Friday, October 3, 2014

Gary Oldman


Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 American horror fantasy erotic drama film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. It stars Gary Oldman as Count Dracula, Winona Ryder as Mina Harker, Anthony Hopkins as Professor Abraham Van Helsing, and Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker.

Count Dracula (portrayed by Gary Oldman)
"I am the monster that breathing men would kill. I am Dracula."
 
Gary Oldman's Dracula brought to the the screen an elegant mixture of man and monster. He was ruthless, powerful, ancient and vengeful. Yet beneath all of that armor, he was still just a man who longed for and had lost everything (including his soul) for his one true love. Like Frank Langella's Dracula, Oldman was a seductive and charismatic aristocrat. His chivalry was as disarming as it was dangerous, for he was no less a monster regardless the form he wore. Which, by the way, was one of my favorite aspects of this film—Dracula was shown in all his glory. He was a rat, a bat, mist, a wolfman, and a creepy old woman in a red satin gown.

Perhaps one of the most brilliant parodies, ever...
Gary Oldman's Dracula (portrayed my Charles Montgomery Burns)

The Simpsons: Tapped Out ~ Mr. Burns as Count Dracula
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