Facts about Bela Lugosi

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Summary

Bela Lugosi was a famous Actor from Austria, who lived between October 20, 1882 and August 16, 1956.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 44 quotes who is written / told by Bela.

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Famous quotes by Bela Lugosi (44)


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"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"
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"My close-up was magnificent!"
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"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"
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"Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting"
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"People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants"
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"If my accent betrayed my foreign birth, it also stamped me as an enemy, in the imagination of the producers"
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"I've been using narcotics for 20 years"
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"I'll take any story if it's good"
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"I'll be truthful. The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me"
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"I'd like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting, down-to-earth person"
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"I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts for four years and emerged with a degree"
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"I never play without my cape"
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"I look in the mirror and say to myself, Can it be you once played Romeo?"
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"I have played Dracula a thousand times on stage and I find I have become thoroughly settled in the technique of the stage and not of the screen"
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"I have never met a vampire personally, but I don't know what might happen tomorrow"
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"I have lived too completely, I think. I have known every human emotion"
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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"
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"I enjoy my work. I haven't been an actor for 30 years without getting pleasure out of the profession"
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"I don't have a dime left. I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension"
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"Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he'd be a plumber or a bookkeeper or a salesman"
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"Death, the final, triumphant lover"
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"Circumstances made me the theatrical personality I am, which many people believe is also a part of my personal life"
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"Because of my language and the pantomime with which most Europeans accompany their speech, I was catalogued as a heavy"
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"Actors were exploited no less by the capitalist managers than they were by the state"
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"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"
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"You can't make people believe in you if you play a horror part with your tongue in your cheek"
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"Women have a predestination to suffering"
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"Without movie parts I was reduced to freak status. I just couldn't stand it"
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"When a film company is in the red they come to me. Always it is the same"
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"To win a woman, take her with you to see Dracula"
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"To portray a maniac offers a compelling challenge"
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"There was no male vampire type in existence. Someone suggested an actor of the Continental School who could play any type, and mentioned me"
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"The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic characters I was playing, but it was a success"
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"The stage is near and dear to me"
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"It was hell to go through what I went through. I didn't know I had so many friends. Many people gave a damn about my situation. They helped cure me"
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"It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom"
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"It took me years to live down Dracula and convince the film producers that I would play almost any other type of role"
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"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"
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"It is women who bear the race in bloody agony. Suffering is a kind of horror. Blood is a kind of horror. Women are born with horror in their very bloodstream. It is a biological thing"
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"In the studio the director controls the actor's every move, every inflection, every expression"
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"In making theories, always keep a window open so that you can throw one out if necessary"
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"In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy"
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"In Hungary acting is a profession. In America it is a decision"
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"If you are not serious, people will sense it"


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