Christopher Lee

Biography: Christopher Lee has defined the macabre for generations of horror film enthusiasts. His long film career began in 1947. In 1957, Lee appeared in his first Hammer Film Production, The Curse of Frankenstein, opposite Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: A New Hope). With the success of Frankenstein, Lee would go on to star in numerous Hammer films throughout the 60s and early 70s, often co-starring with Cushing.

Lee's most legendary role is that of Dracula, which he first portrayed in 1958's The Horror of Dracula. A spectacular hit, this film propelled Lee's career to stardom. In the 1970s, Lee expanded beyond horror films to such work as The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, and The Man With the Golden Gun. In 1972 he founded Charlemagne Productions Limited. Lee's autobiography, Tall, Dark and Gruesome, was published in 1977 and updated in 1997. His chiseled, handsome features and deep voice give his characters a captivating intelligence and class -
Christopher Lee has defined the macabre for generations of horror film enthusiasts. His long film career began in 1947. In 1957, Lee appeared in his first Hammer Film Production, The Curse of Frankenstein, opposite Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: A New Hope). With the success of Frankenstein, Lee would go on to star in numerous Hammer films throughout the 60s and early 70s, often co-starring with Cushing.

Lee's most legendary role is that of Dracula, which he first portrayed in 1958's The Horror of Dracula. A spectacular hit, this film propelled Lee's career to stardom.

In the 1970s, Lee expanded beyond horror films to such work as The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, and The Man With the Golden Gun. In 1972 he founded Charlemagne Productions Limited. Lee's autobiography, Tall, Dark and Gruesome, was published in 1977 and updated in 1997.

His chiseled, handsome features and deep voice give his characters a captivating intelligence and class - whether as a ruthless villain like Dracula or as a noble hero like Sherlock Holmes.

Lee's lengthy filmography includes: The Face of Fu Manchu, Rasputin: The Mad Monk, Dracula: Prince of Darkness; Theatre of Death, The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, The Man With the Golden Gun; 1941 and most recently The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His 250 film and television credits have earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats for the international star with the most credits. He has also performed in a multitude of classical theatre productions from Shakespeare to Coward.
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Christopher Lee's Scores

Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 92 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lowest Metascore: 28 Season of the Witch
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
18 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
59 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Dec 17, 2014 Saruman / Saruman 7.1
66 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Dec 13, 2013 Saruman 7.8
30 Night Train to Lisbon Dec 6, 2013 Father Bartolomeu 7.2
58 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dec 14, 2012 Saruman 8.1
74 Frankenweenie Oct 5, 2012 Movie Dracula 7.3
55 Dark Shadows May 11, 2012 Clarney 5.7
83 Hugo Nov 23, 2011 Monsieur Labisse 7.5
46 Burke and Hare Sep 9, 2011 Old Joseph 6.7
28 Season of the Witch Jan 7, 2011 Cardinal D'Ambroise 5.0
tbd Boogie Woogie Apr 23, 2010 Alfred Rhinegold 5.8
35 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Aug 15, 2008 Count Dooku 5.3
51 The Golden Compass Dec 7, 2007 First High Councilor 6.1
83 Corpse Bride Sep 16, 2005 Pastor Galswells 7.6
72 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jul 15, 2005 Dr. Wonka 6.5
68 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 Count Dooku 7.2
88 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 Saruman The White 9.1
53 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus 6.1
92 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 Saruman 9.0
65 Sleepy Hollow Nov 19, 1999 Burgomaster 8.2