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Christopher Lambert (known as Christophe Lambert in France, b. March 29, 1957 in Great Neck, New York) is an unlikely action star and French actor from...Great Neck, New York? Like his best-known character, he's from "lots of different places": His father was a UN diplomat. He has since starred in numerous fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller movies.

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Christophe Guy Denis Lambert (born March 29, 1957), known professionally as Christopher Lambert (known as Christophe Lambert in France, b. March 29, 1957 in Great Neck, New York) Lambert, is an unlikely action star and French actor actor, novelist, and producer from...Great Neck, New York? Like his best-known character, he's from "lots of different places": His father was a UN diplomat. He has since starred in numerous fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller movies.



* 1984 ''Film/GreystokeTheLegendOfTarzanLordOfTheApes'' as John Clayton (Tarzan)
* 1987 ''Film/TheSicilian'' as Salvatore Giuliano
* The ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' franchise as Connor [=McLeod=]
** 1986 ''Film/{{Highlander}}''
** 1991 ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening''
** 1994 ''Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer''
** 2000 ''Film/HighlanderEndgame''
* 1992 ''Film/KnightMoves'' as Peter Sanderson
* 1992 ''Film/{{Fortress|1992}}'' as John Brennick
** 2000 ''Fortress 2''
* 1994 ''Film/{{Gunmen}}'' as Dani Servigo
* 1995 ''Film/MortalKombat'' as Raiden
* 1995 ''Film/TheHunted1995'' as Paul Racine
* 1997 ''Film/MeanGuns'' as Lou
* 1999 ''Film/{{Resurrection|1999}}'' as John Prudhomme
* 1999 ''Film/{{Beowulf|1999}}'' as Beowulf
* 2003 ''Film/{{Absolon}}'' as Detective Norman Scot
* 2006 ''Film/SouthlandTales'' as Walter Mung
* 2011 ''Film/GhostRiderSpiritOfVengeance'' as Methodius
* 2016 ''Film/HailCaesar'' as Arne Seslum
* 2018 ''[[Film/{{Kickboxer}} Kickboxer: Retaliation]]'' as Thomas Moore

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* 1984 ''Film/GreystokeTheLegendOfTarzanLordOfTheApes'' (1984) as John Clayton (Tarzan)
* 1987 ''Film/TheSicilian'' (1987) as Salvatore Giuliano
* The ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' franchise (1986Ė2000) as Connor [=McLeod=]
** 1986 ''Film/{{Highlander}}''
''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (1986)
** 1991 ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening''
''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'' (1991)
** 1994 ''Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer''
''Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' (1994)
** 2000 ''Film/HighlanderEndgame''
''Film/HighlanderEndgame'' (2000)
* 1992 ''Film/KnightMoves'' (1992) as Peter Sanderson
* 1992 ''Film/{{Fortress|1992}}'' (1992) as John Brennick
** 2000 ''Fortress 2''
2'' (2000)
* 1994 ''Film/{{Gunmen}}'' (1994) as Dani Servigo
* 1995 ''Film/MortalKombat'' (1995) as Raiden
** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat11'' (2019; 2020-released DLC skin)
* 1995 ''Film/TheHunted1995'' ''Film/{{The Hunted|1995}}'' (1995) as Paul Racine
* 1997 ''Film/MeanGuns'' (1997) as Lou
* 1999 ''Film/{{Resurrection|1999}}'' (1999) as John Prudhomme
* 1999 ''Film/{{Beowulf|1999}}'' (1999) as Beowulf
* 2003 ''Film/{{Absolon}}'' (2003) as Detective Norman Scot
* 2006 ''Film/SouthlandTales'' (2006) as Walter Mung
* 2011 ''Film/GhostRiderSpiritOfVengeance'' (2011) as Methodius
* 2016 ''Film/HailCaesar'' (2016) as Arne Seslum
* 2018 ''[[Film/{{Kickboxer}} Kickboxer: Retaliation]]'' (2018) as Thomas Moore

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** WebVideo/{{Mozinor}} has the "Boîte à Lambert", basically a moo box-like device producing said SignatureLaugh.


In the U.S., he is best-known for his raspy voice and chuckle (''[[MemeticMutation Ah! Ah! Ah! ....Sorry.]]'') His other strength is his eyes; Lambert was often praised by critics for doing 'more with less' doing his close-ups.

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In the U.S., he is best-known for his raspy voice and chuckle (''[[MemeticMutation Ah! Ah! Ah! ....Sorry.]]'') His other strength is his eyes; Lambert was often praised by critics for doing 'more '[[TranquilFury more with less' less]]' doing his close-ups.

