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Bela Lugosi

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“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.”

 

Biography

At the peak of his career in the early ‘30s, actor Bela Lugosi was the screen’s most notorious personification of evil; the most famous and enduring Dracula, he helped usher in an era of new popularity for the horror genre, only to see his own fame quickly evaporate. Béla Ferenc Dezsõ Blaskó was born in Lugos, Hungary, on October 20, 1882. After seeing a touring repertory company as they passed through town, he became fascinated by acting, and began spending all of his time mounting his own dramatic productions with the aid of other children. Upon the death of his father in 1894, Lugosi apprenticed as a miner, later working on the railroad. His first professional theatrical job was as a chorus boy in an operetta, followed by a stint at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts. By 1901, he was a leading actor with Hungary’s Royal National Theatre, and around 1917 began appearing in films (sometimes under the name Arisztid Olt) beginning with A Régiséggyüjtö.
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MrHappyFarts

28Oct13

"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make." Holy shit...

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atpgaga

19Nov12

So much <3 <3 <3

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Amadeus Magnus

12May11

One Body Too Many (1944) is a nice whodunit parody.

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Matthijs

28Apr11

love the eyes :D