Johnny Depp's latest movie, Dark Shadows, is out in theaters, and in it the actor plays a role almost as old as film itself: vampire.

His character, Barnabas Collins, is a man who was transformed into a vampire in the 18th century, put to sleep, and later wakes up in 1970s America.

Depp joins a long list of actors who have played vampires. Thanks to the popularity of television shows such as HBO's True Blood and the CW's The Vampire Diaries, as well as films such as the Twilight series, vampires are a hotter commodity than ever.

Here are actors who have played vampires. Who wears the fangs best?