Whip Out: "Lee Van Cleef Scowls On Scratchboard"


  Leone wanted Van Cleef, Eli Wallach and Clint Eastwood to appear in the train sequence as the three pisoleers who meet Charlie Bronson in the opening of Once Upon a time in The Old West, but it never happened. That story tomorrow.

"A lot of actors think that the more words they have, the more attention they get. That's bullshit. I make people look at me. I don't have to say a lot of words."
—Lee Van Cleef

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