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. 

17 comments:

Kati said...

But he did make history!

-Kati

Bob Bushell said...

He must have been a 'bad' actor.

Margaret D said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is interesting!

FilipBlog said...

I like to watch vampire movies like Dracula.

Greetings,
Filip

Pat Hatt said...

At least he had one memorable role

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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.

Christine said...

Interesting! Happy Halloween!

Adam said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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.

Al Penwasser said...

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

Jax said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Caro * said...

Very interesting. Dracula is a legend now :)

The Happy Whisk said...

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