Christopher Lee, R.I.P.

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  1. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I was very bummed about reading this.... Really liked him as an actor and my first exposure to him was Dracula.

    R.I.P. Mr. Lee........
     
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    Aww bummer man. I grew up on Mr. Lee.

    Rest In Peace
     
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    I just saw him in 007 The Man with the Golden Gun.
     
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    A true actor, may his family have peace at this sad news.
     
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    Damn! I was just listening to O.C. a couple days ago.
     
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    Oh, man. Loved him in "The Wicker Man" and the Dracula movies. A true gentleman.

    And I only found out a few years ago that he played an uncredited role in the 1960s version of "Ten Little Indians". You know the recorded voice that says, "Ladies and gentlemen, you are charged with the following crimes..."?
     
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    Yes, I just spotted that the death of Ron Moody had been announced, (he was excellent in Oliver!) shortly after the death of Christopher Lee had been made public. Thoroughly enjoyed Christopher Lee as an actor - he had an excellent range, and could convey camp and menace with equal conviction.

    RIP to them both.

    Agree that Christopher Lee was brilliant in 'The Wicker Man' - a stunning movie.
     
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    A great, great actor of impeccable credentials!
     
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    He was the only Lord of the Rings cast member who personally knew J.R.R. Tolkien.
     
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    I first heard about this and Ornette Coleman on Blade Forums of all places. It's sad to see all of them go, I think I'd like to slow the march of time.
     
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    The death rate is still 100%, don't think it won't happen to you.
     
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    The Godfather of Dracula movies in my opinion, I grew up on Hammer movies, of which he appeared in a few, will be sadly missed, God has a rival now.
     
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    Hammer Films had the most wonderfully chesty actresses. They and their buxom charms transfixed this little kid in the early 70s.
     
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    RIP

    One of the all time greats, he will be missed.
     
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    The library is getting me his autobiography thru ILL. Too bad I didn't even know he wrote it until I read it in the obits. Shame on me. :mad:
     
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    should be a good read, he would've had an interesting life, especially as you mentioned starring opposite those well-proportioned ladies, lucky man ;)
     
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    I don't know if he was a saint or not (and I can't imagine that he didn't stray) but he was married to the same lady for 54 years.
     
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    It's sad when you start seeing all your fav. actors passing away.
     
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    Christopher Lee literally lived up to the famous advertising tagline, The Most Interesting Man in the World. Fluent in multiple languages and a World War II hero, not only did he have a great career in horror movies, but got himself famous again by play Saruman in the Lord of the Rings movies.
     

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