That time Christopher Lee taught Peter Jackson the sound a stabbed man makes


Actor Christopher Lee has died, but his memory will live on in the absolute crazy stories, poems and songs the world is currently sharing online. For instance, the time Lee gave director Peter Jackson an on-set tutorial in what it sounds like when you stab another human in the back.

While rounding up the celebrity and fan reactions via Twitter, Hero Complex saw this behind-the-scenes video of Christopher Lee on the set of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" revealing to Jackson the actual sound a human makes when you lodge a knife in the person's unsuspecting back. Ah, classic Lee.

According to the video, Jackson was blocking a scene in which Wormtongue (Brad Dourif) stabs Saruman (Lee) in the back. Jackson goes into a long explanation about how he wants Lee to react and Lee says, "Have you any idea what kind of noise happens when somebody’s stabbed in the back? Because I do.” Lee was a veteran of World War II. The whole rundown is embedded below along with a collection of Lee memories from his colleagues, fans and plenty of delightful Lee voice work. This man was King.


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