For all of the actors who have donned the fangs and cape combo for the role of Dracula, none have been more iconic than the interpretation performed by Bela Lugosi. This performance alone helped Lugosi become one of the bigger names in Hollywood during the 1930s. At the height of
his fame, Lugosi became addicted to morphine and methadone. When producers noticed his heavy addiction, film offers for Lugosi quickly died down, and so did his career. Years later, he attempted a comeback via a string of films directed by Ed Wood, who helped Lugosi pay for a stint in rehab. Lugosi was clean, but it didn’t take long before he relapsed when his comeback flopped. A year later, Lugosi died of a heart attack.