Here's a review I thought I would NEVER have to write! Or at least, not for another 20 years. Christopher Lee, the last of the golden age Hollywood movie actors, has finally said good-bye. As in "Return of the King," he has set on his final journey into the west. Over the years, he has been in COUNTLESS productions and starred in multiple films! Recounting all of them would fill up a small book! But among his best works, "The Man With the Golden Gun, Return to Witch Mountain, The Last Unicorn, The Stupids, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Star Wars Prequels, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice In Wonderland (2010), Hugo," and "The Hobbit" trilogy. He has left behind a body of work that perhaps no other actor will ever be able to match! He was the greatest of his generation, both in the 20th century, and even into the 21st. He will most certainly be missed.
Christopher Lee has been in movies since the 1940s and is best known as Dracula in the Hammer Horror Films. His deep voice makes him very suitable for villainous roles but he has played heroes in Hammer Horror films such as Professor Karl Meister in The Gorgon.
Even when Hammer came to a close, Christopher Lee still found great work such as Saruman for the Lord of the Rings, and Count Dooku for Star Wars. The fact that he is still acting shows he has a real passion for the art and is worthy of respect for any movie lover.
There really isn't much to say about Sir C. Lee besides the fact that he is simply a LEGEND! This great man has been in well over 250 film roles and even at the current age of 90, when his health conditions are low, he still acts. This is the true spirit of any great actor; The Last of the Hammer Legends!
Sir C. Lee deserves Oscar after Oscar piled up beside his name, or else Oscars won't mean a GODDAMN thing ;(
(Sir)Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was born in Belgravia, London, in 1922. After a military career in the RAF during WWII, he was at a loss as to what to do. An Italian relative suggested he take up acting, and so he did.
Success was not instantaneous though, being 6'5'' and decidedly not Celtic looking did not play to his advantage, and so he struggled doing theater and minor films for many years.
His breakthrough came with Hammer Horror, playing Frankenstein's monster in "The Curse of Frankenstein"(1957), "Dracula"(1958), "The Mummy"(1958) and "The Hound of the Baskervilles"(1959). Several sequels to Dracula was made, starring Lee, and worldwide fame was attained. He most commonly plays the part of the villain, due to his naturally imposing presence and deep barytone voice.
Christopher Lee has a prolific career, especially in the horror genre, but has displayed his versatility in science fiction, drama, action adventure and fantasy. Many younger people know him best from "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the "Star Wars" franchise.
For fans of Lee I highly recommend his autobiography "Lord of Misrule", it is a wonderful recollection of both the career and the remarkable life he has had.
He has been in over 200 movies which: Star Wars Episodes 2 and 3, all 3 lord of the rings, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride as well as a bunch of other movies. He is a very talented actor who has a impressive film career.
He plays Count Dooku in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, he weilds a lightsaber like its a toy. (one of the main villians)
Played Sauruman in the Lord of the Rings trilogy
a vile man and Lee was perfect for the part.
In Charlie and The Chocolate Factory- he played Willy's Dad.
Corpse Bride - he played Pastor Galswells. Which proves hes just as good at voiceovers as on sreen acting.
He also adds humor to some of his parts like Pastor Galswells in Corpse Bride. He is one actor who has done it all.
I don't know when he started acting, but now he is over 80 years old and does his own stunts.My favorite character that he plays is Count Dooku from Star Wars. He also plays Francisco Scaramanga (the man with the golden gun). I have a Count Dooku lego, and he does his own stunts (the lego).
I have seen a few Christopher Lee movies such as Star Wars 2 & 3, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, and Sleepy Hollow. I think his acting is one of the best out there. I will never forget his roles as Count Dooku, Wilbur Wonka, etc. May his acting continue for many years in the distant future.
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