Lee Van Cleef quotes

  • Being born with a pair of beady eyes was the best thing that ever happened to me.
    -- Lee Van Cleef

    #Eye #Pairs #Born

  • Bad guys have always been my bag... I look mean without even trying.
    -- Lee Van Cleef

    #Mean #Guy #Trying

  • Audiences just naturally hate me on screen. I could play a role in a tuxedo, and people would think I was rotten. You can do much more with a villain part.
    -- Lee Van Cleef

    #Hate #Thinking #Play

  • One day, something happened. It made life very precious to me.
    -- Lee Van Cleef

    #One Day #Made

  • I'll never kick dogs, I'll never hurt a child, I'll never slap a woman - three things I won't do on film.
    -- Lee Van Cleef

    #Dog #Hurt #Children

  • A lot of actors think that the more lines 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

    #Thinking #People #Bullshit

  • I don't care where I work. Films are an international business - not an American institution.
    -- Lee Van Cleef

    #Care #Film #Institutions

  • You go where the work is. It can be in my own back yard, Israel, Spain, or Yugoslavia. We may have the greatest technical efficiency in the world, but our artistic values are not necessarily the best.
    -- Lee Van Cleef

    #Israel #Yugoslavia #Yards

  • I think the Europeans are a lot more spontaneous, more artistic to some degree. But I don't think they have the technical talent we do here in the states. Here people have been trained much more specifically - they know exactly what they're doing. The Europeans are perhaps slower, but in the end damn near as good.
    -- Lee Van Cleef

    #Thinking #People #Degrees

  • I tried to learn the languages - Italian, Spanish, and German - not to successfully. Working on a European set isn't a hell of a lot different from working on an American set.
    -- Lee Van Cleef

    #Italian #Different #Language

  • I'd like to do more comedy, but i think my forte is still in the heavy. I'd love to do a comic lead, a musical.
    -- Lee Van Cleef

    #Thinking #Musical #Comedy

  • If I could direct it [films] I would be very happy. But the economics of business don't always allow you to do what you want.
    -- Lee Van Cleef

    #Would Be #Want #Film