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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Actor
Nation: Austrian
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If my accent betrayed my foreign birth, it also stamped me as an enemy, in the imagination of the producers.

Tags: Betrayed, Birth, Enemy

If you are not serious, people will sense it.

Tags: Sense, Serious

In Hungary acting is a profession. In America it is a decision.

Tags: Acting, America, Decision

In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy.

Tags: Career, Law, Philosophy

In making theories, always keep a window open so that you can throw one out if necessary.

Tags: Keep, Making, Open

In the studio the director controls the actor's every move, every inflection, every expression.

Tags: Actor, Expression, Move

It took me years to live down Dracula and convince the film producers that I would play almost any other type of role.

Tags: Almost, Film, Took

It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom.

Tags: Hard, Small, Work

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.

Tags: Friends, Hell, Situation

Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.

Tags: Acting, Enthusiasm, Price

My close-up was magnificent!

Tags: Done, Partial, Stage

The actor depends wholly on himself. He gives his performance in what, to him, seems the most effective manner.

Tags: Actor, Him, Himself

The former ruling class kept the community of actors in ignorance by means of various lies.

Tags: Ignorance, Lies, Means

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.

Tags: Keep, Took, Worked

The screen magnifies everything, even the way you are thinking.

Tags: Screen, Thinking

The stage is near and dear to me.

Tags: Dear, Near, Stage

The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic characters I was playing, but it was a success.

Tags: Change, Romantic, Success

There was no male vampire type in existence. Someone suggested an actor of the Continental School who could play any type, and mentioned me.

Tags: Actor, School, Someone

To portray a maniac offers a compelling challenge.

Tags: Challenge, Compelling, Maniac

When a film company is in the red they come to me. Always it is the same.

Tags: Company, Film, Red

Without movie parts I was reduced to freak status. I just couldn't stand it.

Tags: Freak, Movie, Stand

Women have a predestination to suffering.

Tags: Suffering, Women

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.

Tags: Away, Body, Heart
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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.

Tags: Deep, Pretty, Truth

I have never met a vampire personally, but I don't know what might happen tomorrow.

Tags: Happen, Might, Tomorrow

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.

Tags: Cry, Love, Women

You can't make people believe in you if you play a horror part with your tongue in your cheek.

Tags: Cheek, Horror, Tongue

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.

Tags: Blood, Suffering, Women

People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants.

Tags: Afraid, Ants, Monotony

To win a woman, take her with you to see Dracula.

Tags: Her, Win, Woman

Death, the final, triumphant lover.

Tags: Death, Final, Lover

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.

Tags: Actor, Knowledge, Time

I never play without my cape.

Tags: Cape

I'll be truthful. The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me.

Tags: Paycheck, Truthful, Weekly

The love-bite, it is the beginning. You will be irresistible.

Tags: Beginning

Actors were exploited no less by the capitalist managers than they were by the state.

Tags: Less, Managers, State

Because of my language and the pantomime with which most Europeans accompany their speech, I was catalogued as a heavy.

Tags: Heavy, Language, Speech

Circumstances made me the theatrical personality I am, which many people believe is also a part of my personal life.

Tags: Life, Personal, Theatrical

Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he'd be a plumber or a bookkeeper or a salesman.

Tags: Actor, Else, Mad

I don't have a dime left. I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension.

Tags: Food, Friends, Small

I enjoy my work. I haven't been an actor for 30 years without getting pleasure out of the profession.

Tags: Enjoy, Getting, Work

I have lived too completely, I think. I have known every human emotion.

Tags: Emotion, Human, Known

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.

Tags: Become, Stage, Times

I look in the mirror and say to myself, Can it be you once played Romeo?

Tags: Mirror, Once, Played

I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts for four years and emerged with a degree.

Tags: Arts, Degree, Four

I'd like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting, down-to-earth person.

Tags: Quit, Roles

I'll take any story if it's good.

Tags: Good, Story

I've been using narcotics for 20 years.

Tags: Narcotics, Using