Sir Christopher Lee was one of the most badass Brits (and just people, generally) to ever live. Seriously, even the ludicrous Steven Seagal probably couldn't keep up with Lee's intensity. In his long life (all 93 years), he accomplished more than most of us can even dream of doing. He has more screen credits to his name than any actor ever. He was born into an impressive family of noble background, and was part of some top secret missions during WWII. Yep, he's more 007 than Sean Connery will ever be. His wartime involvement resulted in some pretty crazy stories. Like, Teddy Roosevelt level of crazy. Yet despite his numerous talents, Lee dedicated his life to acting.
He’s mostly known for playing some seriously hardcore roles, like Dracula and Saruman from The Lord of the Rings. His resounding voice could make you tremble, which is probably why he played villains so often. He also lent that voice to his music career (which lasted for way longer than you'd think).
He lived through and participated in some of the most poignant events of the past century. You can bet that this international man of badassery has some pretty crazy stories.
He Holds Three Guinness World RecordsPhoto: Danacea / Wikimedia Commons
Christopher Lee Had An Impressive (And Top Secret) Military CareerPhoto: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
He's Related To Charlemagne And Robert E. Lee
He Saw France's Last Public ExecutionPhoto: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
He Knows What Stabbing Sounds Like
Christopher Lee Could Have Been An Opera Singer If He Wanted