We've had discussions (in another thread) on our first Christopher Lee films.
Some people have been following his career for years, decades. Others of us weren't around during Hammer's reign but were aware of Mr. Lee from videos or televised movies. Yet more are coming to know Mr. Lee from LOTR and Star Wars, possibly not being aware of his other films.
So my question for discussion is this: when did you first become a fan of Mr. Lee and his work?