Awesome / Bela Lugosi

  • The Atomic Supermen speech from Bride of the Monster. Only Lugosi could take such a ridiculous speech turn it into a Tear Jerker.
    • Not to mention that there were fears that he wouldn't be able to memorize such a long, complicated speech at his age and state of health. Lugosi ordered the crew to put the cue cards away and did the whole thing perfectly in one take, earning a standing ovation from the cast and crew.
  • His performance as Dracula. Not only is it a great role in itself, but in it he more or less single-handedly gave birth to the image of the vampire in the public mind, made the horror film a viable financial investment in the sound era, and saved Universal Studios from bankruptcy. So, To Kill a Mockingbird, Jaws, all those classic Universal horror films, they all owe their existence to Lugosi.
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