Cinemareview notes: "Cardinal Consalvi was Papal Secretary of State at the time of Napoleon, and is buried at the Pantheon in Rome, next to the painter Raphael. [121] He also appeared in a web exclusive, reading an excerpt from the short story The Final Problem. [115] Lee had originally said that he would have liked to have shown Saruman's corruption by Sauron,[116] but that he wouldn't be comfortable flying to New Zealand at his age. [136] His most notable musical work on film, however, appears in the superhero comedy/rock musical The Return of Captain Invincible (1983), in which Lee performs a song and dance number called "Name Your Poison," written by Richard O'Brien. He served as the narrator on The Nightmare Before Christmas' poem, written by Tim Burton as well. That's a quite fatuous remark to make. Later he appeared as a narrator and backing vocalist on the band's four albums Symphony of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret, Triumph or Agony, The Frozen Tears of Angels, and From Chaos to Eternity, as well as on the EP The Cold Embrace of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony, portraying the Wizard King. Early Life and Fall of Count Dooku . [1] With a career spanning nearly seven decades, Lee was well known for portraying villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films. His appeals were fruitless, and he was left with nothing to do. In 2002, while talking about his favourite role in film at a press conference at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, he declared that his role in Jinnah was his best performance and called Muhammad Ali Jinnah "an incorruptible man of great integrity and vision."[101]. Prior to his acting career, Lee served in the Royal Air Force, where he was attached to the No. When giving a speech at the University College Dublin on 8 November 2011, he said: "Somebody wrote I have 20,000 books. Hardy stated that fans of The Wicker Man would recognise this character as Lord Summerisle,[113] but Lee contradicted this, stating that they are two unrelated characters. His former colleagues in the Jedi Order saw Dooku as misguided but a man of principles, and refused to believe he could be an advocate of violence and war. [82] Lee appeared uncredited in the American epic Quo Vadis (also 1951), which was shot in Rome, playing a chariot driver and was injured when he was thrown from it at one point during the shoot.[4]. Though his in-game name is "Count Dooku", the announcer calls out his name as "Dooku!". With a commanding voice, towering height, and powerful presence that combined nobility with a menacing flair, he brought some of cinema’s most memorable antagonists to life in unique ways. He was the voice of Lucan D'Lere in the trailers for EverQuest II. Lee plays The Boss / Mr President and the film premiered in the Regent Street Cinema, London on Saturday 29 October 2016. Obi-Wan: "I suppose you're right." In 1978, Lee surprised many people with his willingness to go along with a joke, by appearing as guest host on NBC's Saturday Night Live. [49] He then visited the Mazowe Dam, Marandellas, the Wankie Game Reserve and the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. Horror movie icon Christopher Lee is best known for his role as Dracula, Saruman the White, and Count Dooku. In those days that was where the mackintosh brigade watched their films. “There’s no question about that. 2019: Brie Larson vs. Gemma Chan, For other people named Christopher Lee, see. You will not only lose your mind, you'll lose your soul. 49. Doing a scene with him and having him peering down at you, screaming into your face, all you can think of is 'My God, that's Dracula! [153], The Carandinis, Lee's maternal ancestors, were given the right to bear the coat of arms of the Holy Roman Empire by the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Priss is Count Dooku's rival. [30] Lee was frequently beaten at school, including once at Wellington for "being beaten too often," though he accepted them as "logical and therefore acceptable" punishments for knowingly breaking the rules. [3] He considered his best performance to be that of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998), and his best film to be the British cult film The Wicker Man (1973). He's hypnotic, physically powerful, well-spoken, but Lee also understood – crucially – that an important layer from Bram Stoker's novel had been missing from Lugosi's performance: sexuality. 