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Top Quotes By Christopher Lee On Second Death Anniversary.

Wednesday, June 7, marks the second death anniversary of British actor Christopher Lee.

Lee, who died at 93, had more than 275 movies to his credit. He was mostly known for villainous roles in "Dracula," the James Bond films "Dr. No" and "The Man with the Golden Gun" and the "Lord of the Rings." He also appeared as Count Dooku, the frightening Sith Lord in "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" and "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith."

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"I haven't spent my entire career playing the guy in the bad hat, although I have to say that the bad guy is frequently much more interesting than the good guy," Lee told ( CNN in 2009 about playing villainous roles.

Apart from acting, Lee was also known for peculiar interests - he had a few ( heavy metal albums to his name and also ( boasted a library with collection of over 12,000 occult books.

In 2009, Prince Charles knighted Lee at Buckingham Palace for his achievements in theater and film.

Following are some of famous quotes by Lee, gathered from ( AZ Quotes , ( Brainy Quote and ( Thought Catalog.

"The thing I have always tried to do is surprise people: to present them with something they didn't expect."

"What's really important for me is, as an old man, I'm known by my own generation and the next generation know me, too."

"To be a legend, you've either got to be dead or excessively old!"

"We don't always get the kind of work we want, but we always have a choice of whether to do it with good grace or not."

"I was once asked what I thought was the most disquieting thing you could see on the screen and I said, 'an open door.'"

"I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers."

"Films are now made by accountants. They pick a pretty young female or male face out of the air and give them a part - not because they think that person is right for it or is ready for it, but because they think that person will make them money."

"There are many vampires in the world today - you only have to think of the film business."

"Comedy is the most difficult thing to do. Easily the most difficult."

"People should not pass judgment until they have seen the film."

"The secret to a long marriage in the film industry? Marry someone wonderful, as I did. And always have her come along on location."

"Every actor has to make terrible films from time to time, but the trick is never to be terrible in them."

"There is a dark side in all of us. And for us 'bad' people, the bad side dominates. I think there is a great sadness in villains, and I have tried to put that across. We cannot stop ourselves doing what we are doing."
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Date:Jun 7, 2017
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