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ever vistited this site in person?

I'm just very curious.

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Yes he has . Quite a few times .



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ACTUALLY Yes he has but since he's a VERY BUSY MAN he does so VERY RARELY!!!



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Have any of you got the chance to speak to him?

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There have been video conferences a few times over the years, in which Mr. Lee graciously gave his time to chat with members. I recall having had software problems the one time I was able to attend...naturally.

I did have the honor of speaking to Mr. Lee by telephone on a radio chat show many, many, MANY years ago, though. That was an experience I count among the most memorable of my life. It was in 1978.



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The Count wrote:
Have any of you got the chance to speak to him?

TC

I once did, and I completely and utterly messed it up.

I'm very grateful to Christina who mentioned that it happens to a lot of people, and then proceeded to politely kick me out. Thank you again, if you ever read this - thanks for both, your kind words and keeping me from doing more damage.

It's not a good idea trying to speak to Mr. Lee with about 2 hours of sleep the nights before, due to work. At first I thought I'd manage, but then he said something nice to me and that was it - all my knowledge of the English language (any language, for that matter) went right out the window, and instead of just saying "Thank you", shutting up and leaving, I messed it up.

So if I ever see him again, I hope he doesn't remember.



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I've never met Mr. Lee, but if I did...while I wouldn't do my Saruman or Lord Summerisle impressions in front of him....I'd certainly hope that I wouldn't freeze up either. Mr. Lee is a person, just like anyone else. I would think that he would want to be treated as such--with respect, but not put on a pedistal and worshipped like some god.

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You bring up a good point, Tessie. It has been my experience that treating another human being as such, even if we greatly admire them, is better received than acting like a wild mob.

It would be an honor to speak with Mr. Lee on any level whether through written communication or actually meeting him. For those who have, I envy for it is a great fortune on any level - even if you botched it up.

Of course it is also an honor just to be able to enjoy the films, and to read interviews. Thank you Mr. Lee and webmasters for allowing us these privileges.

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There's no doubt about it . No matter how hard you steel yourself , no matter how many times you say " He's just a guy like me " and no matter how " cool " you try to be , it all goes out the window when you meet your idol .

I'm extremely lucky to have met Mr. Lee on quite a few occassions and like to think I made a good impression ( sorry , I don't do impressions I'm a police officer )
Bad jokes aside , if it's someone whom you've admired and grown up with , so to speak , then you're not going to be the calm individual you normally are .... even if you think you will .
The bottom line is , as long as you're polite and don't fall over you'll be fine .
When I told him that it was an honour to meet him he looked slightly embaressed and replied that it was no honour . I'm afraid I had to correct the great man .
OF COURSE it was an honour ............. it's CHRISTOPHER LEE .Cool



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I would love to meet Mr. Lee as he seems like a very intelligent man, though I may go on about the Illiad and other classical things a bit too long though.

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If I were to meet Mr. Lee, I would probably have a conversation about music, favorite composers, etc. Of course,I'd ask him if he liked "country music". I would also ask him that if he had the chance to learn to play a musical instrument----which one would he choose to learn. And DON'T say that it CAN'T be done. In the comm. concert band I play in, we have a gentleman who is Mr.Lee's age,who plays the TUBA!!!!! Smile



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Wow! that would be a quite experience to meet Mr. Lee, if I have that privilege I wouldn't know what to say!, with all due respect I've always been in love with him! I don't know how to explain, I turned 34 on January but since I was 5 years old he was the first man that impressed me; I've always find him extremely interesting, intelligent, a complete gentleman! I would love to meet him, and I am very excited to read that sometimes he can read the posts here!

Thank you very much!
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Matt G wrote:
There's no doubt about it . No matter how hard you steel yourself , no matter how many times you say " He's just a guy like me " and no matter how " cool " you try to be , it all goes out the window when you meet your idol .
I'm extremely lucky to have met Mr. Lee on quite a few occassions and like to think I made a good impression ( sorry , I don't do impressions I'm a police officer )
Bad jokes aside , if it's someone whom you've admired and grown up with , so to speak , then you're not going to be the calm individual you normally are .... even if you think you will .
The bottom line is , as long as you're polite and don't fall over you'll be fine .

