Christopher Lee dies June 7, at age 93
|Christopher Lee-Hammer Films|
dies at age 93
For me, I don't think any other actor played Dracula with more vigor and more credibility, and made him more sexy when he seduced a woman, and more visceral when he went up against his enemies. Although, I must say, I thought they could have done more bedroom scenes, but this was the 50's & 60's. However, on that, he was the first actor who made Dracula seem more hot than did Bela Lugosi, but again it was the scrips, rather than the actor, and the times.
Most recently people know him for characters--always the bad guy, but he played them so very well--in "Star Wars", and "Lord of the Rings"...
Before taking on the roles of evil Count Dooku or Saruman, Christopher Lee had a past with the British Special Forces, could apparently speak seven languages, and was known for his love of heavy metal music. He was a aficionado as well and knew author J.R.R. Tolkien. Older generations would know him as the penultimate Dracula from the Hammer Horror series of films...
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For me Christopher Lee will always be the ultimate Dracula.