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Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (born May 27, 1922, died June 7, 2015) was an English actor and musician. Lee initially portrayed villains and became famous for his role as Count Dracula in a string of Hammer Horror films. Other notable roles include Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man (1973), Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Count Dooku in Star Wars episodes II and III (2002, 2005) and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003). Lee considers his most important role to have been his portrayal of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998). He is well known for his deep, strong voice. Lee has performed roles in 266 films since 1948 making him the Guinness book world record holder for most film acting roles ever. He was knighted in 2009 and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011.
Saturday, May 27, 1922, Belgravia, Westminster, England
Sunday, June 7, 2015
1999 Sleepy HollowBurgomaster 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingSaruman 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersSaruman 2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the ClonesCount Dooku 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingSaruman (Extended Edition) 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryDr. Wonka 2005 Corpse BridePastor Galswells (voice) 2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithCount Dooku 2008 Star Wars: The Clone WarsCount Dooku (voice) 2010 Alice in WonderlandThe Jabberwocky (voice) 2011 Season of the WitchCardinal D'Ambroise 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneySaruman 2012 FrankenweenieMovie Dracula (archive footage) 2012 Dark ShadowsClarney 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesSarumanLimited to the 15 most popular items