Interviewed in "Memories of Hammer" by Gary Svehla and Susan Svehla.
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Chris Lee | Cristopher Lee | Sir Christopher Lee
6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Most people find my villains memorable because I try to make them as unconventional as possible. They are not overt monsters. It's easy to play a "heavy" straight down the middle, 100%, but it's boring. I don't think I've ever played a villain who didn't have some unusual, humanizing trait. When I look back at my men with the black hats, they've always had something else going for them, whether ...
Early in his career, Lee dubbed foreign films into English and other languages including Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
(1953). Sometimes he dubbed all the voices including women's parts. Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
, recalled that Lee could do any kind of accent: "foreign, domestic, North, South, Middle, young, old, everything. He's a great character actor".
Deeply melodic basso voice