Lee Van Cleef was an actor, perhaps most famous for his roles in The Good, Bad and Ugly along with For A Few Dollars More. He often played villains, but also portrayed good guys or semi-good guys.
Early in his career, he often played hot-headed bad guys. Actually, he did this quite a bit, especially in 50s and early 60s TV Westerns. Then in the mid-sixties, the starred in the movies mentioned above. He was different. No longer the hot-head type, he was cool, resourceful and driven; but not so cool as to have no emotions. He went on to star in lots of spaghetti westerns after that, becoming the genre’s biggest star.
From my perspective, the latter Lee Van Cleef played much roles. As a fella, perhaps I have an innate distrust of hot-headed potentially violent characters. They are the kind of people that if associated with can get you killed. The cooler, more methodical, though potentially equally as violent, characters were more to my liking.
Do the women prefer each type equally? They are intrigued by potentially violent men. Does the type matter? Do they discriminate like me? Inquiring minds want to know.
Exit question — How many people out there like westerns?