Sir Christopher Lee, actor, musician, knight, soldier, has recently passed away at the age of 93.
Best known for playing the parts of Count Dooku in the Star Wars franchise and Saruman in the Lord of the Rings franchise, Christopher Lee has been acting since the late ’40s. He’s played a series of villains, actually. He’s done everything from vampires to Bond villains. In 2007, he was put in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most screen credits of any actor. In 2009, he was knighted for his work.
Of course, he wasn’t always an actor. He fought in WWII, as well! About his service during the war, he’s quoted saying this: “I’ve seen many men die right in front of me – so many in fact that I’ve become almost hardened to it. Having seen the worst that human beings can do to each other, the results of torture, mutilation and seeing someone blown to pieces by a bomb, you develop a kind of shell. But you had to. You had to. Otherwise we would never have won.”
A full life, to say the least. What more could a man as interesting as this do? Well, Christopher Lee wasn’t done yet! He got into heavy metal. Yep, you read that right. Sir Christopher Lee was a metalhead. Here’s a video of him singing with Rhapsody of Fire:
All in all, I believe that he deserves one last, posthumous award. So, on behalf of the Internet, I hereby give the late Sir Christopher Lee the title of “Most Interesting Man In The World.”
Thoughts and prayers for him as well as loved ones left behind.