Today I'm going to talk about someone who was famous for being one of the greatest pop culture badasses of all time.
He also smoked a pipe, but you know what? Even though I could show pics of him smoking pipes on the set of Lord of the Rings, or as Sherlock Holmes, etc., I'm going to show this pic instead:
Because even though it's a cigar, I think it captures the man better than any pipe picture I've seen.
Sir Christopher Lee was a real-life secret agent who hunted down nazis for fun, and a fake global supervillain, vampire count, genius detective, mad pagan, Jedi master turned Sith, and of course Saruman. Plus, a real-life heavy metal musician in his 80s.
His long-term enjoyment of cigars and pipes undoubtedly must have been responsible for his death at the tragically young age of 93.
Goodbye, Sir Christopher. I can only hope I get as many years as you did of doing what I love and smoking what I like.
Currently Smoking: Stanwell Deluxe + Image Latakia