In memory of the two-year anniversary of his death, we look at 10 of the strangest movies on Christopher Lee’s resume
Two years ago this month, we lost one of the greatest presences cinema — not just horror cinema — has ever seen: Sir Christopher Lee. The British actor, singer and writer was 93 when he passed, leaving behind a rich resume of work and dozens upon dozens of iconic motion pictures. From his work with Hammer Studios playing not only Count Dracula (his signature role) but also Frankenstein’s monster, The Mummy and more to his work in the James Bond romp The Man with the Golden Gun to the folk horror masterpiece The Wicker Man to appearances in the Star Wars prequels and the Lord of the Rings films to his spate of Heavy Metal Christmas records; Christopher Lee could do it all and did do it all.
But at the end of the day, Lee was simply a gigging actor. Sure, his presence almost always elevated whatever film could afford him, but during his travels working around the globe, the actor appeared in some real deal oddball motion pictures. Some were no doubt chosen to sate his own relentless interests in travel and desire to challenge himself and improve his craft. Many were chosen to simply pay the bills. But no matter his motive, a run through his hundreds-deep list of credits reveals a pack of wildly eccentric movies that veer from godawful to sublime.
Here then, we look at 10 of the strangest and thus, most fascinating films Lee appeared in. Long live Christopher Lee!