25 Endearing Facts About Christopher Lee

Most of you know him as Count Dooku, Saruman, or even as Willy Wonka’s strict dentist father. Some of you may even know him as the infamous Dracula or the notorious Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga. It’s a sad thought to think that someone who has shared so much with us through so many roles is no longer with us today. Screen legend Sir Christopher Lee died at the age of 93 on June 7th 2015 after suffering respiratory problems and heart failure. Needless to say, our world has lost a great talent and a great human being, but that doesn’t mean that he will be forgotten. Not by a long shot. Here are 25 Endearing Facts About Christopher Lee.

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Sir Christopher's career began in the 1940's. However, it was the 1958 film Dracula that made him a star

Christopher Lee as Dracula
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In Lee's first film for Hammer, he played the role of Frankenstein's monster. This was also the first film Lee and Peter Cushing were credited together

Sir Christopher Lee as Frankenstein

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However, probably one of his most iconic Hammer performances was that of the Transylvanian vampire Dracula. A notable performance given that he had no lines.

Sir Christopher Lee as Dracula
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While they frequently played off each other as mortal enemies onscreen—Lee's Count Dracula to Cushing's Professor Van Helsing—they were close friends in real life.

Lee and his close friend Peter Cushing in Horror Express in 1972

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In spite of his fame as Dracula, Sir Christopher had no desire in continuing the role and blamed "emotional blackmail" as the reason for staying

Sir Christopher Lee as Dracula 1958


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