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.