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-->'''''[[http://screamsheet.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/mortal-kombat-the-forgotten-highlander-sequel/ The Screamsheet]]''''': Basically, Raiden from Mortal Kombat is actually Connor [=MacLeod=], somewhat aged and with immense magical power after claiming the Prize. Using his magic power, most of which is derived from the lightning-like quickening, he realized that he can pose as Raiden and do some good in the world (you didnít really think that the actual Chinese god of thunder would appear as [[ButNotTooForeign some old European guy, did you?]]). Thus he turns his attention to supernatural matters and protecting the world from Shang Tsung.
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Christopher Lambert (known as Christophe Lambert in France, b. 1957) is an unlikely action star and French actor from...Great Neck, New York? Like his best-known character, he's from "lots of different places": His father was a UN diplomat. He has since starred in numerous fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller movies.

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Christopher Lambert (known as Christophe Lambert in France, b. 1957) March 29, 1957 in Great Neck, New York) is an unlikely action star and French actor from...Great Neck, New York? Like his best-known character, he's from "lots of different places": His father was a UN diplomat. He has since starred in numerous fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller movies.


He reportedly wasn't as enthusiastic about ''Highlander'' sequels and spin-offs, having been burned by ''Highlander 2'', which is still considered one of the [[FollowUpFailure least-popular sequels]] in history. (He tried to get Clancy Brown back, but that fridge-sized man thought the script was shite and had [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption other fish to fry]]). Still, he endorsed the ''Highlander'' [[Series/{{Highlander}} TV series and showed up again in the pilot]], along with starring in one of the theatrical releases based on that show.

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He reportedly wasn't as enthusiastic about ''Highlander'' sequels and spin-offs, having been burned by ''Highlander 2'', which is still considered one of the [[FollowUpFailure least-popular sequels]] in history.2''. (He tried to get Clancy Brown back, but that fridge-sized man thought the script was shite and had [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption other fish to fry]]). Still, he endorsed the ''Highlander'' [[Series/{{Highlander}} TV series and showed up again in the pilot]], along with starring in one of the theatrical releases based on that show.


He reportedly wasn't as enthusiastic about ''Highlander'' sequels and spin-offs, having been burned by ''Highlander 2'', which is still considered one of the [[FollowUpFailure least-popular sequels]] in history. (He tried to get Clancy Brown back, but that fridge-sized man thought the script was shite and had [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption other fish to fry]]). Still, he endorsed the ''Highlander'' [[[[Series/{{Highlander}} TV series and showed up again in the pilot]], along with starring in one of the theatrical releases based on that show.

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He reportedly wasn't as enthusiastic about ''Highlander'' sequels and spin-offs, having been burned by ''Highlander 2'', which is still considered one of the [[FollowUpFailure least-popular sequels]] in history. (He tried to get Clancy Brown back, but that fridge-sized man thought the script was shite and had [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption other fish to fry]]). Still, he endorsed the ''Highlander'' [[[[Series/{{Highlander}} [[Series/{{Highlander}} TV series and showed up again in the pilot]], along with starring in one of the theatrical releases based on that show.


He reportedly wasn't as enthusiastic about ''Highlander'' sequels and spin-offs, having been burned by ''Highlander 2''. (He tried to get Clancy Brown back, but that fridge-sized man thought the script was shite and had [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption other fish to fry]]). Still, he endorsed the [[Series/{{Highlander}} TV series]] and showed up again in the pilot, along with a later theatrical release based on that show.

Apart from ''Highlander'' and ''Mortal Kombat'' (and some cameos in action comedies), he has mainly made B-movies. Nevertheless, he cultivated a rep for being a 'thinking man's' action hero who rises above the material.

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He reportedly wasn't as enthusiastic about ''Highlander'' sequels and spin-offs, having been burned by ''Highlander 2''.2'', which is still considered one of the [[FollowUpFailure least-popular sequels]] in history. (He tried to get Clancy Brown back, but that fridge-sized man thought the script was shite and had [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption other fish to fry]]). Still, he endorsed the [[Series/{{Highlander}} ''Highlander'' [[[[Series/{{Highlander}} TV series]] series and showed up again in the pilot, pilot]], along with a later starring in one of the theatrical release releases based on that show.

Apart from ''Highlander'' and ''Mortal Kombat'' (and some cameos in action comedies), he has mainly made B-movies. Nevertheless, he cultivated a rep for being a 'thinking man's' action hero [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously who rises above the material.
material.]]



He was married to Creator/DianeLane from six years and Creator/SophieMarceau for two years.

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He was married to Creator/DianeLane from for six years and Creator/SophieMarceau for two years.


Christopher Lambert (known as Christophe Lambert in France, b. 1957) is an unlikely action star and French actor and from...Great Neck, New York? Like his best-known character, he's from "lots of different places": His father was a UN diplomat. He has since starred in numerous fantasy, sci-fi, and thrillers.

