SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE 1922-2015
It is with a great sadness that I post the heartbreaking news of the passing of one of the greatest horror…and film in general…icons of all time, Sir Christopher Lee. Lee is better known to today’s film fans as Star Wars‘ Count Dooku and the wizard Saruman from Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit. To older generation movie buffs and horror fans, though, Lee’s legacy stretches almost 70 years since his first film role in 1948. He came to the attention of horror movie fans when he became associated with the legendary Hammer Studios playing not only Frankenstein’s monster and The Mummy, but, became renown worldwide as one of the greatest screen Dracula’s of all time…a role he played in a series of films. He also played Sherlock Holmes, Fu Manchu, battled James Bond and starred in far too many classics to list here. His contributions to the movie world will never be forgotten, nor will his numerous classic roles and unique interpretations of classic characters…not to be left out, the multi-talented Lee also recorded a number of heavy metal albums when in his 80s and 90s. He worked almost until his last days. A true legend to whom MonsterZero NJ’s Movie Madhouse may partially owe it’s existence to. Farewell and R.I.P. Sir Christopher Lee!
Just a scant few of his classic roles! Farewell Sir Christopher Lee.