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Plot, Details & Awards

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Rated R for sexuality and horror violence.

R In Theaters 10/22/1996 , 130min.
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Plot & Details

Based on Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel, this film from Francis Ford Coppola and screenwriter James Victor Hart offers a full-blooded portrait of the immortal Transylvanian vampire. The major departure from Stoker is one of motivation as Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) is motivated more by romance than by bloodlust. He punctures the necks as a means of avenging the death of his wife in the 15th century, and when he comes to London, it is specifically to meet heroine Mina Harker (Winona Ryder), the living image of his late wife (Ryder plays a dual role, as do several of her costars). Anthony Hopkins is obsessed vampire hunter Van Helsing, while Keanu Reeves takes on the role of Jonathan Harker, and Tom Waits plays bug-eating Renfield. Bram Stoker's Dracula was the winner of three Academy Awards.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Eiko Ishioka Won
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup Michele Burke Won
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Thomas Sanders Nominated
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Effects Tom C. McCarthy Won
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Garrett Lewis Nominated
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Effects David E. Stone Won
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup Greg Cannom Won
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup Matthew Mungle Won

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