3. They gave me nothing to do! Corey Burton once voiced Killer Moth. Star Wars: Darth Plagueis. https://www.starwars.com/news/sir-christopher-lee-passes-away Lee portrayed Rasputin in Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966) and Sir Henry Baskerville (to Cushing's Sherlock Holmes) in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959). Corey Burton. "[55] The Allied advance continued into Libya, through Tobruk and Benghazi to the Marble Arch and then through El Agheila, Khoms and Tripoli, with the squadron averaging five missions a day. [23] He continued acting in school plays, though "the laurels deservedly went to Patrick Macnee. $3.99 shipping. (1980), a decision he later called "a big mistake."[4]. I don't want to do another one." That’s right: before his rise to fame, the British film legend had quite the career in the military, too. [134], With his operatic bass voice, Lee sang on The Wicker Man soundtrack, performing Paul Giovanni's composition, "The Tinker of Rye. Take a visual walk through his career and see 19 images of the characters he's voiced and listen to 9 clips that showcase his performances.. Trivia & Fun Facts: [52] He was then attached to No. McFarland. [137] The new album, Battle Hymns MMXI, was released on 26 November 2010. It was the last time they saw each other, as Cushing died two months later. [76], Returning to London in 1946, Lee was offered his old job back at Beecham's, with a significant raise, but he turned them down as "I couldn't think myself back into the office frame of mind." In 2005, Lee played Willy Wonka's strict dentist father, Dr. Wilbur Wonka, in Burton's reimagining of the Roald Dahl tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and voiced the character of Pastor Galswells in Corpse Bride, co-directed by Burton and Mike Johnson. Unrest spread and threatened to turn into mutiny. Initially, I was told I was too tall to be an actor. That's the only reason I did them.[90]. These were not commercially successful: Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) and The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973). ""[4] Lee played a leading role in the German film The Puzzle of the Red Orchid (1962), speaking German, which he had learned during his education in Switzerland. But The Star Wars prequels underutilized Count Dooku, and sadly, Christopher Lee is longer with us today. This included his Shakespearean portrayal of Count Dooku, a dark-side mirror to the elder Obi-Wan Kenobi, who Lee infused with a captivating arrogance and mercilessness. Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus. "[91] The Satanic Rites of Dracula was the last Dracula film that Christopher Lee played the Dracula role in, as he felt he had played the part too many times and that the Dracula films had deteriorated in quality. Dooku war der Sohn des Grafen Gora und der Gräfin Anya. Forum HTML Image Link. [67] In November 1944, Lee was promoted to flight lieutenant and left the squadron in Iesi to take up a posting at Air Force HQ. Lee's stepfather served as a captain in the Intelligence Corps, but it is unlikely he had any influence over Lee's military career. Count Dooku is the secondary antagonist of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The Lord of the Rings marked the beginning of a major career revival that continued in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), in which he played the villainous Count Dooku. It created an impact in the cinema that was unique. They lent air support to the ground forces and bombed strategic targets. It's not a comedy, but it's got a comic title. Touhou Snow Music Red Soviet Soviet March Count Dooku Skin. [122] He also narrated an advertising campaign for Age UK, reading a poem by Roger McGough. In early 1940, he joined Beecham's, at first as an office clerk, then as a switchboard operator. 2015: Dylan O'Brien vs. Will Poulter Lee reprised his role as Saruman in the video game The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth along with the other actors of the films. 99. He replied, "Because I've already sold it to the American distributor with you playing the part. 0. He met with screenwriter Anthony Shaffer, and they agreed to work together. Born into a noble family on the planet Serenno, he was the heir to vast wealth and the noble title of Count. In the 1980s, during the height of Italo disco, he provided vocals to Kathy Joe Daylor's song "Little Witch.". 