Death, the final, triumphant lover.
Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he'd be a plumber or a bookkeeper or a salesman.
I don't have a dime left. I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension.
I enjoy my work. I haven't been an actor for 30 years without getting pleasure out of the profession.
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.
I have lived too completely, I think. I have known every human emotion.
I have never met a vampire personally, but I don't know what might happen tomorrow.
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.
I look in the mirror and say to myself, Can it be you once played Romeo?
I never play without my cape.
I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts for four years and emerged with a degree.
I'd like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting, down-to-earth person.
I'll be truthful. The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me.
I've been using narcotics for 20 years.
If my accent betrayed my foreign birth, it also stamped me as an enemy, in the imagination of the producers.
If you are not serious, people will sense it.
In Hungary acting is a profession. In America it is a 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.
In making theories, always keep a window open so that you can throw one out if necessary.
In the studio the director controls the actor's every move, every inflection, every expression.
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.
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.
It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom.
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.
People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants.