Happy Birthday Christopher Lee!
‘Wizard Week’ continues with the birthday of movie icon Christopher Lee. Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (born May 27, 1922) is an English actor. He initially portrayed villains and became famous for his role as Count Dracula in a string of Hammer Horror films. Other notable roles include Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man, Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun, Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequel trilogy as well as Saruman in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Lee’s most important role, according to him, was his portrayal of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah. His most recent film is The Golden Compass, where he plays the Magisterium’s First High Counselor. Despite a critically acclaimed career that spans over seven decades, Lee has never been nominated for an Academy Award. At his peak he was 6’5″ tall and is ranked along with Vince Vaughn as the tallest leading actor of all time.Posted in Christopher Lee on May 27, 2008 by xoanon