About Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee net worth is currently estimated at $25 million and without doubt, this is a huge fortune. Especially for the actor who belongs to the generation of the 1920s – as you might know, back in the mid-20th century, when Christopher started his professional career, actors (even the leading ones) were not paid such incredible sums as they are today. Plus, we have to keep in mind that there has been a huge inflation… However, we should also remember that during his career Lee has earned 280 acting credits! Honestly, right now I cannot think of any other actor who has been as productive as he was. So I guess it would not make sense if he was not a multi-millionaire. Anyway, it is not for me to decide who deserves what, so let me just tell you the story of Christopher Lee net worth growth.
For starters, you should know that before starting his career in cinema Christopher has served in the Second World War. While speaking about this experience the star has said: „When you’re involved in a war it’s the old saying “If your name’s written on the bullet, there’s nothing you can do about it.” So you just banished it from your mind. Of course I was scared on some occasions and anyone who says they aren’t scared during an operation probably isn’t telling the truth.“ I guess we have to respect him at least for this one reason: unlike so many men, he does not try to pretend to be fearless.
Christopher Lee net worth started to grow in the late 1940s, as he began acting in movies. During the first decade of his career the millionaire has appeared in variety of films, including Corridor of Mirrors (debut movie), One Night with You, A Song for Tomorrow, Paul Temple Returns, The Dark Avenger and Alias John Preston. But a real breakthrough in his career came up in 1957, as the movie The Curse of Frankenstein reached the cinemas. While telling the story of how he landed a role on this film, the actor has said: „I was asked to play The Creature chiefly because of my size and height which had effectively kept me out of many pictures I might have appeared in during the preceding ten years.“ This movie marked the beginning of long and fruitful Christopher‘s cooperation with Hammer films. Following it, the actor has appeared in Taste the Blood of Dracula, Scars of Dracula and variety of other films by the same production company.
Speaking about the more contemporary sources of Christopher Lee net worth, I just have to mention his work on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film trilogy.