Friday, March 27, 2009

Good Interview With Christopher Lee

One of my favorite actors of all time.

I didn't know that he loves opera singing, and is a skilled baritone singer in his own right. It's too bad he hasn't recorded before, and at his age it's possibly too late now, since his voice won't be at it's best.

He's been in so many great movies; he's the definitive Dracula, and I loved him as Rochefort in the Richard Lester version of The Three Musketeers. Saruman, Count Dooku; so many fine performances.

One of Lee's more obscure performances was his appearance as Death on Saturday Night Live, in which he turned what would presumably be a terrifying avatar into a gentle, sympathetic character.

Down in the comments someone wonders why Lee hasn't received a knighthood. I agree, it's long overdue. I wonder if he's privately refused one?

1 comment:

cbullitt said...

A class act, just like his late pal Peter Cushing. I find it fitting that both did Star Wars villains--though nearly 30 years apart.