STAR WARS: EPISODE II ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002) & STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005)
With his trademark silky-smooth, deep voice put to excellent use, Lee embodies his usual essence of evil by being thoroughly and unrelentingly menacing as Count Dooku, a powerful Sith lord in the in the Star Wars prequels. The role displays some great physical action from Lee: apparently a skilled swordsman in real life, who has a number of excellent fight sequences within the films (although some of the more elaborate footwork is clearly performed by a stunt man, with Lees face digitally superimposed in post production). In Revenge of the Sith, Lees shooting schedule had to be shortened to allow time for pick-up shots on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) so all his parts were filmed entirely in front of a blue screen, as the physical set of Dookus quarters had yet to be built. Anyone who has ever worked on a film that's heavily reliant on blue screen will know how incredibly difficult it is for actors. Lee is again excellent in his performance and his ability to embrace new technology obviously assisted in his longevity within the industry.