Most portrayed literary character in film
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As of August 2015, Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula has been portrayed in a total of 538 films (both cinema releases and TV films) – more than any other literary character. This puts him a long way ahead of his closest literary character rival, Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, with 299 appearances as of the same date. Although Dracula is usually thought to have gained popularity as a screen character following his portrayal by Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931), the character had actually already racked up seven appearances by that point, the first being in Den Dødes Halsbaand ("Necklace of the Dead"), a Danish production from 1910.