1. - Bela Lugosi, Dracula, 1931. Universal boss “Uncle Carl” Laemmle selected the German Hans Walter Conrad Weidt as the vampire, directed by Paul Leni. Then, Tod Browning took over. With the Hungarian Be'la Ferenc Dezso Blasko.
2. - Robert Morley, Marie-Antoinette, 1938. Having lost John Gielgud, Cedric Hardwicke and Charles Laughton, MGM's production chief Irving Thalberg was really getting desperate for a Louis XVI.