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    24 Reasons Sir Christopher Lee Is More Amazing Than You

    Jedi, horror icon, king, knight, wizard, detective, veteran, musician, Hollywood star. You can't even begin to get on his level.

    1. He's Frankenstein's Monster in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957).

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    And thus, began his long collaboration with United Kingdom's Hammer Horror films.

    2. He's Dracula.

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    In multiple Hammer Horror films.

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    One of the best Draculas, might I add.

    3. He's the Mummy.

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    From the 1959 Hammer Horror film.

    4. He was close friends with fellow actor Peter Cushing before Cushing's death in 1994.


    "I don't want to sound gloomy, but, at some point of your lives, every one of you will notice that you have in your life one person, one friend whom you love and care for very much. That person is so close to you that you are able to share some things only with him...And then when that person is gone, there will be nothing like that in your life ever again."

    5. He was also close friends with the late Vincent Price.



    6. He's Sherlock Holmes.


    He's also played Mycroft Holmes and Sir Henry Baskerville.

    7. He's Fu Manchu.


    Portraying the villain in numerous films.

    8. He's Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man (1973).

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    9. He's a James Bond villain.

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    Lee played Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).

    10. He's hosted Saturday Night Live.

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    He acted in three skits during the episode.

    11. He's Saruman from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

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    12. He's Count Dooku from Star Wars.

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    He appeared in both Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005).

    13. He's worked on multiple projects with Tim Burton.

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    These include Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Alice in Wonderland.

    14. He's BFFs with Johnny Depp.

    15. He speaks several languages.


    Including English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German. DAMN.

    16. He's been knighted.


    He was recognized for his contributions to drama and charity.

    17. He's a World Record holder.


    He's won Guinness World Records, including the "Tallest Leading Actor." Lee's height is 6'4"-6'5".

    18. Furthermore, he's been in more films than any other living actor.


    He's held this title since September 2012.

    19. He's a WWII veteran.


    He was part of the Royal Air Force, British Intelligence, and Special Forces (SAS).

    An experienced WWII veteran.


    20. He's on the cover of Wings and Paul McCartney's "Band on the Run" album.


    He's the middle guy in the back, with his hand on the wall.

    21. He's a classically trained singer.


    This is his solo cover album.

    22. He's released heavy metal albums.


    Yes, albumS. Like, plural.


    He released this album to celebrate his 92nd birthday.

    23. These exist, too.

    24. He's in his 90s and STILL acting.

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    So, what have you done with your life lately?

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