Christopher Lee's best 5 roles: He made Dracula immortal

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 11, 2015 19:48 IST

Sir Christopher Lee's death marks the end of an era. He made Dracula immortal in the real sense of the word. From Saruman in Lord of the Rings to Count Dooku in Star Wars Episode II, he acted in more films than anyone from his generation.

Here's our attempt at pulling up his five most remembered roles and trust us, it has been difficult to pick just five.

Count Dracula, Dracula

He acted as Bram Stoker's most terrifying offering to the world, Count Dracula, in as many as nine different films. At one point, his name became synonymous with the vampire aristocrat.

Monsieur Labisse, Hugo

His role may have been really small but that didn't stop him from leaving an impact on the audience. His portayal of a stern librarian who is filled with nothing but softness and kindness on the inside is reason enough to love him in the role.

Saruman The White, Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit

This was the role that made him a very familiar name with the younger generation. The slender, old wizard clad in all whites who was consumed with greed and a hunger for power.

Count Dooku, Star Wars Episode II

Playing another morally corrupt character, he appeared in George Lucas's Star Wars saga as a Jedi Master. The movies may have been widely hated after the original trilogy but Lee's performance was not snubbed.

Francisco Scaramanga, The Man with the Golden Gun

With a name like that, no villain can ever go wrong. Added to Lee's long list of baddie-roles was a performance as a Bond villain.
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