Frank A. Langella Jr. (born January 1, 1938) is a prolific American stage and film actor.He has won four Tony Awards, two for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as Richard Nixon in the play Frost/Nixon and for his role as André in The Father, and two for Best Featured Actor in a Play for the role of Leslie in Edward Albee's Seascape and for his role as Flegont Alexandrovitch Tropatchov in Ivan Turgenev's Fortunes Fool.Additionally, Langella has won two Obie Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film production of Frost/Nixon.
He Appeared in:
- Dracula (1979)
- Masters of the Universe
- 1492: Conquest of Paradise
- Body of Evidence
- Cutthroat Island
- Small Soldiers
- The Ninth Gate
- Good Night, and Good Luck.
- Superman Returns
- The Tale of Despereaux
- The Box
- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
- Unknown (2011)
- Robot and Frank
- Muppets Most Wanted
- Draft Day
- Marcus Welby MD
- The Mark of Zorro (television film)
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
- Jason and the Argonauts (television film)
- Cry Baby Lane (television film)
- Law & Order: SVU
- Kitchen Confidential
- 10.5: Apocalypse
- The Americans
- All the Way
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- The Tempest
- Sherlock Holmes
- After the Fall
- Cyrano de Bergerac
- A Christmas Carol
- King Lear
- Awesome, Dear Boy: The reason why he participated in * Masters of the Universe, with a dash of So My Kids Can Watch. Despite the movie's general dodginess, he's generally considered as the very best part of it.
- Badass Baritone: He has a deep voice, so this naturally applies to all his characters.
- Bald of Awesome: He starts losing his hair in his elder years, but he continues to play awesome characters.
- Chewing the Scenery: If he wants to, he can be very theatrical with his characters.
- The Rival: Mainly for playing the same roles.
- He and Anthony Hopkins both received Oscar nominations for portraying Richard Nixon: Langella for Frost/Nixon in 2008, and Hopkins for Nixon in 1995. Both have also played the titular Zorro: Langella on The Mark of Zorro in 1974, and Hopkins on The Mask of Zorro'' in 1998.
- He is one of the few actors to play both Dracula and Sherlock Holmes along with Christopher Lee and Richard Roxburgh.
- He has two roles in common with Duncan Regehr: Both have also played the titular Zorro: Langella on The Mark of Zorro in 1974, while Regehr played him in a 1990 TV series. He and Langella also played Count Dracula: Langella in Dracula (1979), and Regehr in The Monster Squad. Both actors also played Bajoran politicians in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
- Role Reprisal:
- Rule of Sean Connery: If he's in something, chances are that he'll be the best part of it.
- Shakespearean Actors: A multi-time Tony winner, he has appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, and King Lear. He also played William Shakespeare himself in A Cry Of Players.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Most definitely in his 70's heyday. Standing 6'3" does help quite a bit.