2001: Zhang Ziyi vs. [65] During the final assault on Monte Cassino, the squadron was based in San Angelo, and Lee was nearly killed when one of the planes crashed on takeoff, and he tripped over one of its live bombs. Please upgrade your browser to experience the site. James. After Dooku became a Jedi Knight, he trained Qui-Gon Jinn as his apprentice. I had to wear a crimson dinner jacket. Lee's Dracula is a force of nature: red-eyed, blood dripping from fangs, often in the grip of rage. "[142], On his 90th birthday (27 May 2012), he announced the release of his new single "Let Legend Mark Me as the King" from his upcoming album Charlemagne: The Omens of Death, signifying his move onto "full on" heavy metal, which makes him the oldest performer in the history of the genre. There didn't seem to be anything peculiar or strange. [99] He would later refer to the film as the best he had ever made.[4]. During the Separatist Crisis, the charismatic Jedi renunciate Count Dooku emerged as the political leader of the Republic’s secessionist movement. 1. comte dooku. Lee introduced American classic radio mystery, sci-fi and detective programs in a series produced, written and directed by Carl Amari. In 2005, Lee provided the voice of Pastor Galswells in The Corpse Bride, co-directed by Tim Burton and Mike Johnson. Lee starred in two further Dracula films for Hammer in the early 1970s, both of which attempted to bring the character into the modern-day era. [44], Lee reported to RAF Uxbridge for training and was then posted to the Initial Training Wing at Paignton. He was concerned that his financial insecurity in his chosen profession meant that she "deserved better" than being "pitched into the dishevelled world of an actor." Realising that he had no inclination to follow his father into the Army, Lee decided to join up while he still had some choice of service, and volunteered for the Royal Air Force. [61] After the Sicilian campaign was over, Lee came down with malaria for the sixth time in under a year, and was flown to a hospital in Carthage for treatment. "[135] He sang the closing credits song of the 1994 horror film Funny Man. Free with Audible trial. Projekt Star Wars. The music was arranged by Richie Faulkner from the band Judas Priest, and featured World Guitar Idol Champion, Hedras Ramos. 1. It was the first and last film he ever produced, as he did not enjoy the process.[94]. What's not weird or silly is Christopher Lee, who brought his gravitas to the role of a Dark Side villain in the Star Wars prequels. Johnson, Tom (2009). Corey Burton is a veteran voice-actor with seemingly endless credits, but fans of Star Wars ™ might know him best as Count Dooku in The Clone Wars animated series. Lee, by now an expert on Russia, talked them into resuming their duties, which much impressed his commanding officer. [155] Her father, Count Fritz von Rosen, proved demanding, getting them to delay the wedding for a year, asking his London-based friends to interview Lee, hiring private detectives to investigate him, and asking Lee to provide him with references, which Lee obtained from Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., John Boulting, and Joe Jackson. Lee's first contact with heavy metal music came by singing a duet with Fabio Lione, lead vocalist of the Italian symphonic power metal band Rhapsody of Fire on the single "The Magic of the Wizard's Dream" from their album Symphony of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret, although he only performs backing vocals on the album version. 2018: Gal Gadot vs. German soldiers [143], In December 2012, he released an EP of heavy metal covers of Christmas songs called A Heavy Metal Christmas. In 1977, Lee left the UK for the US, concerned at being typecast in horror films, as had happened to his close friends Peter Cushing and Vincent Price. [147] After media attention, the song rose to No. He was a busy actor but most of the work he did for movies and television was not very notable. 18. as Lee became the oldest person to have a top 20 hit. 0. Emotional blackmail. [168] Politically, Lee supported the Conservative Party. According to Jocasta Nu, he was one of the greatest Jedi in the Jedi Order. [36] He worked as an office clerk for United States Lines, taking care of the mail and running errands. [18] After enrolling in Miss Fisher's Academy in Territet, he played his first role, as Rumpelstiltskin. 359 2 Count Dooku without any overlays . [42] When Beecham's moved out of London, he joined the Home Guard. As Lee told StarWars.com prior to production of Attack of the Clones, “It will be more than another part. He had one sister, Xandra Carandini Lee (1917–2002). [87] Lee also introduced a dark, brooding sexuality to the character, with Tim Stanley stating, "Lee's sensuality was subversive in that it hinted that women might quite like having their neck chewed on by a stud. 8 years ago. $3.99 shipping. "Jim, I don't want to do it, and I don't have to do it." Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Even though he was not credited on the film, his voice is unmistakable. Klaus Sonnenschein. Military service during the Second World War, Christopher Lee playing M.R. Years later, Lee met Carpenter, and told him that the biggest regret of his career was not taking the role of Dr. Loomis. He said in an interview in 2011: Peter and Vincent made some wonderful serious movies but are only known for horror. The scale of imagination and the scale of production and the impact that it had on the entire world was a first. 2000: Keanu Reeves vs. Laurence Fishburne [190], In 2011, accompanied by his wife Birgit, and on the 164th anniversary of the birth of Bram Stoker, Lee was honoured with a tribute by University College Dublin, and described his honorary life membership of the UCD Law Society as "in some ways as special as the Oscars. [68] Lee took part in forward planning and liaison, in preparation for a potential assault into the rumoured German Alpine Fortress. [4], Also in this early period, he made an uncredited appearance in Laurence Olivier's film version of Hamlet (1948), as a spear carrier (his later co-star and close friend Peter Cushing played Osric). Count Dooku-Darth Tyranus(Star Wars:Dark Times) 0. There are frustrations – people who lie to you, people who don't know what they are doing, films that don't turn out the way you had wanted them to – so, yes, I do understand [why Depp would consider retiring]. The process went like this: The telephone would ring and my agent would say, "Jimmy Carreras [President of Hammer Films] has been on the phone, they've got another Dracula for you." When cast as Dooku in 2000, Lee told StarWars.com of his excitement to join a galaxy far, far away. [141] In June 2012, he released a music video for the song "The Bloody Verdict of Verden. I don't see the point. I'd get a call from Jimmy Carreras, in a state of hysteria. Entire bar Auch war er der große Bruder von Ramil und Jenza. [31] At age 17, and with one year left at Wellington, the summer term of 1939 was his last. Count Dooku. We will miss him.” Among Lee’s biggest roles outside of the Star Wars saga were iconic turns as Dracula (first in 1958’s The Horror of Dracula) and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. Wiki Points. People can read in to that what they like. Lee was a producer of the horror film Nothing But the Night (also 1972), in which he also starred. The film was directed by Antti Jokinen, and Lee gave a "superbly sinister" performance alongside Hilary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. [186] The French government made him a Commander of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2011. And I said, "Why?" Lee reprised his role as Count Dooku in the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), but Corey Burton took his place for the character in the TV series. It might a silly concept meant to honor a great actor’s acting legacy, but yes, the Tales from Vader’s Castle is actually Canon. He contributed with his voice as Death in the animated versions of Terry Pratchett's Soul Music and Wyrd Sisters, and reprised the role in the Sky1 live action adaptation The Colour of Magic, taking over the role from the late Ian Richardson. Count Dooku as a Vampire: Is this Canon? These songs were recorded, but eventually cut since Burton felt that the songs were too theatrical for the film. It might a silly concept meant to honor a great actor’s acting legacy, but yes, the Tales from Vader’s Castle is actually Canon. Star Wars’ Count Dooku, The Lord of the Rings’ Saruman and, of course, Dracula: Christopher Lee has portrayed some of the most iconic villains in cinema history.But there was much more to the late actor’s talents than dramatic flair. It will be another ‘arrow in my quiver.’ I’m looking forward to it enormously.”, TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Star Wars Jedi Count Dooku. Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson "[170], Lee died at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on 7 June 2015 at 8:30 am after being admitted for respiratory problems and heart failure, shortly after celebrating his 93rd birthday. [72] Of his time with the organisation, Lee said: "We were given dossiers of what they'd done and told to find them, interrogate them as much as we could and hand them over to the appropriate authority ... We saw these concentration camps. He was a respected Jedi turned Sith Lord and Yoda's former padawan. by James Luceno, Daniel Davis, et al. [69] After the war ended, Lee was invited to go hunting near Vienna and was then billeted in Pörtschach am Wörthersee. Once a Jedi, he became disillusioned with the Jedi order and thirst for greater power Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the