I’m surprised I haven’t seen this on WP yet.
Christopher Lee, one of the most prolific film actors of the past fifty years, died on June 7 at the age of 93. I don’t think this news was leaked right away as it only showed up a couple days ago.
We all know who Christopher Lee is. At least, I hope we all do.
He was Saruman in the Lord of the Rings. Count Dooku in the more recent Star Wars movies. Lucas de Beaumonoir in Ivanhoe. Rochefort in the 1973 Three Musketeers. The infamous Dracula from the 1970s. And he even had a go at Sherlock Holmes once.
I’ve watched interviews with him in which he openly admitted that many of the movies he did weren’t all that great, but he wasn’t ashamed, simply stating facts.
He was also an amazing linguist and could hold conversations in multiple languages. I believe he still holds the record for number of roles he’s done in film. Well over two hundred! Dang!
He was an amazingly talented and inspirational actor to many people and lived through a great many trials. He fought in WWII and worked with British Intelligence. He met so many influential people I’ve always enjoyed listening to his interviews. There is so much he learned and could pass along.
Rest in peace, Sir Christopher Lee.
“To be a legend, you’ve either got to be dead or excessively old.”
― Sir Christopher Lee
“Outside the cinema I had not yet learned to live, but within it I had most certainly learned to die. I could die for you in every way known to man, and in a few ways known only to scriptwriters. I could see now that provided that I remained fit, the future held many more deaths yet. I could only hope that they would serve some purpose, and that perhaps a reputation may come in the same way as a coral formation, which is made up of a deposit of countless tiny corpses.”
― Christopher Lee, Lord of Misrule