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2012-05-27 01:59:41 PM  
This is Christopher Lee's finest cinematic moment, with his performance in Serial being a close second. Link
 
2012-05-27 03:59:43 PM  
World's oldest living badass.
 
2012-05-27 04:01:38 PM  
So sad that he has outlived his sons, Bruce and Brandon, though he must be thankful that Jason is still around.
 
2012-05-27 04:03:42 PM  

mikemoto: This is Christopher Lee's finest cinematic moment, with his performance in Serial being a close second. Link


I...can't dispute that. Not even a little.
 
2012-05-27 04:05:21 PM  
And he's currently filming The Hobbit. Wow.
 
2012-05-27 04:06:39 PM  
He was great as Gandolf
 
2012-05-27 04:07:37 PM  

CarnySaur: So sad that he has outlived his sons, Bruce and Brandon, though he must be thankful that Jason is still around.


Don't forget about Jet, sure he's a bit short but he's got some moves.
 
2012-05-27 04:13:25 PM  
(watched video) He sure liked to bite the pretty girls.
 
2012-05-27 04:22:26 PM  
He was always my favorite Superman.
 
2012-05-27 04:23:58 PM  
I wish that I could say that my obituary will contain even a small percentage of the details included within it that his will. And that's even excluding his time on film.

Happy birthday, most interesting person still living and working in show business. May you have a couple dozen more.

An interesting read dating from around the time of "The Man With The Golden Gun"

My unsolicited rec for One of his best unsung performances is a nifty little horror (and [mild spoiler] subtly sci-fi) film from the "Wicker Man" era entitled Horror Express. If you're a horror fan and haven't seen it, I think you'll find it'll go down a treat.
 
2012-05-27 04:25:09 PM  
He will not die until a stake is driven through his heart!
 
2012-05-27 04:33:06 PM  
It is obvious this contest cannot be decided by our knowledge of The Force, but by our skills with a lightsaber.

/terrible line
//terrible movie
///great delivery
////love the salute he gives immediately afterwards
 
2012-05-27 04:33:28 PM  
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I will bring desolation to mankind.

But first a message from True Value Hardware Stores
 
2012-05-27 04:34:27 PM  
I won't be happy until he is cast as Indiana Jones' great-great-great-great-great grandfather.
 
2012-05-27 04:44:38 PM  

Alphax: World's oldest living badass.



You're absolutely right about that.

Christopher Lee killed Nazis with a knife.
 
2012-05-27 04:50:44 PM  

Snapper Carr: Alphax: World's oldest living badass.


You're absolutely right about that.

Christopher Lee killed Nazis with a knife.


Yep, I'd heard about that. Nice clip, though.
 
2012-05-27 05:04:59 PM  

Pandora's Litterbox: I wish that I could say that my obituary will contain even a small percentage of the details included within it that his will. And that's even excluding his time on film.

Happy birthday, most interesting person still living and working in show business. May you have a couple dozen more.

An interesting read dating from around the time of "The Man With The Golden Gun"

My unsolicited rec for One of his best unsung performances is a nifty little horror (and [mild spoiler] subtly sci-fi) film from the "Wicker Man" era entitled Horror Express. If you're a horror fan and haven't seen it, I think you'll find it'll go down a treat.


Article:"...and looking a dozen years short of 52...."
Article date: 1975.

Damn.
 
2012-05-27 05:18:23 PM  
Saw him on the London Tube once. Me and other people were looking at him thinking "Is it him?". He's very tall. This was in the 90s. You don't expect to see film stars on the tube.
 
2012-05-27 05:32:56 PM  
Best.Superman.Evar.
 
2012-05-27 05:35:48 PM  
 
2012-05-27 05:39:12 PM  
And netflix instant watching has precisely zero of these movies.
 
2012-05-27 06:38:08 PM  
don't forget Vincent Price today also,
and yesterday Peter Cushing and MRS EHTD
 
2012-05-27 07:02:50 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: don't forget Vincent Price today also,
and yesterday Peter Cushing and MRS EHTD


In this world of plotless gore porn, I think we all could use a little more Hammer Horror these days.
 
2012-05-27 07:04:30 PM  
Word is that he's doing all his "Hobbit" filming with the second unit close to home due to ill health, so I'm glad he's still with us for a bit longer.
 
2012-05-27 07:17:39 PM  

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R.I.P. Bruce Lee



/am I doing it right?
 
2012-05-27 07:18:21 PM  

Klivian: I challenge your assertion that the previous clips are Lee's best work


I don't know what to say right now.
 
2012-05-27 08:01:00 PM  
Snapper Carr: Alphax: World's oldest living badass.


You're absolutely right about that.

Christopher Lee killed Nazis with a knife.


Christopher Lee is the Dos Equis guy's father
 
2012-05-27 10:02:36 PM  

Snapper Carr: Alphax: World's oldest living badass.


