First of all, I want to thank everyone for voting on my poll! There was a total of twenty-nine votes, with three for Kiefer Sutherland as David from The Lost Boys, three for Bela Lugosi as Dracula in the 1931 Dracula, two for Max Shreck as Count Orlock in Nosferatu, six for Christopher Lee as Dracula in the 1958 Dracula, four for Gary Oldman as Dracula in the 1992 Dracula, zero for Edward Cullen from the Twilight franchise, two for Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, seven for Eric from True Blood, one for Lina Leandersson as Eli in Let the Right One In, and one for Brad Pitt as Louis de Pointe du Lac in Interview With the Vampire:The Vampire Chronicles.
And the winner is…Eric Northman from HBO’s True Blood!!
The Vampire: Eric Northman
Eric is a thousand year-old viking-turned-vampire on the hit series True Blood. He owns a bar called ‘Fangtasia’ in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he works with his sassy progeny Pam, and constantly tries to woo Sookie Stackhouse, the local telepath, into his arms. Eric represents the bloodsucker that has long been forgotten by popular media today. Creatures of the night used to be ferocious killers who hid from the sunlight, drank blood, and occasionally ripped a poor soul to pieces. Eric Northman has restored the integrity of vampires, one bloody carcass at a time. Besides the bloodshed, he doesn’t eat food, he can’t go out in daylight, he cries blood, he can fly, and he can “glamour” people, a.k.a. the special hypnotizing act that some traditional vampires play on their victims. He also exudes maturity, as a vampire should. He doesn’t come off unsure of himself, stumbling on his words like an inexperienced child, which for some reason, some newer writers believe a vampire would. Instead, he oozes confidence, wisdom, and patience, just like any man who’s lived multiple lifetimes would. He’s also pretty easy on the eyes, which comes in handy for the millions of female viewers. True Blood returns on June tenth, 2012.
The Man: Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born in Götgatsbacken in South Stockholm, Sweden, on August 25, 1976. An actor since the age of eight, Alex appeared in various films and T.V. roles in Sweden throughout his youth. He gave up acting for about seven years due to being uncomfortable in the spotlight, joined the Swedish military, and attended college. After many moves to and from the U.S., he finally landed the role on True Blood after appearing in Zoolander and Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves. He speaks French, Swedish, and English, and was voted the sexiest man in Sweden five times. It’s ironic that he was on this poll with Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, because Gary Oldman is Alex’s favorite actor. His next film, Battleship, is set to come out in the summer of 2012.