Sir Christopher Lee, 1922-2015

entertainment and popular culture

He’ll be back.

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  1. c u n d gulag  •  Jun 11, 2015 @9:20 am

    Overall, not a great actor.

    But in the right roles – scary roles – he was great!


  2. Dan  •  Jun 11, 2015 @9:48 am

    Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain.
    And celluloid heroes never really die.

  3. joanr16  •  Jun 11, 2015 @10:38 am

    From the linky:

    Fluent in Italian and French, in later life Lee added Spanish, German, Russian, Swedish, Danish and Greek to his repertoire…. When the Second World War broke out, Lee joined the RAF and was promoted to flight lieutenant. He won six campaign medals, was mentioned in despatches and received decorations from Poland, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. He also worked for British Intelligence. “Serving in the Armed Forces was the best thing that ever happened to me,” he insisted. “I did not know how other people lived.”

    Rumor (I feel I should type “rumour”) has it Lee had quite a career as a spy for the British in WWII. It would be fascinating if the whole story finally came out. Although no one could properly play this (literally) towering fellow in the movie version.

  4. maha  •  Jun 11, 2015 @11:31 am

    Yeah, I can’t imagine what actor could play Christopher Lee. They don’t make ’em like that any more.

  5. joanr16  •  Jun 11, 2015 @11:59 am

    Uh-oh…. The “Rule of Three” is in play. Ron Moody, Fagin in “Oliver,” just died at age 91.

  6. c u n d gulag  •  Jun 11, 2015 @1:35 pm

    Sadly, Ornette Coleman just competed the ‘Death Trifecta.”