Happy Birthday Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (27 May 1922)
"I spent my entire career in front of the camera doing two things. One of which— well, both of which— in which I think I’ve succeeded. I’ve tried to surprise people. I’ve tried to do something unconventional that they don’t expect. I’ve tried to say or do something, somewhere, which makes people sit up and think ‘oh that was funny’, let’s say, or ‘that was amusing' or 'what a sense of humour'… I have quite definitely proved a great many people wrong. The people who said 'you’re too tall to be an actor’; 'you're too foreign looking to be an actor’; ‘you only do horror movies’; ‘you can’t escape from Dracula'… It simply isn’t true… the proof is on the screen”, via paddyfitz.