FRANK LANGELLA (Anthony Molina) has long been considered
among America's greatest stage and film actors. His career is a model of quality
and longevity, excelling in range, power and versatility.
In 2014 he will star in no less than six films. In addition to Draft Day,
there are: Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco, opposite Nicole Kidman; The Prophet,
as the voice of Pasha; Parts Per Billion, opposite Gena Rowlands; 5 to 7,
opposite Glenn Close; and the new Muppets Most Wanted, movie opposite Miss Piggy
and Kermit the Frog. He was most recently seen in HBO's Muhammad Ali's Greatest
Fight, opposite Christopher Plummer, directed by Stephen Frears. Prior to that
his film Robot & Frank was award-winning at Sundance, garnering excellent
reviews with critics and public alike; and in 2011 he starred on Broadway in
Terence Rattigan's "Man and Boy," earning him his 6th Tony nomination.
Langella made his film debut in 1970 in Diary of a Mad Housewife, and later
that year in the iconic Mel Brooks comedy The Twelve Chairs. He made his
Broadway debut in 1974 in Edward Albee's "Seascape," earning him the first of
his three Tony Awards. In 1977, he starred in the title role of a Broadway
revival of "Dracula," and his performance turned the production into an
unexpected hit. He reprised his role for the film version of Dracula, released
In the 1990s, he scored a breakthrough screen role in Ivan Reitman's comedy
Dave, followed by Adrian Lyne's Lolita and Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate,
while still remaining a frequent and distinguished presence in the New York
He has continued to work constantly on Broadway, winning his second Tony for
"Fortune's Fool" in 2003, and his third for "Frost/Nixon" in 2007. On film in
2005, he played William S. Paley in George Clooney's historical docudrama Good
Night and Good Luck, and then the Daily Planet's editor Perry White in the 2006
Superman Returns, directed by Bryan Singer.
In 2007, