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Question: Which actor was the best Count Dracula?
Bela Lugosi - 12 (63.2%)
Frank Langella - 0 (0%)
Gary Oldman - 2 (10.5%)
Leslie Nielson (Really?) - 1 (5.3%)
Christopher Lee - 3 (15.8%)
Frances Lederer - 1 (5.3%)
John Carridine - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 17

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« on: May 26, 2011, 12:05:16 PM »

My vote goes to Oldman. I thought those two depicted him well by the book's standards. Also I love those two actors. I thought Oldman matched the old paintings of the real Vlad Tepes III very well. He may have had silly hair as an old man but he still made me shiver.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011, 12:46:50 PM »

I just don't think there's any topping Bela.  

Pretty much when ever anyone thinks of Dracula, it's his version.  

And this gives ME and idea for a topic. 

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011, 12:52:26 PM »

I'll write in Max Schreck, even though his character wasn't called "Dracula." 

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 12:57:13 PM »

Bela Lugosi will always be Dracula in MY book. I also like Gary Oldman's Dracula. Thumbup



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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2011, 01:03:19 PM »

When did Anthony Hopkins play Dracula?
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2011, 01:36:08 PM »

When did Anthony Hopkins play Dracula?

Hopkins is old Dracula. Oldman is young.

Oldman played both
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2011, 01:46:14 PM »

When did Anthony Hopkins play Dracula?
Hopkins is old Dracula. Oldman is young.
Oldman played both

Correct... and he did a great job at that.
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2011, 01:56:40 PM »

I'm going to be the dark horse here, and throw in my own candidate.

Frances Lederer, from 1958's The Return Of Dracula. While not a world class movie, it was a very sinister one-off perfromance that in many ways may have influenced Dan Curtis to create Barnabas Collins for Dark Shadows.

Let's compare:

Both Bellac and Barnabas Collins were
relatives from "the old world", although Bellac was impersonating.

Both caused their family's wonder at their nocturnal preferences as opposed to daytime visits.  And last, both displayed very polite (though pointed) manners, and did\said just enough to convince their families of their legitimacy, though not w\o it's doubts.

Return Of Dracula isn't a great movie, but a very good one that deserves watching.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2011, 02:04:09 PM »

When did Anthony Hopkins play Dracula?

Hopkins is old Dracula. Oldman is young.

Oldman played both

Oops. He was Van Helsing. I misread something I can't believe that's Oldman under that makeup. He looks more like  Hopkins.
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2011, 02:13:23 PM »

Thanks for the inclusion of Frances Lederer, A.J.  You rock! Cheers
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2011, 03:35:48 PM »

Lugosi, no one else even comes close.
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2011, 04:48:17 PM »

 ns is vius.
But I would have included John Carradine. He is my 2nd favorite Dracula.
He played the Count in HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN,HOUSE OF DRACULA,BILLY THE KID VS DRACULA,VAMPIRA,and DRACULA'S LAST RITES.
Lee would be 3rd.
Jack Palance was a good Dracula as well.
And Lon Chaney Jr. was Dracula in the excellent SON OF DRACULA (1943).

Ask some one to imitate Dracula-they dont do Lee,Carradine or Oldman.
They do LUGOSI.

I can't imagine anyone doing this line but Bela-such eerie cadence...

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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2011, 05:29:47 PM »

Lugosi is in a class all by himself when it comes to Dracula.

But I must say I really enjoyed and was impressed by Jack Palance.
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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2011, 05:31:48 PM »

Nielson is the best at everything.
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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2011, 09:13:19 PM »

I couldn't even finish the Jack Palance DRACULA. 
Lugosi is the classic, but I still loved Gary Oldman's version, and he certainly matched the descriptions in the book better.  Incredible film.
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