History Creator / BelaLugosi

30th Mar '16 1:46:05 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Bela Lugosi''' (October 20, 1882 -- August 16, 1956; born ''Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó'') was a Hungarian-born stage and screen actor mostly known for his work in horror movies, in particular the title role in the [[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} 1931 version]] of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''. Following this film's success, he suffered severely from type-casting and the limitations of his heavy native accent, and spent the vast bulk of his career eking out a living in various low-budget productions, culminating (if that is the word) in his work with director Creator/EdWood.

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'''Bela Lugosi''' Bela Lugosi (October 20, 1882 -- August 16, 1956; born ''Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó'') was a Hungarian-born stage and screen actor mostly known for his work in horror movies, in particular the title role in the [[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} 1931 version]] of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''. Following this film's success, he suffered severely from type-casting and the limitations of his heavy native accent, and spent the vast bulk of his career eking out a living in various low-budget productions, culminating (if that is the word) in his work with director Creator/EdWood.
3rd Mar '16 2:36:32 PM erforce
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'''Bela Lugosi''' (October 20, 1882 -- August 16, 1956; born ''Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó'') was a Hungarian-born stage and screen actor mostly known for his work in horror movies, in particular the title role in the [[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} 1931 version]] of ''{{Dracula}}''. Following this film's success, he suffered severely from type-casting and the limitations of his heavy native accent, and spent the vast bulk of his career eking out a living in various low-budget productions, culminating (if that is the word) in his work with director Creator/EdWood.

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'''Bela Lugosi''' (October 20, 1882 -- August 16, 1956; born ''Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó'') was a Hungarian-born stage and screen actor mostly known for his work in horror movies, in particular the title role in the [[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} 1931 version]] of ''{{Dracula}}''.''Literature/{{Dracula}}''. Following this film's success, he suffered severely from type-casting and the limitations of his heavy native accent, and spent the vast bulk of his career eking out a living in various low-budget productions, culminating (if that is the word) in his work with director Creator/EdWood.



* HeReallyCanAct: Even discounting ''Film/{{Dracula}}'', his performances in ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' and ''Film/TheBlackCat'' (among others) are proof that he really did have great talent.

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* HeReallyCanAct: Even discounting ''Film/{{Dracula}}'', ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}'', his performances in ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' and ''Film/TheBlackCat'' (among others) are proof that he really did have great talent.
6th Jan '16 11:28:41 AM Abberline1888
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Also rather well known for being [[Music/{{Bauhaus}} dead]]. It wasn't his idea, but he was buried in Dracula costume. A persistent urban myth holds that Creator/PeterLorre, joked at Lugosi's funeral that they should drive a stake through his heart just in case. In fact, Peter Lorre wasn't even at Lugosi's funeral.

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Also rather well known for being [[Music/{{Bauhaus}} dead]]. It wasn't his idea, but he was buried in Dracula costume. A persistent urban myth holds that Creator/PeterLorre, Creator/PeterLorre joked at Lugosi's funeral that they should drive a stake through his heart just in case. In fact, Peter Lorre wasn't even at Lugosi's funeral.
6th Jan '16 11:25:49 AM Abberline1888
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Also rather well known for being [[Music/{{Bauhaus}} dead]]. It wasn't his idea, but he was buried in Dracula costume. A persistent urban myth holds that Creator/PeterLorre, who attended the funeral, joked that they should drive a stake through his heart just in case. In fact, Peter Lorre wasn't even at Lugosi's funeral.

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Also rather well known for being [[Music/{{Bauhaus}} dead]]. It wasn't his idea, but he was buried in Dracula costume. A persistent urban myth holds that Creator/PeterLorre, who attended the funeral, joked at Lugosi's funeral that they should drive a stake through his heart just in case. In fact, Peter Lorre wasn't even at Lugosi's funeral.
6th Jan '16 11:25:03 AM Abberline1888
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Also rather well known for being [[Music/{{Bauhaus}} dead]]. It wasn't his idea, but he was buried in Dracula costume. Creator/PeterLorre, who attended the funeral, joked that they should drive a stake through his heart just in case.

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Also rather well known for being [[Music/{{Bauhaus}} dead]]. It wasn't his idea, but he was buried in Dracula costume. A persistent urban myth holds that Creator/PeterLorre, who attended the funeral, joked that they should drive a stake through his heart just in case.case. In fact, Peter Lorre wasn't even at Lugosi's funeral.



