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Bela Lugosi
October 20, 1882 - August 16, 1956
Nationality: Austrian
Category: Actor
Subcategory: Austrian Actor

Because of my language and the pantomime with which most Europeans accompany their speech, I was catalogued as a heavy.


There was no male vampire type in existence. Someone suggested an actor of the Continental School who could play any type, and mentioned me.


To portray a maniac offers a compelling challenge.


The former ruling class kept the community of actors in ignorance by means of various lies.


The screen magnifies everything, even the way you are thinking.


I never play without my cape.


My body grew hot, then cold. I tried to eat the bed sheets. My heart beat madly. Every joint in my body ached. When I took the cure they took it all away from me.


The love-bite, it is the beginning. You will be irresistible.


I have never met a vampire personally, but I don't know what might happen tomorrow.


I look in the mirror and say to myself, Can it be you once played Romeo?


I'll be truthful. The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me.


To win a woman, take her with you to see Dracula.


A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that millions will see his performance at one time, where only hundreds will see it on the stage.


It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more.


People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants.


If my accent betrayed my foreign birth, it also stamped me as an enemy, in the imagination of the producers.


I've been using narcotics for 20 years.


It took me years to live down Dracula and convince the film producers that I would play almost any other type of role.


The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic characters I was playing, but it was a success.


I don't have a dime left. I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension.


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