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 Post subject: Sir Christopher Lee has left us.
PostPosted: June 11th, 2015, 8:12 am 
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He passed away on June 7th, but his wife chose not to delay this information until now in order to be able to tell friends and family first.
He reached the age of 93, and I know all of us here on the forum will miss him dearly, especially since there was no man greater than him to portray Saruman.

Rest in peace, you were a legend and will never be forgotten.

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 Post subject: Re: Sir Christopher Lee has left us.
PostPosted: June 12th, 2015, 9:40 am 
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He dis an excellent job as saruman. If you watch the behind the scenes stuff he seemed like a really likeable guy so to turn around and play the bad guy shows talent.

He also played a bad guy in starwars eppisode two. I dont know what other rolls he played in other movies.

I guess the guy brought some good stuff to the camera, though.

It is nice that he at least got to participate in the hobbbit trilogy before passing. Quite a legacy with kust those three movies and LOtR

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 Post subject: Re: Sir Christopher Lee has left us.
PostPosted: June 12th, 2015, 11:44 am 
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May you rest in peace, Sir Christopher. He was an incredible man. I really admired his portrayal of Saruman and his knowledge of Tolkien's universe. It's also amazing that he actually met Tolkien himself in his younger days.

He will be very much missed.

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 Post subject: Re: Sir Christopher Lee has left us.
PostPosted: June 13th, 2015, 1:47 pm 
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Jax Nova wrote:
He dis an excellent job as saruman. If you watch the behind the scenes stuff he seemed like a really likeable guy so to turn around and play the bad guy shows talent.

He also played a bad guy in starwars eppisode two. I dont know what other rolls he played in other movies.

I guess the guy brought some good stuff to the camera, though.

It is nice that he at least got to participate in the hobbbit trilogy before passing. Quite a legacy with kust those three movies and LOtR

He's played Dracula a bunch of times as well as Frankenstein's Monster and quite a lot of other horror films from the past. Been in a Bond movie, Sleepy Hollow, Mio My Mio, the new Willy Wonka film and the list goes on because he's been in like way over 200 films. He also provided smaller voice roles in The Corpse Bride and the new Alice in Wonderland.

For me, the most memorable thing about his performance in the LotR trilogy (behind the scenes) was when Peter Jackson was trying to coach him on how he should die after Wormtongue stabbed him and Lee simply said "no, that's not how you would die from a stab wound like that" because Lee was in World War II and saw a lot of people die in reality and Peter sort of just backed off and let Lee die how he KNEW someone would actually die in a situation like that. He was also the only cast member to have actually met Tolkien himself and long before he was cast as Saruman he'd read the trilogy once a year for a very long time and he'd often give his imput on things during filming because he'd carry his own copy of the books around and quite honestly, without him a lot of the scenes would probably be very different. He wasn't just Saruman, he was an extended voice of the real Tolkien and the original story.

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 Post subject: Re: Sir Christopher Lee has left us.
PostPosted: June 14th, 2015, 10:46 pm 
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Wow, that is a lot of movies! He was quite an accomplished man, no doubt.

Yes, I did realize the new willywonka I had forgot about that!

That was one of my favorite parts as well, honestly. The reality he brought to the death scene was really noticeable once your realize how he was "supposed" to do it VS. how he really did do it. I agree that he brought a lot to the film and the fact that he actually meat Tolkien is a big deal... I can't imagine what it was like for him playing the roll with that kind of a connection.

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 Post subject: Re: Sir Christopher Lee has left us.
PostPosted: June 18th, 2015, 2:49 pm 
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That was truly a sad day! :-(

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 Post subject: Re: Sir Christopher Lee has left us.
PostPosted: June 18th, 2015, 5:44 pm 
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Indeed.

Welcome back, by the way. Good to see you back on AU.

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 Post subject: Re: Sir Christopher Lee has left us.
PostPosted: June 19th, 2015, 5:35 pm 
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Thanks it was fun! But it's good to be home and back on here.

Here is a movie Christopher Lee was on that few people know about.
He appears at :39 sec, and again at 1:45.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1QThmO1J2E

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 Post subject: Re: Sir Christopher Lee has left us.
PostPosted: June 19th, 2015, 6:19 pm 
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Yeah, I am usually the same way after trips.


Hm... that is interesting! I have actually seen that movie but at the time I didn't know who Christopher Lee was! Interesting looking back now to find out that was him.

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 Post subject: Re: Sir Christopher Lee has left us.
PostPosted: August 7th, 2015, 11:52 pm 
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Watching the music video for the Last Goodbye yesterday was sad when seeing him in it.

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