Sir Christopher Lee, one of film’s greatest actors, sadly passed away on June 7, 2015 at the age of 93. Primarily known for his more recent roles in blockbuster film franchises such as Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings, Lee had an enormous film career that spanned almost seven decades. Lee was so much more than an actor however and lived a long, extraordinary life that few could ever hope to replicate. His adventures and experiences could fill an entire book (two to be exact, as his autobiographies, “Tall, Dark & Gruesome” and “The Lord of Misrule”, can attest), but for brevity’s sake, here are 10 examples of why Sir Christopher Lee was such a fascinating man.
10. He Almost Appeared In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
One of Lee’s most popular roles was as the villainous sith lord Count Dooku in the otherwise dreadful Star Wars prequels, but he was almost hired for a role in the 1977 original. Lee was offered the part of Grand Moff Tarkin, the film’s other chief villain next to Darth Vader, but turned it down. The role would eventually go to Peter Cushing, who was actually Lee’s good friend in real life. Speaking of which…https://thephantommpire.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/c-count-dooku/ Source: thephantommpire.wordpress.com