Sad news was reported a few days ago that English actor Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93. He began his acting career in the 1940's and went through the 1950's as Frankenstein's monster and Count Dracula several times.
In 1974, he was the Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga in Roger Moore's second Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. His most recent portrayals include Saruman in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and both The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and Count Dooku in both Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
So he was overall an acting legend who has given us so many great villains over the years and I have enjoyed his roles as both Dooku and Saruman. I say this because I had never even heard of Christopher Lee until I watched LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring. And seeing him in the role of Saruman got me so shocked that he was such a great actor in years gone by, I had no idea that he would live up to the age of 93, which makes sense because he was a really old man.
And don't judge me when I talk about him as Dooku in the Star Wars prequels, his role in both those films was great. He was the main villain for Episode II: Attack of the Clones but he had only one scene in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. He even voiced the character in the movie for the TV Show Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
He even worked with director Tim Burton a few times as a judge in Sleepy Hollow and did some more voice work as the Jabberwocky in Alice in Wonderland. Now I'm not necessarily a Burton fan overall, but Lee delivered pretty good performances here, his whole filmography gave us something to remember him by before he passed on. He will be greatly missed.
So who is your favorite character portrayed by Lee? Are you sad about this news? Leave your thoughts down below