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

The actor depends wholly on himself. He gives his performance in what, to him, seems the most effective manner.


In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy.


I'd like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting, down-to-earth person.


Circumstances made me the theatrical personality I am, which many people believe is also a part of my personal life.


Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.


My close-up was magnificent!


The role seemed to demand that I keep myself worked up to fever pitch, so I took on the actual attributes of the horrible vampire, Dracula.


If you are not serious, people will sense it.


I guess I'm pretty much of a lone wolf. I don't say I don't like people at all, but, to tell you the truth, I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds.


Actors were exploited no less by the capitalist managers than they were by the state.


In making theories, always keep a window open so that you can throw one out if necessary.


It was hell to go through what I went through. I didn't know I had so many friends. Many people gave a damn about my situation. They helped cure me.


It is women who bear the race in bloody agony. Suffering is a kind of horror. Blood is a kind of horror. Women are born with horror in their very bloodstream. It is a biological thing.


Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he'd be a plumber or a bookkeeper or a salesman.


Without movie parts I was reduced to freak status. I just couldn't stand it.


In the studio the director controls the actor's every move, every inflection, every expression.


Of all the roles I've done on the stage, I'm partial to Cyrano de Bergerac.


Women have a predestination to suffering.


I'll take any story if it's good.


In Hungary acting is a profession. In America it is a decision.


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