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.
RIP Christopher Lee. He was the King of the Vampires.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 11, 2015
Narrated by Christopher Lee, 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' - Tim Burton's Original Poem https://t.co/CN6Bm5O4LW— Catrin Cooper (@catrincooper) June 11, 2015
Working with the great Sir Christopher Lee was one of the highlights of my movie life. He was a legend and a gentleman, and he'll be missed.— Seth Grahame-Smith (@sethgs) June 11, 2015
My favorite Christopher Lee story: he showed up on the LOTR set speaking Elvish (in which he was fluent), much to Peter Jackson's surprise.— Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing) June 11, 2015
It's terribly when you lose an old friend, and Christopher Lee was one of my oldest. We first met in 1948.— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) June 11, 2015
So sad to hear that the great Christopher Lee is no longer with us. I was lucky enough to work with him on Gremlins 2.He was truly a legend— Rick Baker (@TheRickBaker) June 11, 2015
An extraordinary man and life lead, Sir Christopher Lee. You were an icon, and a towering human being with stories for days. We'll miss you.— Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) June 11, 2015
Muy fan de Christopher Lee y su Quijote. Christopher Lee - "Man of La Mancha" https://t.co/kipHnAn6Qo— Julia (@Julieta451) June 11, 2015
Fave Christopher Lee story: "What sort of spying did you do during the war?" "Well, can you keep a secret?" "Yes" "So can I"— Richard Sandling (@squat_betty) June 11, 2015
My favorite Christopher Lee story: when he did GREMLINS II, he apologized to Joe Dante for being in HOWLING II: YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLF.— Zack Handlen (@zhandlen) June 11, 2015
PHOTOS: Christopher Lee's genre roles
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