Star Wars Galaxy with this premium count dooku toy, inspired by the Star Wars: Attack of the Clones movie [189] On 13 February 2011, Lee was awarded the BAFTA Academy Fellowship by Tim Burton. [192], 1996: Adam Sandler vs. Bob Barker Show More. Count Dooku Skin. I had no idea that was what it was when I agreed to the role. "[182][183] He was made a Knight Bachelor "For services to Drama and to Charity" on 13 June as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2009. [11] Lee's father fought in the Boer War and First World War,[12] and his mother was an Edwardian beauty who was painted by Sir John Lavery, Oswald Birley, and Olive Snell, and sculpted by Clare Sheridan;[13][14] her lineage can be traced to Charlemagne. I always ask myself, "Well, what else could I do?" His Cadogan Square home was briefly featured in the music video accompanying his cover of "My Way" from his album Revelation. [56] As the advance continued into Tunisia, with the Axis forces digging themselves in at the Mareth Line, Lee was almost killed when the squadron's airfield was bombed. [148], Lee released a third EP of covers in May 2014, called Metal Knight, to celebrate his 92nd birthday; in addition to a cover of "My Way," it contains "The Toreador March," inspired by the opera Carmen, and the songs "The Impossible Dream" and "I, Don Quixote" from the Don Quixote musical Man of La Mancha. [79], A student at Rank's "Charm School," Lee and many of the others had difficulty finding work. "The Christopher Lee Filmography: All Theatrical Releases, 1948–2003". Show Less. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy. I have maybe four or five occult books." “His performance as Count Dooku in Episodes II and III remains a highlight of the, When cast as Dooku in 2000, Lee told StarWars.com of his excitement to join a galaxy far, far away. 0. His roles in the films Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969), and Scars of Dracula (1970) all gave the Count very little to do. I pleaded with Hammer to let me use some of the lines that Bram Stoker had written. I was around a long time – nearly ten years. [43] In the winter, his father fell ill with bilateral pneumonia and died on 12 March 1941. "[173] He was also honoured by the Academy at the 88th Academy Awards on 28 February 2016 in the annual in Memoriam section. I flew out to Spain for one day's work playing the part of a narrator. In addition to more than a dozen feature films together for Hammer Films, Amicus Productions, and other companies, Lee and Peter Cushing both appeared in Hamlet (1948) and Moulin Rouge (1952), albeit in separate scenes; and in separate instalments of the Star Wars films: Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin in the original film and Lee decades later as Count Dooku. Lee's career became very notable again in the early 2000s. But his Star Wars legacy will go on. Dooku was born in 102 BBY into a noble family on the planet Serenno. Although "killed" in the latter film, he reprised the role in The Return of the Musketeers (1989), with his character given token dialogue explaining that his wound in the earlier film's climactic sword fight wasn't fatal. He further admonished the students against baneful occult practices, warning them that he had met "people who claimed to be Satanists. He was sent to see Josef Somlo for a contract, who immediately announced that he was "much too tall to be an actor." The song was featured on his album Revelation in 2007. Count Dooku's Sith name Darth Tyranus may be linked to his turbulent history with the Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic. He became a member of the Jedi Order, becoming apprentice to Jedi Master Tholme. 1875. Lee relocated to Los Angeles in the 1970s after becoming disillusioned with film roles he was being offered in Britain at the time and stated that in Hollywood "I was no longer a horror star. Puffy the Dog Shaffer and Lee paid Pinner £15,000 for the rights to the novel, and Schaffer set to work on the screenplay. 205 Group RAF before being commissioned as a pilot officer at the end of January 1943,[53] and attached to No. On 11 January 2011, Lee announced on his website that he would be reprising the role of Saruman for the prequel film The Hobbit. [167], Lee identified as an Anglo-Catholic Christian. Inna Sparko is Count Dooku's second rival. 