Today, May 27, 2016, the famous British actor and veteran of the Second World War, Sir Christopher Lee would be 94 years. Christopher Lee played the role of leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems Count Dooku in the movies "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith." Altogether he participated in 361 films, which mainly known for his roles of villains. Once he said: "Anthony Hopkins used to say, "I don't play villains, I play people," and it's a quote I use all the time."
Also, the actor was famous for singing abilities: he recorded various operas and metal music works. His first complete metal album was Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross, which was critically acclaimed and awarded with the "Spirit of Metal" award from the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden Gods ceremony.
In 1997, Christopher Lee was appointed a Commander of the Venerable Order of Saint John. On 16 June 2001, as part of that year's Queen's Birthday Honours, Lee was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire "for services to Drama". He was made a Knight Bachelor "For services to Drama and to Charity" on 13 June as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2009.
Worldwide, the films in which Lee appeared grossed more than $6.8 billion over the course of his lifetime, according to film business data website The Numbers.
Though known for his roles playing terrifying characters, Lee frequently insisted that those roles did not define his career or his personality.
"If you're playing a heroic character, it's very hard not to make him a total bore. But, with a villainous character, there are many, many levels in which you can present him. He can be amusing. He can be lonely. He can be mad, childish, naive, futuristic. You can't play heroes like that. It's impossible. You just can't imbue them with all those characteristics. But, when you toy with the dark side of the soul, imagination comes into the forefront. You can enjoy it more and, hence, communicate that joy to the audience."
Acting in Star Wars Lee, an accomplished swordfighter himself, did much of the sword fights in the films. About his chraracter he said: "Dooku is a Jedi. And not very many Jedi have turned their back on the Order. He is the latest one to do so. But he is human and speaks and behaves as one in that galaxy far far away. He has supernatural powers. Dooku makes his appearance for the first time in five films. That’s very important to me as an actor. All of a sudden he is there. Who is this man, where does he come from? He’s very much a man of mystery. What will happen in the next one, I have no idea. To be that character is an actor’s dream in many ways.”
At last one more quoute by sir Christopher Lee: "What's really important for me is, as an old man, I'm known by my own generation and the next generation know me, too." Sure, generations will know this great man.