The stage is near and dear to me.
The former ruling class kept the community of actors in ignorance by means of various lies.
Of all the roles I’ve done on the stage, I’m partial to Cyrano de Bergerac.
It took me years to live down Dracula and convince the film producers that I would play almost any other type of role.
In the studio the director controls the actor’s every move, every inflection, every expression.
Without movie parts I was reduced to freak status. I just couldn’t stand it.
When a film company is in the red they come to me. Always it is the same.
The screen magnifies everything, even the way you are thinking.
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.
Circumstances made me the theatrical personality I am, which many people believe is also a part of my personal life.
Actors were exploited no less by the capitalist managers than they were by the state.
You can’t make people believe in you if you play a horror part with your tongue in your cheek.
I have lived too completely, I think. I have known every human emotion.
The actor depends wholly on himself. He gives his performance in what, to him, seems the most effective manner.
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.