He is a god and everybody should love him.
"Wow! Give Christopher Lee and oscar already!"
Dude2: "Who the hell is that?"
Dude1: "You know, the guy that played Count Dooku and Saruman. He's been acting like forever."
Dude2: "Yeah, he's pretty cool I guess. He's just an actor and an old dude."
Dude1: "Bullshit. He hunted fuckin' Nazis after World War II as part of some secret British operation. He's a war veteran and a bonafide bad ass."
Dude2: "Damn! He truly *is* the shit. I bet he still kicks the shit out of people that deserve it. He's like a white 'Shaft'!"
Dude1: "You're damn right. He's one bad motherfucker."
He was knighted for services to drama and charity in 2009, and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011. Lee considers his most important role to be that of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998), and his best role to be Lord Summerisle in the British cult classic The Wicker Man (1973), which he also considers his best film.
Always noted as an actor for his deep, strong voice, he has, more recently, also taken to using his singing ability, recording various opera and musical pieces between 1986 and 1998 and the symphonic metal album Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross in 2010 after having worked with several metal bands since 2005. The heavy metal follow-up titled Charlemagne: The Omens of Death was released on 27 May 2013. He was honoured with the "Spirit of Metal" award in the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden God awards ceremony.
The Lord of the Rings marked the beginning of a major career revival that continued in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), in which he played the villainous Count Dooku. His autobiography states that he did much of the swordplay himself, though a double was required for the more vigorous footwork.