There’s very little to like in the new Star Wars trilogy of movies. Sure, the expanded universe has been fun, but the movies themselves more or less suck. However there was a handful of bright spots and Count Dooku was one of them. Christopher Lee played the role in epic fashion and gave us a little piece of vintage acting in films that were largely about teen actors, crappy CGI and George Lucas’ bad ideas.

Lee as Dooku felt very Star Wars. So it’s awesome to find out that Christopher Lee has been knighted by the Queen of England. He’s now fully fit to carry a lightsaber. Sure lots of other actors have been knighted, but Anthony Hopkins has NOTHING on Chris Lee.

Not only was Christopher Lee awesome as Dooku in Star Wars, but he rocked the house as the lead villain in Lord of the Rings. Lee was equally entertaining as Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and earned himself plenty of fanboy praise for it.

Plus who could forget Christopher Lee’s work in The Wicker Man? He’s downright creepy in that movie. Lee is a master at weaving classical acting and horror. He even took it to James Bond as Scaramanga in the Man with the Golden Gun. Which brings me to all the more reason this guy deserves to be knighted by the Queen of England…

His portrayal of DRACULA! They don’t come any better than Lee’s Dracula. Not only will the Hammer version of Dracula sleep with your wife and steal her soul… HE WILL EAT YOUR FLIPPIN’ FACE OFF!

I dare you to find a creepier Dracula than Christopher Lee. I know you can’t. Dooku, Dracula, Sarumon, Scaramanga and even that crazy guy from the Wicker Man. Lee is awesome in everything.

So here’s to you Christopher Lee, man of many evils. You deserve your knightship!

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