Screen legend, Christopher Lee, passed away this past weekend at the age of 93. He was best known for roles in Hammer Horror films, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. The Rebel pays tribute to this acting great with 10 of his most memorable roles.
Dracula Films (1958-72)
Lee’s career spanned nearly 70 years and is best known for his role as Count Dracula.
Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)
Lee was the only person involved in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy to have met J.R.R. Tolkien.
Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979)
Captain America may have killed Lee's character, Miguel, but this iconic actor has just as much of a fan base as the American hero.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Gizmo and Lee team up in this sequel where Lee plays Doctor Catheter, Chief Researcher.
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002) & Revenge of the Sith (2005)
His beheading at the hands of a young Darth Vader was the turning point in Anakin Skywalker’s dark path from a promising Jedi.
The Wicker Man (1973)
Lee called this his favourite role.
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Lee stepped into Boris Karloff's (giant) shoes and made the role his own.
James Bond: The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
Some fans thought he would have made a better Bond than Roger Moore. He was certainly the coolest Bond villain ever.
The Mummy (1959)
Returned to life as the high priest of Kamak.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
The first Sherlock Holmes film adaptation in colour.
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