Lee Van Cleef Peddling Whisky in Japan

Thanks to his appearances in the amazing Spaghetti Westerns, I can forgive Lee Van Cleef a multitude of sins. Cleef is a powerful presence, but even he struggles with the ridiculous script for the Suntory Whisky commercial below.

-“Friends? I have a lot of friends.”
-OK, don’t get defensive. I just mentioned that you seem to be living alone in an otherwise deserted farm.
“Children… and grown-ups.”
-Er…, Lee, you’re about 70 years old, so you should have mostly grown-up friends by now.
-“Male… and female.”
-Glad to hear it. I was beginning to have my suspicions about you.
-“Violent and gentle.”
-Violent? OK. I’ll shut up now.

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2 Responses to Lee Van Cleef Peddling Whisky in Japan

  1. Chris B says:

    Lee Van Cleef starred opposite my man….The man with no name…in some classics and for that he get’s “Lifetime Props”!!!

    Go get um’ Lee!!!

  2. roaf says:

    Yeah. He was also in a cool commercial for Bavarian beer.
    I wonder if Clint Eastwood ever did any Japanese commercials.
    I know Charles Bronson did, for a cologne called “Mandom”.

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