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Christopher Lambert (known as Christophe Lambert in France, b. 1957) is an unlikely action star and French actor and from...Great Neck, New York? Like his best-known character, he's from "lots of different places": His father was a UN diplomat. He has since starred in numerous fantasy, sci-fi, and thrillers.
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He reportedly wasn't as enthusiastic about ''Highlander'' sequels and spin-offs, having been burned by Highlander 2. (He tried to get Clancy Brown back, but that fridge-sized man thought the script was shite and had [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption other fish to fry]]). Still, he endorsed the [[Series/{{Highlander}} TV series]] and showed up again in the pilot, along with later theatrical releases based on that show.

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He reportedly wasn't as enthusiastic about ''Highlander'' sequels and spin-offs, having been burned by Highlander 2.''Highlander 2''. (He tried to get Clancy Brown back, but that fridge-sized man thought the script was shite and had [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption other fish to fry]]). Still, he endorsed the [[Series/{{Highlander}} TV series]] and showed up again in the pilot, along with a later theatrical releases release based on that show.


Christopher Lambert (known as Christophe Lambert in France) is a French actor born in the USA on 29 March 1957.

His best known role are Connor [=McLeod=] in the ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' franchise and Franchise/{{Tarzan}} in ''Film/GreystokeTheLegendOfTarzanLordOfTheApes''. He has since starred in numerous fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller movies.

He was notably married to Creator/DianeLane from 1988 to 1994 and Creator/SophieMarceau from 2012 to 2014.

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Christopher Lambert (known as Christophe Lambert in France) France, b. 1957) is a an unlikely action star and French actor born and from...Great Neck, New York? Like his best-known character, he's from "lots of different places": His father was a UN diplomat. He has since starred in numerous fantasy, sci-fi, and thrillers.

In the U.S., he is best-known for his raspy voice and chuckle (''[[MemeticMutation Ah! Ah! Ah! ....Sorry.]]'') His other strength is his eyes; Lambert was often praised by critics for doing 'more with less' doing his close-ups.

Lambert's breakout role was as Franchise/{{Tarzan}} in ''Film/GreystokeTheLegendOfTarzanLordOfTheApes''. His most famous role is the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot immortal Scottish samurai]] Connor [=McLeod=] from the ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' franchise. The cheesy '86 original came and went in theaters; but it found life on VHS thanks to its strong performances from Lambert, Creator/SeanConnery and Creator/ClancyBrown. (Lambert is always quick to credit the stylish direction of Russell Mulcahy.) Lambert wasn't as fluent in English back then, so he had to rely on his own aloof charm and reading all of his lines phonetically. His notoriously-poor eyesight was mitigated by Lambert doing all of his own stunts. His fight scenes had to be heavily-choreographed (moreso than usual) to avoid injury.

He reportedly wasn't as enthusiastic about ''Highlander'' sequels and spin-offs, having been burned by Highlander 2. (He tried to get Clancy Brown back, but that fridge-sized man thought the script was shite and had [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption other fish to fry]]). Still, he endorsed the [[Series/{{Highlander}} TV series]] and showed up again
in the USA pilot, along with later theatrical releases based on 29 March 1957.that show.

His best known role are Apart from ''Highlander'' and ''Mortal Kombat'' (and some cameos in action comedies), he has mainly made B-movies. Nevertheless, he cultivated a rep for being a 'thinking man's' action hero who rises above the material.

Lambert also did a big favor for the production crew of the first MK film by flying out to location in Thailand on his own dime because the budget couldn't afford for him to be there and he wanted the film to succeed. He later sat out ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation''. Bullet dodged by Chris Lambert, but his absence was keenly-felt.

Of course, he has done a variety of different stuff in his native tongue, usually romances. The thing which attracted him most to the
Connor [=McLeod=] in character was the ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' franchise and Franchise/{{Tarzan}} in ''Film/GreystokeTheLegendOfTarzanLordOfTheApes''. He has since starred in numerous fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller movies.

romantic element.

He was notably married to Creator/DianeLane from 1988 to 1994 six years and Creator/SophieMarceau from 2012 to 2014.for two years.


* SignatureLaugh: Christopher Lambert seems to have a signature laugh across multiple characters. As Connor Macleod (of clan Macleod) from ''Highlander'', he frequently used a dry, raspy "heheheh" sort of laugh, and then later used the same laugh as Lord Rayden in ''Mortal Kombat''.

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* SignatureLaugh: Christopher Lambert seems to have a signature laugh across multiple characters. As Connor Macleod (of clan Macleod) from ''Highlander'', he frequently used a dry, raspy "heheheh" sort of laugh, and then later used the same laugh as Lord Rayden Raiden in ''Mortal Kombat''.

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* 1987 ''Film/TheSicilian'' as Salvatore Giuliano

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* HandicappedBadass: His eyesight has steadily worsened since the '80s and he's physically unable to wear contact lenses, but still takes very physical roles.


* 1999 ''Film/{{Resurrection}}'' as John Prudhomme

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* 1999 ''Film/{{Resurrection}}'' ''Film/{{Resurrection|1999}}'' as John Prudhomme

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