Welcome to theBad.net Lee Van Cleef Blog! Here you will find information, photos, videos, and some of my opinions of the badman himself.

Many thanks to the wonderful fans of theBad.net for their contributions and continued enthusiasm!

Saturday, December 28, 2019


Found this while looking for material; a poster of Bandolero! adding LVC's into a starring role using a likeness of Corbett from The Big Gundown to replace Dean Martin.  An interesting "what if..."

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

"Bad Guy Cleef Returns to TV" - Associated Press Article

A Los Angeles Times article covering Lee Van Cleef's casting in the pilot for "Nowhere to Hide"

Saturday, December 14, 2019

"An Energetic Lover For Gina: Lee Van Cleef" - Bad Man's River French Article

A French article on Bad Man's River.  Anyone care to translate?

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

"Lee Van Cleef Owes His Fame to His Eagle Nose" - 1981 French Article

Below is a French article from the early 80's promoting El Condor on television.  Anyone care to translate?

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Day of Anger - Variety Print Ad

From January 1968.  "The Biggest Italian Western Todate!"

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly - Candid

Here is a great shot of Eli Wallach, Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood, presumably from a break in filming The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

1988 Candid

From July of 1988

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

LVC's Favorite Movie

Often times people ask, which of LVC's films was his favorite?  There are many anecdotal responses, however below is a response to a fan letter, in LVC's own handwriting, that identifies his favorite as For a Few Dollars More.  The letter looks to be from around the mid-80's

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Lee Van Cleef on Star Trek: The Next Generation?

Lee Van Cleef could have been Captain Picard?

One of the first documents released was a casting list from April 1987, with a rundown of potential actors to play Captain Picard. Interestingly, Patrick Stewart is not listed. Instead, a variety of actors including Yaphet Kotto, John Saxon, Billy Dee Williams, and Lee Van Cleef are displayed as possibilities.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Web Board To Close

I am sad to report that on October 31, 2019 the Lee Van Cleef Web Board will close.  This decision was made by YourWebApps.com, and is impacting all of their customers.

The Lee Van Cleef Web Board was launched in early 1998, and was the first online community where LVC fans could interact and share their passion for all things LVC.

Traffic to the board has decreased significantly in recent years with the rise of Facebook and similar communities.  TheBad.net has a Facebook page that can continue the legacy of the web board.  You can find it here

Meanwhile take a last visit to the Lee Van Cleef Web Board, and marvel at the simpler times of the internet.

This change will not impact this blog or TheBad.net webpage.  Thank you for the 21 years of support!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Armed Response - Candids from American Film Market Party (part 2)

Below are some candids of LVC from the American Film Market party on February 23, 1986 taken in Beverly Hills.

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