Christopher Lee, Dead at 93

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee was 93. He was a prolific actor best known for his portrayal of Dracula in a string of films, Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film trilogy, and Count Dooku in the final two films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

He also served five years in World War II, was a world champion fencer, and became the oldest person to ever record lead vocals on a heavy metal track when, at the age of 88, he wrote, performed on, and released a progressive symphonic power metal EP about the life of Charlemagne.


Share this entry

Comments (6 - click here to join in!)

Frank

Lee was so bad ass, even Chuck Norris stepped aside saying "you got this bro."

June 11, 2015 @ 8:59 AM

Derek

One of the greatest voices in the biz. I didn't realize he was so old.

June 11, 2015 @ 10:28 AM

Double J

On the subject of playing antagonists, Lee once said:

“ 'Good' people … being persistently noble can become rather uninteresting. There is a dark side in all of us. And for us ‘bad’ people, the bad side dominates. I think there is a great sadness in villains, and I have tried to put that across. We cannot stop ourselves doing what we are doing. ”


Christopher Lee: "The Bloody Verdict of Verden" Music Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvKRbi2ovDY

June 11, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

Tim

A little off topic but today the one and only Fagin, Ron Moody died as well.

June 11, 2015 @ 7:14 PM

DUTCH

RIP Dracula and many others Count Dooku and Saruman will be missed.

June 11, 2015 @ 7:17 PM

andrew

& so did WWE wrestler Dusty Rhodes.

RIP ALL

June 11, 2015 @ 7:50 PM

Leave a comment


Only 6 comments? C'mon, we can do better... Leave a comment above and let's keep this conversation going!


« Black's Was Photography The Results of Dean Blundell's First Spring Ratings Book at The Fan 590 »