Actors Who Over-Prepared For Their Roles And Others Who Really Dropped The Ball

Overprepared – Christopher Lee, The Lord of the Rings

Christopher Lee made it no secret that he was a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings. Not only did Lee reread the trilogy each year, but he took it upon himself to write a personal letter to Peter Jackson, asking for a part in the movie.

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Eventually, he was cast as the evil wizard Saruman.