Quotes by Bela Lugosi (Actor/Austrian).

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In Hungary acting is a profession. In America it is a decision.
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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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In the studio the director controls the actor's every move, every inflection, every expression.
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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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The actor depends wholly on himself. He gives his performance in what, to him, seems the most effective manner.
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To portray a maniac offers a compelling challenge.
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People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants.
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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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I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts for four years and emerged with a degree.
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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 stage is near and dear to me.
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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 enjoy my work. I haven't been an actor for 30 years without getting pleasure out of the profession.
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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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If you are not serious, people will sense it.
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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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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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I look in the mirror and say to myself, Can it be you once played Romeo?
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Women have a predestination to suffering.
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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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Death, the final, triumphant lover.
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Actors were exploited no less by the capitalist managers than they were by the state.
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The love-bite, it is the beginning. You will be irresistible.
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Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.
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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.
• Bela Lugosi

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