Most people know that Bela Lugosi is the actor that played Dracula in the 1931 horror classic, Dracula.
In both Bram Stokers book and the movie Dracula is supposed to be from
Transylvania. But Lugosi is actually from . Hungary
What most people don’t know is that Lugosi help organize
National Trade Union of Actors, the world's first film actors' union. . He
was also a staunch supporter of the 1919 Hungarian Revolution that briefly
brought Bela Kun's
into power. Hungarian Soviet Republic
Because of his support for Kun, Lugosi had to sneak out of his country. He eventually ended up in the
, in 1921.
His portrayal of Dracula is usually considered a favorite of both that character and of vampires by most people even
He had a long career and joined with Ed Woods towards the end of his life. Woods was famous for his real bad movies and his cult classic, Plan 9 From Outer Space.