* GallowsHumor: It's been attributed, to quite a few people, that Creator/PeterLorre said at Lugosi's funeral; "Should we put a stake through him... just in case?"
12th Dec '15 7:10:30 PM Ilshan
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* {{Badass}}: Served in the Austro-Hungarian Army during WorldWarI as an officer in an alpine regiment. His battlefield wounds led to the painkiller addiction that plagued him for the rest of his life.
9th Nov '15 8:24:52 PM BobTanaka
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Though he almost exclusively played villain parts, his co-stars almost all agree that, despite his drug addiction and occasional diva behavior, Lugosi was a pleasant, sensitive man and a consumate professional.
14th Sep '15 2:29:00 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Bela Lugosi''' (October 20, 1882 -- August 16, 1956; born ''Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó'') was a Hungarian-born stage and screen actor mostly known for his work in horror movies, in particular the title role in the [[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} 1931 version]] of ''{{Dracula}}''. Following this film's success, he suffered severely from type-casting and the limitations of his heavy native accent, and spent the vast bulk of his career eking out a living in various low-budget productions, culminating (if that is the word) in his work with director [[{{Creator/EdWood}} Ed Wood]].

He worked on several occasions with/was overshadowed by [[{{Creator/BorisKarloff}} Boris Karloff]]. He managed to make a sort of comeback in death, however, when Martin Landau won an Oscar for his brilliant potrayal of Lugosi in [[{{Creator/TimBurton}} Tim Burton]]'s 1994 film ''Film/EdWood''.

Other notable or infamous movies in which he appeared: ''Film/WhiteZombie'', ''Film/MurdersInTheRueMorgue'', ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'', ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' (as Ygor, generally regarded as one of his best performances), ''Film/TheGhostOfFrankenstein'', ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'', ''Film/GlenOrGlenda'' and ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''. He also had a supporting role in the classic Creator/GretaGarbo comedy ''[[{{Film/Ninotchka}} Ninotchka]]'', and many ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' fans will also remember him from the serial ''The Phantom Creeps'' ([[MemeticMutation "Zees vill zimplify everytink!"]]), as well as the movie ''Film/BrideOfTheMonster'' ([[MemeticMutation "He tampered in God's domain"]]).

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'''Bela Lugosi''' (October 20, 1882 -- August 16, 1956; born ''Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó'') was a Hungarian-born stage and screen actor mostly known for his work in horror movies, in particular the title role in the [[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} 1931 version]] of ''{{Dracula}}''. Following this film's success, he suffered severely from type-casting and the limitations of his heavy native accent, and spent the vast bulk of his career eking out a living in various low-budget productions, culminating (if that is the word) in his work with director [[{{Creator/EdWood}} Ed Wood]].Creator/EdWood.

He worked on several occasions with/was overshadowed by [[{{Creator/BorisKarloff}} Boris Karloff]]. Creator/BorisKarloff. He managed to make a sort of comeback in death, however, when Martin Landau won an Oscar for his brilliant potrayal portrayal of Lugosi in [[{{Creator/TimBurton}} Tim Burton]]'s Creator/TimBurton's 1994 film ''Film/EdWood''.

Other notable or infamous movies in which he appeared: ''Film/WhiteZombie'', ''Film/MurdersInTheRueMorgue'', ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'', ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' (as Ygor, generally regarded as one of his best performances), ''Film/TheGhostOfFrankenstein'', ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'', ''Film/GlenOrGlenda'' and ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''. He also had a supporting role in the classic Creator/GretaGarbo comedy ''[[{{Film/Ninotchka}} Ninotchka]]'', ''Film/{{Ninotchka}}'', and many ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' fans will also remember him from the serial ''The Phantom Creeps'' ([[MemeticMutation "Zees vill zimplify everytink!"]]), as well as the movie ''Film/BrideOfTheMonster'' ([[MemeticMutation "He tampered in God's domain"]]).
25th May '15 6:01:49 AM BobTanaka
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* HeReallyCanAct: Even discounting ''Film/{{Dracula}}'', his performances in ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' and ''Film/TheBlackCat'' (among others) are proof that he really did have great talent.
28th Mar '15 12:32:51 AM Menshevik
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Lugosi's most notable film role before moving to America is probably that of Chingachgook in the 1920 silent two-parter ''[[Literature/TheLeatherstockingTales Lederstrumpf]]''.
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