With the recent passing of Christopher Lee, I have read a ton of awesome articles celebrating the man’s legacy. I can’t even begin to summarize his life as well as so many have already, so instead I offer to you a quick list of five things you may or may not of known about the Hammer Films legend.
5. In 2009, Christopher Lee was knighted by the Prince of Wales at the age of 87, thus becoming Sir Christopher Lee.
4. He starred in the 1994 film Police Academy: Mission to Moscow, which also starred Ron Perlman. The film had a budget of $10 million, and only made about $126,000 in box office returns.
3. He actually served in World War 2.
2. His 2013 song “Jingle Hell” hit the Billboard Hot track list at number 22, making him the oldest artist to do so, at the age of 91. Oh yeah, and the guy started rocking out in metal bands in his 80s. Meanwhile, my grandfather watches reruns of Matlock. Sir Christopher Lee rocks the hardest!
1. Sadly, he has gone on record stating that his biggest regret in life was turning done a role in a low-budget horror film by an “unknown director” named John Carpenter. Before John landed Donald Pleasance for the role of Dr. Loomis in Halloween, Christopher Lee was offered the gig, but turned it down.
Article by contributor Moan4Stallone.
7 thoughts on “5 Things You Didn’t Know about Christopher Lee”
I already knew all of these things! This list is bullshit!
Seriously though, I’ll add in another 2 marginally interesting facts.
6. He was correcting people on the set of LotRs about how people actually sound while being “stabbed in the back”.
7. He was in The Howling 2 because he had “never done a werewolf movie before”. If you ask me, regardless of how delightfully awful that movie is, he still has not done one yet.
Hey! Who’s list is this? Just kidding yo! I agree 100 percent, he would of gotten closer to a werewolf movie if he had of been in an Underworld film and that is not saying much.
Oh, I knew all of this. Okay, I haven’t looked up much on Jingle Hell but I knew the rest. Hell, dude was related to Ian Fleming.
No way you knew that they made a police academy in Russia with out the Guttenberg! No way! Just kidding!
Those god damn Police Academy movies. I watched the first four hundreds of times as a kid. I was positively convinced they were classics. I marathoned those four with my wife last year. She fell asleep during the second one and I chuckled maybe once. God, what awful, awful attempts at humour those movies were.
I did the same thing after getting a 4pack from target. Got my chick hyped to watch em and then we waited for the stuff to crack us up like it used to, but it never did! Sometimes you just cant go home sadly.
Wow, I was just about to suggest a Christopher Lee article myself. Maybe I still will.