I don't know if this thread has been done before (it may have been and to death... I'm sorry, I'm kind of new in the forums).
I was wondering how and when you all discovered Christopher Lee.
The first time I ever saw him in a movie was when I was probably 5 or 6 years old. "House of the Long Shadows" was playing on TV for the first time after its theatrical release and I saw it. At that age, I wouldn't watch anything that I thought would be scary, but Peter Cushing was in it and he was in "Star Wars", so it must've been safe. That's also how I discovered Vincent Price. I don't know why my parens let me watch it. I should ask them. I do know that it scared me but I couldn't stop watching it. At that age, "Star Wars" was my life and to see "Darth Vader's boss" (that's what I called PC back then) in something else was pretty neat.
At the same time, I saw "The Last Unicorn" and I LOVED evil King Haggard. So my father, I'm sure, must've explained to me that the man who did his voice was also in that scary movie with Darth Vader's boss.
Also, it turns out that I saw "Taste the Blood of Dracula" when I was really young. I had no idea that I was watching CL. I just remember a woman in a red dress found floating in a river in the woods after she'd been bitten by Dracula. About 10 years ago, when I began my quest to see all of CL's movies, I watched "Taste the Blood..." and I was very pleased to know what I had seen when I was very young.
Anyways, that's the beginnings of the CL deal with me, what's yours?