Friday, May 27, 2005

Happy Birthday! (5/27/05)

During the height of the Hammer Films Studios horror films when a performer was needed to portray the villain only one actor could be called upon. Whether it was as Fu Man Chu in The Castle of Fu Manchu or as the Mummy in The Mummy and of course as Count Dracula in Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Dracula has Risen from the Grave and Dracula A.D. 1972 he was the personification of evil.
And how appropriate that his birthday falls one day after that of Peter Cushing's, his on screen rival in all those Hammer classics.

A Golden Gun Happy Birthday to Mr. Scaramanga ....

So, to round up our three Star Wars related Birthdays ( Frank Oz/Yoda on Wednesday and Peter Cushing/Grand Moff Tarkin on Thursday), we finish with "Count Dooku", who's 83 today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hurrah that Mr. Lee, at an age when many are gone or, worse, forgotten, is at the peak of his form in two sci-fi/fantasy series that have been seen by something like half a billion people or more. His rep for fearsome portrayals and utter professionalism is secure for another couple of generations.