10 Reasons Christopher Lee Is Truly Amazing

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9. He Met J.R.R. Tolkien

Lee is famous for playing the wizard Saruman in The Lord of the Rings, but few realize just how well fitted he was for the role. Christopher Lee is the only Lord of the Rings cast member who met Tolkien in person, and he’s perhaps the only person still in the entertainment business today to have met the author in his prime. Lee was quite young when he and a group met the author in a pub. He was also a little shocked to be in the presence of his hero, so he only said “How do you do?”

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