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Happy Birthday Christopher Lee!

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Slowpokeking
05.27.2012 , 03:48 PM | #1
Today is Christopher Lee's 90th birthday, I'm not sure Europe time, but it's still May 27 in US.

I love his Dooku and Saruman.

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Matth_Stil
05.27.2012 , 03:59 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
Today is Christopher Lee's 90th birthday, I'm not sure Europe time, but it's still May 27 in US.

I love his Dooku and Saruman.
Don't forget his Lord Summerisle and, of course, Dracula!...

oh yeah, and this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjQjdMr7-pI
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Aurbere
05.27.2012 , 04:07 PM | #3
Sir Christopher Lee is one of those actors that no one will forget. He is a great actor and a great man. Live on Dooku, live on.
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Captain_Zone
05.27.2012 , 04:40 PM | #4
One of the few that remained untarnished as an Actor by George's writing and direction. A testament to his class, intelligence, and acting ability. Not to mention The Voice! The Evil Cool of Dracula, Dooku, and Saruman. And of course, Francisco Scaramanga.
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Matth_Stil
05.27.2012 , 04:45 PM | #5
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One of the few that remained untarnished as an Actor by George's writing and direction. A testament to his class, intelligence, and acting ability. Not to mention The Voice! The Evil Cool of Dracula, Dooku, and Saruman. And of course, Francisco Scaramanga.
George also wrote & directed the Oscar-nominated original Star Wars - but we digress; Sir Christopher's a legend!
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Tuscad
05.27.2012 , 04:55 PM | #6
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Sir Christopher Lee is one of those actors that no one will forget. He is a great actor and a great man. Live on Dooku, live on.
^ I agree 100% it would be a great loss if he was forgotten. Happy Birthday, Sir Christopher Lee!
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Captain_Zone
05.27.2012 , 04:56 PM | #7
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George also wrote & directed the Oscar-nominated original Star Wars - but we digress; Sir Christopher's a legend!
Which was one of his rare flashes of brilliance. The poor guy never could write dialogue, even by his own admission.
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Matth_Stil
05.27.2012 , 05:00 PM | #8
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Which was one of his rare flashes of brilliance. The poor guy never could write dialogue, even by his own admission.
Who the frig really watches Star Wars for the dialogue, anyway?
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Captain_Zone
05.27.2012 , 05:06 PM | #9
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Who the frig really watches Star Wars for the dialogue, anyway?
It would have helped quite a bit in the Prequels. I'm NOT saying it's completely necessary, but he did have script doctors work on the dialogue for ESB and RoTJ and those were much better movies than A New Hope. ANH was nominated for Oscars since it was fresh and nobody had ever made a movie like it before. It paved the way for a new generation of Special Effects in sci-fi. And the fact that Sir Alec Guinness was nominated for Best Supporting Actor was, imo, more of a testament to his acting ability than George's direction. Same with Sir Christopher Lee. Only by the time the Prequels came out, the novelty of Star Wars in Hollywood had worn off.
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Matth_Stil
05.27.2012 , 05:13 PM | #10
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...but he did have script doctors work on the dialogue for ESB and RoTJ and those were much better movies than A New Hope...
One Jonathan Hales worked on the AotC script. Lucas isn't the control freak many make him out to be (and since he financed the prequels himself, why shouldn't he have cracked the proverbial whip?).

Happy 90th, Sir Christopher.
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