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Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Lee's friend Dennis Wheatley, a noted author, was responsible for bringing the occult to him. 0. [39] He and other British volunteers were kept away from the actual fighting, but they were issued winter gear and were posted on guard duty a safe distance from the border. [128] Both Lee and his daughter Christina provided spoken vocals on Rhapsody of Fire's album From Chaos to Eternity. Count Dooku. [179] For his influence on the horror genre, in 1994 he received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. However, the second film, To the Devil a Daughter (1976), was fraught with production difficulties and was disowned by its author. [16], Lee's parents separated when he was four and divorced two years later. He serves as the main antagonist of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, and a minor yet pivotal antagonist in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Lee's appearance was completely cut from the film, but Head still had an uncredited one-line cameo. [54] As the North African Campaign progressed, the squadron "leapfrogged" between Egyptian airstrips, from RAF El Daba to Maaten Bagush and on to Mersa Matruh. 2009: Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet He is the main antagonist of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, the 2003 Clone Wars Miniseries, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film/TV series, and a minor antagonist in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Count Dooku was a Force-sensitive Human male Jedi Master who fell to the dark side of the Force and became a Dark Lord of the Sith, known as Darth Tyranus. 22, thus becoming the second oldest living performer to ever enter the music charts, at 91 years and 6 months. (1951) as a Spanish captain. The Voices of Anakin Skywalker and Count Dooku Matt Lanter and Corey Burton return to their characters in Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II. After the mid-1970s, Lee eschewed horror roles almost entirely. Zu seinen bekanntesten Rollen gehörten die Titelfigur in Dracula sowie zehn weiteren Vampir-Filmen, Francisco Scaramanga im James-Bond-Film Der Mann mit dem goldenen Colt, Saruman in Der Herr der Ringe und Der Hobbit sowie Count Dooku in Star … Christopher is truly a force to be reckoned with. One of the more memorable and interesting characters from the Star Wars prequels was the leader of the CIS separatist faction, Count Dooku. [81] Throughout the next decade, he made nearly 30 films, including The Cockleshell Heroes, playing mostly stock action characters. There were lots of people behind me. From 2008 until 2010, Lee was the host and narrator of "Mystery Theater" which aired on radio worldwide. [72] He had to undergo surgery, and as a result, he was unable to play the role of Sir Lachlan Morrison in The Wicker Tree. I do not know how long I am going to be around, so every day is a celebration, and I want to share it with my fans. In late November 2009, Lee narrated the Science Fiction Festival in Trieste, Italy. Some thirty years after playing Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun, Lee provided the voice of Scaramanga in the video game GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. Visible Ink Press. by Dark Horse Comics | Jan 1, 2003. The first, The Devil Rides Out (1967), is generally considered to be one of Hammer's crowning achievements. The family moved to Fulham, living next door to the actor Eric Maturin. [4] As a result of his appearance on SNL, Steven Spielberg, who was in the audience, cast him in 1941 (1979). 1. The medical officer hesitantly diagnosed a failure of his optic nerve, and he was told he would never be allowed to fly again. [105] Lee's appearance in the final film in the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, was cut from the theatrical release, but the scene was reinstated in the extended edition. [146] Tony Bennett was among the living artists he surpassed, who was 85 when he recorded "Body and Soul" with Amy Winehouse in March 2011 (Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" charted when Armstrong would have been 86 years old in 1987, but Armstrong had recorded the song 20 years prior, and was already dead by the time the song became a hit). [92] Hammer went on to make one more Dracula film without him: The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974), with John Forbes-Robertson playing the Count and David de Keyser dubbing him. The Herald Angels Sing. [80] He finally made his film début in Terence Young's Gothic romance Corridor of Mirrors (1947). The award was presented by Tony Iommi. 99. Christopher Lee, 2013. [128] He was the original voice of Thor in the German dubs of the Danish 1986 animated film Valhalla, and of King Haggard in both the English and German dubs of the 1982 animated adaptation of The Last Unicorn. 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