About Bela Lugosi:
Béla Ferenc Dezs? Blaskó was a Hungarian-American actor, famous for portraying Count Dracula in the original 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films.
The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic characters I was playing, but it was a success.
If my accent betrayed my foreign birth, it also stamped me as an enemy, in the imagination of the producers.
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.
Death, the final, triumphant lover.
I don't have a dime left. I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension.
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.
I'll take any story if it's good.
Circumstances made me the theatrical personality I am, which many people believe is also a part of my personal life.
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.
In making theories, always keep a window open so that you can throw one out if necessary.
To win a woman, take her with you to see Dracula.
To portray a maniac offers a compelling challenge.
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.
The love-bite, it is the beginning. You will be irresistible.
People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants.
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.
I'll be truthful. The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me.
I'd like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting, down-to-earth person.
I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts for four years and emerged with a degree.
I never play without my cape.