You're absolutely right about that.

Christopher Lee killed Nazis with a knife.


...

I can believe that. O_O
 
Skr
2012-05-27 10:37:27 PM  
Damn he is 90? I can never shake the expectation that awesome actors like him will live forever and continue being badass on screen. Though I guess he will live forever in cinematic history.

He did an awesome voice of Death. Seemed made for the role.

Pratchett
 
2012-05-27 10:44:21 PM  
He wasn't just a star of Lord of the Rings, it was one of his favorite books, and he'd actually met Tolkien once. That makes him the perfect answer to the charge that LOTR is only for overweight nerds living in their parents' basement.

/The house I live in doesn't even have a basement
 
2012-05-27 10:58:01 PM  
CSS/

My sister went to London a few years ago and happened to be down the block from the Star Wars III premier. So she and her friends were just trying to get past the throng of teenage girls screaming at Hayden Christiansen. Whatever. As they turn the corner they see Christopher Lee and a friend exit the theater and walk towards a waiting limo, no one even paid him any attention. Then my sister yelled "MR. LEE! I LOVED THE WICKER MAN!" Her friend yelled out a compliment about LOTR and Dracula too.

He just glanced back and smiled at her and her friends as he hoped in the ride.

/CSS
 
2012-05-27 11:13:56 PM  

KatjaMouse: CSS/

My sister went to London a few years ago and happened to be down the block from the Star Wars III premier. So she and her friends were just trying to get past the throng of teenage girls screaming at Hayden Christiansen. Whatever. As they turn the corner they see Christopher Lee and a friend exit the theater and walk towards a waiting limo, no one even paid him any attention. Then my sister yelled "MR. LEE! I LOVED THE WICKER MAN!" Her friend yelled out a compliment about LOTR and Dracula too.

He just glanced back and smiled at her and her friends as he hoped in the ride.

/CSS


Indeed. I would have been tongue-tied myself in the presence of one of the three masters of horror cinema.
 
2012-05-27 11:32:11 PM  

Skr: Damn he is 90? I can never shake the expectation that awesome actors like him will live forever and continue being badass on screen. Though I guess he will live forever in cinematic history.

He did an awesome voice of Death. Seemed made for the role.

Pratchett


If there's a greater moment of awesome than Christopher Lee and Tim Curry in the same scene, working off of Terry Pratchett's writings, I can't imagine what it might be.
 
Skr
2012-05-28 12:54:57 AM  

Last Man on Earth: Skr: Damn he is 90? I can never shake the expectation that awesome actors like him will live forever and continue being badass on screen. Though I guess he will live forever in cinematic history.

He did an awesome voice of Death. Seemed made for the role.

Pratchett

If there's a greater moment of awesome than Christopher Lee and Tim Curry in the same scene, working off of Terry Pratchett's writings, I can't imagine what it might be.


Aye, damned awesome to see/hear Christopher Lee as the Grim Reaper and Tim Curry as Tulsa Doom together. Pity the Pratchett flicks get the made for T.V. treatment instead of the big screen they deserve. Maybe Good Omens will change that.
 
2012-05-28 01:42:53 AM  

Alphax: (watched video) He sure liked to bite the pretty girls.


Bad, bad, bad, naughty girls, ummmm...
 
2012-05-28 05:08:15 AM  
Peter Cushing, Vincent Price and Christopher Lee were all born within the same 48-hour period (though years apart).

Henceforth I propose we celebrate May as Hammer Horror Heritage month!
 
2012-05-28 06:42:24 AM  

scalpod: Peter Cushing, Vincent Price and Christopher Lee were all born within the same 48-hour period (though years apart).

Henceforth I propose we celebrate May as Hammer Horror Heritage month!



Seconded. Finally,a commemoration with real bite!
 
2012-05-28 06:44:36 AM  

scalpod: Peter Cushing, Vincent Price and Christopher Lee were all born within the same 48-hour period (though years apart).

Henceforth I propose we celebrate May as Hammer Horror Heritage month!


I'm in. Christopher Lee is indisputably awesome.
 
2012-05-28 08:48:59 AM  
His Saruman rocked. I first knew of him as Scaramanga. He was so good there, at least Bond's equal.

Very glad to have more scenes with him as Saruman in the Hobbit movies. Really look forward to that!
 
2012-05-28 10:02:21 AM  

mikemoto: This is Christopher Lee's finest cinematic moment, with his performance in Serial being a close second. Link


You mean This. Don't you?
 
2012-05-29 08:17:42 AM  
My wife and I got a whole big box full of his old movies at a garage sale for 20 bucks. The 70s soundtrack ones make me laugh.
 
2012-05-29 08:45:55 AM  
Best vamp ever.... no feelings.. no glitter.. just lust and biting...
 
2012-05-29 02:01:33 PM  
Some of us will be dead in our 80s, and he's still working.

Great actor.
 
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