Frank Langella filmography and biography
Date of birth: 1 January 1938, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
Frank Langella biography
A stage and screen actor of extreme versatility, Frank Langella won acclaim on the New York stage in "Seascape" and followed it up with the title role in the Edward Gorey production of "Dracula." He repeated the role for the screen in Dracula and became an international star. Over the years he has done occasional films but prefers to concentrate n his first love, the legitimate theatre. His stage performance ranged from Strindberg drama ("The Father") to Noel Coward comedy ("Present Laughter"). He also appeared in several productions for the New York Shakespeare festival.
Frank Langella trivia
- Lived with actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg (separated in March 2001).
- He won an Obie Award in 1965 for "The Old Glory".
- He won a supporting Tony in 1975 for "Seascape".
- Won both Tony and Drama Desk awards as best featured actor in a Broadway play, in "Fortune's Fool," May/June 2002.
- Was one of the last actors cast for Masters of the Universe.
- Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award: as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic), in 1975 for Edward Albee's "Seascape," and as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play), in 2002 for "Fortune's Fool." He was also nominted for the Tony two other times as Best Actor (Play): in 1978 for "Dracula," a role he recreated with a different script in the film, Dracula, and in 2004 for "Match."
- Along with Christopher Lee (I) and Richard Roxburgh, one of the few actors to play both Dracula and Sherlock Holmes.
- Studied acting at Syracuse University with Larry Hankin and Carl Gottlieb (I)
- Won a Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for "Frost/Nixon" in 2007.
- Shares two roles with Lane Smith (I): President Richard Nixon and Daily Planet Editor Perry White.
- Requested to be uncredited for the role of Minister Jaro on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine because he did the show for his children not exposure or money.
- Frank is a Brother of Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity and belonged to the Phi Epsilon chapter at Syracuse University.
- He and Anthony Hopkins both received Oscar-nominations for portraying Richard Nixon. Hopkins is one day older than him, born on December 31, 1937.
- His date for the Oscars 2009 was his daughter Sarah.
- Considers the role of Skeletor in Masters of the Universe one of his favorite parts. He accepted the role as a gift to his children who were avid fans of He-Man, and despite an uncomfortable costume and make-up, found the character great fun to play.