I didn't even try to be cool or anything, I just tried to be, well, my usual self - and failed.
I'm quite angry at myself because I should have known better. Usually, people will say that the best way to talk to actors is to just talk to them like to other (non-famous, i.e. "normal" Wink) people, and usually that is indeed what works best, in my experience. (By pure chance, I had a chance to chat with John Rhys-Davies two years ago, and that recipe worked well. I have a lot of respect and admiration for Mr Rhys-Davies both as an actor and now also as 'himself', but I found I could talk to him as I would talk to my professor or to a friend of my parents. He did most of the talking, anyway, and I was happy to listen.)

I say "usually", because it did not work at all with Mr Lee. He just isn't "normal people". I didn't know at all whether I'd get a word out or not - it was at a signing, and I knew that whatever I wanted to say, I'd have to say it quickly. So, I decided to say what I most wanted to say - I thanked him for the Amsterdam Concert last year, where he sang and narrated Lord of the Rings related material. I would have left it at that, but he seemed surprised and asked me whether I had been there. I said yes and how much I had liked it.
And from that moment on, things started to go wrong... I didn't really want to start a conversation, because of the other people waiting behind me. But it seemed impolite to just say "Yes, I was there" to his question and walk away. So I frantically tried to think of something appropriate to say and came up with the most idiotic thing ever - I mentioned a gift that I had brought to Amsterdam as a thank-you for the concert. There wasn't a chance to give it to Mr Lee then, but I asked one of the people there to please hand it on, and that man was so kind and took it. So I never knew for sure whether Mr Lee had got it at all, and even if he had, I didn't think he'd keep it. It was just meant as a way of saying "thank you" in the only way I was able to do so.
Well... when I mentioned it (the signing was some time after the concert), he said he'd kept it.

...!! If I hadn't known what to say before, I was totally at a loss what to say to THAT. Of course I started stammering nonsense and was reminded by the staff that there were other people in line. So I had done what I wanted to avoid in the first place - over my trying not to say the wrong thing, I had completely forgotten that I was supposed to get away quickly. Argh!

So I'm afraid I have been impolite (without meaning to be, of course!), and I'm afraid I've made a rather bad impression which is not my usual self - after all, who is his usual self shortly before the deadline of a diploma thesis?
In retrospect, I think I acted more like an egoistic teen-age groupie who thinks she deserves a dinner with her favorite star just because she has thrown a teddy bear at him.
The truth is as I said - I had only prepared that gift as a thank-you for all the performances that Mr Lee has given, both as an actor and as a singer/narrator, which otherwise I thought I would never have a chance to say. I know that giving "presents" to movie stars is mostly just useless and in cases even annoying, but I thought of it more as a thank-you note and hoped it would be understood as such. Of course I'm more than happy that he actually liked it, but at the same time I could hit myself for making it look as if I'd only done it to make myself look important. Again, *argh*!

I don't know what Mr Lee thought, because I absolutely couldn't read his expression. Christina is probably right, and this kind of thing happens to him all the time.

So I'm left with a mixed memory: I will always remember that moment as one of the most embarrassingly stupid things I have done in life (now, couldn't I have picked anyone else to make a fool of myself in front of??!), but I also agree with Matt_G: it is an honor to meet Christopher Lee, even if I somehow feel I didn't deserve it. Maybe I'll get another chance, who knows. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. London is just a flight away.



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I would also love to meet with Mr. Lee. I would be honored to meet with a great actor and to show my respect. I am kind of odd but I like the older actors instead of these newer actors. Why, because these people knew how to show respect.

Mr. Lee is my all time favorite, if I ever met him. In college I wrote a very descriptive essay about Mr. Lee. I've been wondering, would anybody like to read it if I place it one this website as well as some pictures of him? Please let me know thanks. Before I start writing.

Thanks,
Amber

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Amber Klinge;33975 wrote:
I would also love to meet with Mr. Lee. I would be honored to meet with a great actor and to show my respect. I am kind of odd but I like the older actors instead of these newer actors. Why, because these people knew how to show respect.

Mr. Lee is my all time favorite, if I ever met him. In college I wrote a very descriptive essay about Mr. Lee. I've been wondering, would anybody like to read it if I place it one this website as well as some pictures of him? Please let me know thanks. Before I start writing.

Thanks,
Amber

One vote against.

