Once you consider actor Christopher Lee, you sometimes assume “Oh, that is Dracula!,” Or “Oh wait, isn’t that the man who performed Depend Dooku in Star Wars,” or Saruman in The Lord of the Rings, however what lots of people aren’t accustomed to is the issues he managed to perform within the stunt world as an actor.
Do you know in his complete profession Lee has labored on over 200 movie initiatives? Seven of these had been spent taking part in the blood-sucking vampire generally known as Depend Dracula (how becoming, two roles with Depend in his identify). Over the course of his profession, when it got here to stunts in motion sequences, he principally labored with swords.
Throughout a previous interview with TheForce.Web, Lee bragged about his Guinness World Document for having the very best variety of sword fights in motion pictures, and fortunately stated that he has “the scars to show it.”
Even at 80-years-old, whereas engaged on Star Wars: Assault Of The Clones, he jumped in to carry out a lot of his personal stunts through the lightsaber combat sequences! That’s spectacular for somebody of his age!
/Movie identified an interview that Lee gave again in 2015, earlier than his passing on the age of 93, Lee talked about being pleased with the fruits of his labor after seeing the ultimate reduce of the movie, saying:
“Once I noticed ‘AOTC’ I stated to Rick McCallum ‘I did not see the double wherever,’ and Rick confirmed that it is me in all of the scenes. Generally you want a double, clearly. At my age, I can’t run very quick, so I wanted a double for that individual lengthy shot. In relation to shut pictures, it must be the actor. And nearly all of the fights had been shut pictures. And never straightforward, to place it mildly.”
The factor I’ve discovered so attention-grabbing is these days everyone seems to be speaking about how actors like Tom Cruise are altering the way in which motion sequences are filmed and simply how excessive the stunts have gotten however but nobody talks about actors like Lee who’re liable for paving the way in which for lots of those new actors to come back and proceed to enhance the stunt world in motion pictures and TV reveals. I imply, Lee holds the document for the “most display swordfights, having dueled in 17 movies with foils, swords, lightsabres and billiard cues!” Makes you surprise what Tom Cruise will likely be doing for stunts when he’s 80!
Lee is a legendary actor and can by no means be forgotten for his superb feats within the film business.
Written By Travis Conant