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Christopher Lee passes away at age 93.


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For people my age and younger, Christopher Lee is probably best known as Saruman and Star Wars villain Count Dooku. However, his acting career goes back nearly 70 years, when he took up acting while deciding what to do with himself after his military duties ended. Other notable on-screen roles include James Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga-- "The Man With The Golden Gun" --and became well known appearing in Hammer Pictures horror movies in roles like Dracula, Frankenstein, "the Mummy", Rasputin, and Lucifer. After moving on from horror films he continued to find plenty of work, as his list of credits contains no gaps at all-- when his last movie is released sometime in 2016, he will have appeared on screen in a new release every year from 1946 to 2016 inclusive. Christpher Lee was 6'5 and his height and deep powerful voice brought a real sense of authority to his role as Saruman, and I am sure to many other roles during his career.

When World War 2 broke out, Lee joined an English volunteer group that went to Finland to fight in the Winter War. Later, he trained with the RAF to become a pilot. Unable to serve as a pilot due to an optic nerve ailment, he instead served as an intelligence officer, and later with the British SAS. He spoke several languages fluently, and was knighted in 2009.

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1. 1,500 people are killed every day by conflict and armed violence

Deaths resulting from war, armed homicides, extra-judicial executions and excessive use of force by state security forces amount to over 500,000 per year or 1,500 per day.

http://www.amnesty.org.au/armstrade/comments/28098/

Wow! Did he do that? He was taller than I thought...

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For people my age and younger, Christopher Lee is probably best known as Saruman and Star Wars villain Count Dooku. However, his acting career goes back nearly 70 years, when he took up acting while deciding what to do with himself after his military duties ended. Other notable on-screen roles include James Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga-- "The Man With The Golden Gun" --and became well known appearing in Hammer Pictures horror movies in roles like Dracula, Frankenstein, "the Mummy", Rasputin, and Lucifer. After moving on from horror films he continued to find plenty of work, as his list of credits contains no gaps at all-- when his last movie is released sometime in 2016, he will have appeared on screen in a new release every year from 1946 to 2016 inclusive. Christpher Lee was 6'5 and his height and deep powerful voice brought a real sense of authority to his role as Saruman, and I am sure to many other roles during his career.

When World War 2 broke out, Lee joined an English volunteer group that went to Finland to fight in the Winter War. Later, he trained with the RAF to become a pilot. Unable to serve as a pilot due to an optic nerve ailment, he instead served as an intelligence officer, and later with the British SAS. He spoke several languages fluently, and was knighted in 2009.

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They don't make 'em like that anymore.

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