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Daemon
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Béla Lugosi (1882)

Lugosi, a Hungarian-born US actor, is best known for his portrayal of Dracula in the Broadway stage production and subsequent film of Bram Stoker's classic vampire story. He appeared in the 1931 film version wearing minimal makeup and using his natural, heavily accented voice. Following this memorable performance, Lugosi found himself frequently typecast as a horror film villain. When Lugosi died in 1956, his son and fourth wife decided to bury him wearing what part of his Dracula costume? More...
Vit Babenco
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"Bela Lugosi's dead
The bats have left the bell tower
The victims have been bled
Red velvet lines the black box".

Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
Dialectrum
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I would love to get paid for having a heavily accented voice and a sharp nose.
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Real Dracula
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He lived in two centuries. Bela and Boris were a great team, I still enjoy watching them.
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I prefer paprikaWhistle
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A vampire called Bela?

OK I admit it, I read Twilight but only because every other bastard on the planet was reading it & I didn't want to be the only one not 'in the know'. It was crap!

I want to be buried in a cape too! Would a black coffin be too macabre?
GreenBanana
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Oh noes, not typecasting! Because he shouldn't be thankful he GOT a job unlike who the hell knows however many other Americans!
GreenBanana
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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
A vampire called Bela?

OK I admit it, I read Twilight but only because every other bastard on the planet was reading it & I didn't want to be the only one not 'in the know'. It was crap!

I want to be buried in a cape too! Would a black coffin be too macabre?

There are plenty of people on the planet in the English-speaking world alone who did not read Twilight. Nobody made you do it but yourself. At the very least, I hope you didn't pay for it.
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Amazing acting, fun characters, that's how I recall Béla. Hard to shed the Dracula image though if you were interested in other films.
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HE IS MY BLOOD RELATIVE.
NeuroticHellFem
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GreenBanana wrote:
NeuroticHellFem wrote:
A vampire called Bela?

OK I admit it, I read Twilight but only because every other bastard on the planet was reading it & I didn't want to be the only one not 'in the know'. It was crap!

I want to be buried in a cape too! Would a black coffin be too macabre?

There are plenty of people on the planet in the English-speaking world alone who did not read Twilight. Nobody made you do it but yourself. At the very least, I hope you didn't pay for it.


I got it from my second home, my local library.
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his expression send chills up my spine
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"No one actor ever exuded a greater aura of mystery than Bela Lugosi. With his tall stature, dark handsome features, piercing eyes and well-modulated Hungarian accent, the actor was very able to project the image of suave evilness. Unlike Lon Chaney, Sr., and Boris Karloff, who projected their genre roles mainly through the grotesque, Lugosi presented evil in well-mannered seductive ways, which certainly had an effect on the female portion of his audience. At one point in the mid-1930s Lugosi received as much fan mail from female admirers as did Clark Gable and this is doubly interesting since Lugosi worked mainly in horror films and at the time he was past 50 years of age. There can be no doubt that Bela Lugosi possessed more personal charisma than did his other counterparts, both before and since, in the horror film field, and while most of his genre outings were low-quality efforts, the actor himself is perhaps the most readily identifiable performer ever to make horror pictures."
Horror Film Stars
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McFarland 1981

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One of my all-time favorites. And I still enjoy those early flick that I first viewed some 70 years ago...
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