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In Memoriam: Christopher Lee (1922-2015)

Ellie Wells ’18 / Emertainment Monthly Assistant Movies Editor

Christopher Lee. Photo Credit: TVTropes
Christopher Lee. Photo Credit: TVTropes

Sir Christopher Lee, known for his roles across many popular franchises, including The Lord of the Rings and the Star Wars prequels, passed away yesterday at the age of 93. With a career that spanned over seventy years and over two hundred film credits to his name, he left behind many  unforgettable performances.

He first came onto the public radar in 1958 with his portrayal of Count Dracula in Hammer Studio’s 1958 Reboot, The Horror of Dracula. In the years to come he would cement himself as an actor in villainous roles, his imposing presence and deep voice making him a natural.  Still, he is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Sauruman the White in Peter Jackson’s acclaimed Lord of the Rings franchise.

We lost a giant, and while he will be missed, he left an enormous legacy behind.

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