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Definition(s):

  • (n) United States film actor (born in England) noted for his performances in horror films (1887-1969)

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News

  • ‘The Exorcist’: still scary after 40 years

    For most of cinema’s history, the horror genre existed at the fringes of more popular fare. Universal Studios had much financial success with early monster films such as Dracula and Frankenstein, but great actors like Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff never received the accolades for their work in these films that they would have had they focused their talents on other projects. William Friedkin’s ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: San Antonio Current

Quotes

  1. "He was watching a lot of the guys who worked in special-effects makeup, Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff and myself," Perlman said. "Probably I was invited to be in 'Cronos' more as a kind of good-luck charm than because I was right for the movie....
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Ron Perlman Source: CNN International

  2. "Johnny and I had talked for years about old horror films and people like Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney and Peter Lorre and that kind of acting style which you don't see very much anymore, so we thought we would not only do a musical but do a kind of...
    on Dec 23, 2007 By: Tim Burton Source: Toronto Star

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