stormcrow20 writes: Popmatters has an article on the career of Christopher Lee. Relevant excerpt: Lee not only has impressive knowledge of golf and film, he also in something of an expert on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.
“I remember first reading `The Lord of the Rings’ back in the 1950s,” Lee said. “I thought they would make great movies, but technically it couldn’t be done back then. I envisioned myself playing Gandolf (eventually played by Ian McKellen) but I did end up getting the part of Saruman.”
Noting that it was recently announced that Peter Jackson had agreed to film a couple of prequels about “The Hobbit,” Lee said he hoped that “Mr. Jackson” might found a place for him in those movies.
“I don’t know if that will happen but I would certainly be interested in doing it,” Lee said.
It would be surprising if Jackson couldn’t find a part for Christopher Lee, a man who has been a movie icon for more than 50 years and is still going strong. [Full Article]