Either way, if I'd meet Mr. Lee, I'd just say hello, smile and leave before I do something incredibly stupid *rolls her eyes* I've never been a succes around cuties.



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If I saw him? How would I act? I don't know for sure, only happening for me to know... Maybe my legs they paralyzed and I could not move... I would cry of emotion... I would usually speak... I don't know!!!

They are 34 years approximately of admiration. They are 34 years where only the films of Mr. Lee I concern. They are 34 years of an immense dedication in finding everything on HIM.
And, for these 34 years a DREAM continued being cultivated.
They were only 34 years, because before that I didn't have television and, as child, any access the any film of him before that.

Do excuse me if I become repetitive and individualist at this time, but the one what can make? He is my only IDOL!

He is a man that doesn't get tired of being enchanted and surprising all. It is a life example and of force. It is an inspiration as says Cindy and other members... As they already said previously: He is simply CHRISTOPHER LEE.

Right now the television is announcing " THE Mister of the Rings - the Society of the Ring! " that it will pass today in SBT. Do you get to guess which the first actor name that is mentioned in the trailer is?

But the dream didn't end!

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Isabel Alves;33979 wrote:
If I saw him? How would I act? I don't know for sure, only happening for me to know... Maybe my legs they paralyzed and I could not move... I would cry of emotion... I would usually speak... I don't know!!!

They are 34 years approximately of admiration. They are 34 years where only the films of Mr. Lee I concern. They are 34 years of an immense dedication in finding everything on HIM.
And, for these 34 years a DREAM continued being cultivated.
They were only 34 years, because before that I didn't have television and, as child, any access the any film of him before that.

Do excuse me if I become repetitive and individualist at this time, but the one what can make? He is my only IDOL!

He is a man that doesn't get tired of being enchanted and surprising all. It is a life example and of force. It is an inspiration as says Cindy and other members... As they already said previously: He is simply CHRISTOPHER LEE.

Right now the television is announcing " THE Mister of the Rings - the Society of the Ring! " that it will pass today in SBT. Do you get to guess which the first actor name that is mentioned in the trailer is?

But the dream didn't end!

Do you know what I love so much about Christopher?
He's 'old' in numbers but hesn't a whiny boring old coot.
He's really active and knows what's going on in the world and participates without unnecessary complaining about 'the youth these days'.



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You said it. Mr. Lee is just a wonderful kind of a guy. He ain't boring and he is totally cool. Should I start write down this essay down, I want to know if it is alright?

Thanks,
Amber



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Marije Kraa;33985 wrote:
Do you know what I love so much about Christopher?
He's 'old' in numbers but hesn't a whiny boring old coot.
He's really active and knows what's going on in the world and participates without unnecessary complaining about 'the youth these days'.

I know, Marije......

When I feel tired and discouraged... I remember Mr. Lee that possesses a lot of force, a lot of life, a lot of "accumulated youth"

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I know the same way. He maybe up there but he keeps you on the edge of your seat while you watch his films. I saw The Lord of The Rings ( the first one) last night. It showed him fighting against Gandolf whoever the guy protayed him. I almost fell out of my seat while he and Mr. Lee were at it. Plus watching the second one as well. I freaked out as these dudes came out of the groud in front of Mr. Lee. I turned it off, maybe when I have the encourage again, I finish it.

I also have seen him as Count Dooku. Why couldn't Dooku killed the Sith Lord and trained Anakin? Anakin could have been the most feared Sith in the whole galaxy. Mr. Lee could have had his chance to do it right?

Thanks,
Amber



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Hello everyone,

I found something to honor Mr. Lee. Its a music video called Christopher Lee Tribute. I hope that you will enjoy this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Sk_eadaTM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPFNFS8fobY

I like these two because they honor Mr. Lee. THANK YOU MR. LEE WITH ALL THE WORK YOU HAVE DONE!!!

Best regards,
Amber



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To laugh does well!

And them... They are GREAT ACTORS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ7LPZN79ws&NR

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Oh, oh!!!! This was posted at wrong place. Excuse - me, but it is worthwhile to see that.

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Isabel Alves;34164 wrote:
Oh, oh!!!! This was posted at wrong place. Excuse - me, but it is worthwhile to see that.

It's alright, I liked it. No hurt feelers'.

Thanks,
Amber

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