Lee Van Cleef - <3<3<3!!! One of the great movie villains, Lee Van Cleef started out as an accountant. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard minesweepers and subchasers during World War II. He was involved in a car accident in 1959 in which he lost his left kneecap. Doctors told him he would never be able to ride a horse again because of the injury. Within six months he was back in the saddle. he had one green eye and one blue eye. "This was corrected in the movies with colored contact lenses".