Lee grew to despise the role as he felt it overshadowed the rest of his career, but there’s no disputing his revitalizing the role, st least for the first couple of films. With his height and training in mine and dance, Lee certainly brought a physically to the role that was difficult to match. HORROR is a classic. He agreed to do the The Count for Franco after some reluctance because it was gong to be a much more faithful adaptation of Stoker’s novel, even though it didn’t end up being such. Kinski’s Renfield is superb.