Friday, October 31, 2014

Fact of the Day: Vampire Frankenstein

Bela Lugosi was the first actor to portray Count Dracula in a major motion picture. Legend has it that he was also offered the original role of Frankenstein's monster, but turned it down. A decision he may have later regretted as his career declined greatly in his later years. 

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  1. But he did make history!

    -Kati

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  2. That's interesting as I didn't know any of that.

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  3. I like to watch vampire movies like Dracula.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  4. At least he had one memorable role

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  5. Have you ever seen that great movie "Ed Wood" with Johnny Depp? Martin Landau has a great cameo as Bela Lugosi in his sad, declining years.

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    1. to be honest, that movie is the only reason I know who Bela Lugosi is. I saw it about four or five years ago.

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  6. He is, together with Gary Oldman, my favourite actors for this role. Kisses and happy spooky halloween :)

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  7. Reminds me of Tom Selleck turning down the role of Indiana Jones! Mistake. Happy Halloween Adam!!

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  8. Didn't Lugosi play the Frankenstein monster in another horror movie? Granted, Karloff was the best, but I'm thinking he did. Says the man too lazy to Google it.

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    1. I couldn't help myself..."Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman."

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  9. I guess he wanted for forever be known as Dracula! Happy Halloween :)

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  10. More than anyone else he formed the vision of Dracula as most people envision him.

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  11. Very interesting. Dracula is a legend now :)

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  12. We are big fans of his, in my family. Being he is Hungarian and Dracula on screen.

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