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Shadow of the Vampire (15-May-2000)

Director: E. Elias Merhige

Writer: Steven Katz

Music: Dan Jones

Producers: Nicolas Cage; Jeff Levine

Keywords: Horror, Vampire

An ambitious director's hiring of an actual vampire for a retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula produces disastrous results.

German director F. W. Murnau, driven to produce the most realistic retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula to date, brings his cast and crew to Czechoslovakia in 1922 to shoot Nosferatu. Murnau strikes a deal in secret with Max Schreck, an actual vampire, to play the lead, promising the film's drug-addled co-star to him at production's end as "payment". All proceeds smoothly until Schreck -- described to the rest of the crew as a gifted character actor -- begins acting out in a bad way, fostering a bloodlust leading to a number of horrific production-related "accidents".

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Willem Dafoe
22-Jul-1955   Last Temptation of Christ
Cary Elwes
26-Oct-1962   The Princess Bride
Eddie Izzard
7-Feb-1962   Bloke in a dress going on and on
Udo Kier
14-Oct-1944   Hans in My Own Private Idaho
John Malkovich
9-Dec-1953   Subject of Being John Malkovich
Catherine McCormack
1-Jan-1972   A Sound of Thunder


John Malkovich   ...   Murnau
Willem Dafoe   ...   Schreck
Cary Elwes   ...   Wagner
Aden Gillett   ...   Galeen
Eddie Izzard   ...   Gustav
Udo Kier   ...   Grau
Catherine McCormack   ...   Greta
Ronan Vibert   ...   Müller
Marja-Leena Junker   ...   Innkeeper's Wife
Sascha Ley   ...   Drunken Woman
Jean Claude Croes   ...   Murnau's Crew
Christophe Crompin   ...   Murnau's Crew
Graham Johnston   ...   Murnau's Crew
Orian Williams   ...   Murnau's Crew
Myriam Muller   ...   Maria
Sophie Langevin   ...   Elke
Nicholas Elliot   ...   Paul
Milos Hlavak   ...   Innkeeper
Derek Kueter   ...   Reporter 1
Norman Golightly   ...   Reporter 2
Patrick Hastert   ...   Reporter 3
Marie Paule van Roesgen   ...   Old Woman


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