Star Wars creator George Lucas has paid tribute to the late Sir Christopher Lee, calling him a "great actor" and a "real gentleman".
Lee played the villainous Count Dooku in two of the Star Wars saga's prequels, and impressively acted out almost all of his own sword fight scenes.
Christopher was a great British actor of the old school. A true link to cinema's past and a real gentleman. We will miss him.
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Director Tim Burton has paid tribute to the "true legend" that is late actor Christopher Lee, who has died at the age of 93.
Burton, who worked with Lee on five films including Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, said the actor had been an "enormous inspiration".
Christopher has been an enormous inspiration to me my entire life. I had the honour and pleasure to work with him on five films.
He was the last of his kind - a true legend - who I'm fortunate to have called a friend. He will continue to inspire me and I'm sure countless others for generations to come.
Sir Roger Moore has shared his thoughts after the death of Christopher Lee.
Sir Christopher played Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun opposite Sir Roger's 007.
It's terribly when you lose an old friend, and Christopher Lee was one of my oldest. We first met in 1948.
Our thoughts are for Lady Lee, Christina and Juan
Lord Of The Rings co-star Dominic Monaghan has joined tributes to Christopher Lee, who Boris Jonson hailed as "a master of the macabre."
The Prime Minister paid tribute to Sir Christoper as a WWII veteran while actor Mark Gatiss decried the amount of recognition during his long lige.
The great, always criminally underrated Sir Christopher Lee has left us. A Titan of Cinema and a huge part of my youth. Farewell.
PM: Saddened to hear of Sir Christopher Lee's death, a titan of Golden Age of Cinema & distinguished WW2 veteran who'll be greatly missed
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In 2011, at the age of 88, Sir Christopher Lee was awarded the Bafta fellowship in recognition of his decades on the big screen.
The moving ceremony saw the veteran actor given a standing ovation by his peers, while he spoke about his pride at taking the award.
I think there was a newspaper this morning that said I was going to cry - something I don't often do, in films at any rate.
But it's a very emotional moment for me. I'm thankful that I don't follow in the steps of the great Stanley Kubrick, whose award was posthumous.
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