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Born: Christopher Frank Carandini Lee
May 27, 1922
Sir Christopher Lee had an astounding film career that spanned eight decades in which he appeared hundreds of films. Long known for his work in the Hammer Horror films, and his recurring role as Dracula, more recent fame came in his appearances in the Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films. He is credited in three films from the 1001 list, including Les Vacances de M. Hulot (1953), Horror of Dracula (1958), and The Wicker Man (1973), and a fourth for Hugo (2011) which appears in a more recent edition of the book (Klaus Ming June 2015).