Every once in awhile you hear about, read about or stumble upon one of those people who makes you kind of feel like “Wow, I’ve accomplished just about nothing in this life.”, Christopher Lee, who passed away today, June 7th, of last year was one of those individuals.
In this incredibly small space we can’t possibly due justice to his accomplishments, but here’s a quick checklist:
Descendant of Charlemagne and Robert E Lee
Volunteered to fight in WW II both for the Beligian and the British.
Intelligence officer for Long Range Desert Patrol.
British Special Forces, and later member of Chruchill’s “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare”.
Post WW II was a Nazi Hunter.
Guinness Book of World Records (2007) for appearing in the most films.
Portrayed Dracula, The Mummy and Frankenstein’s monster.
James Bond Villain.
Heavy metal fan and singer, cut his own album at the age of 88 and won the “Spirit of Metal” award.
And that all is just about the half of it, as if he didn’t lead enough of an interesting life – read everything about him on his Wikipedia Page.
You can take this as either a depressing resignation that you will never live up to his standards or as a wake up call to get about settling all the scores on your bucket list – this all probably beats Ernest Hemingway and his list, no?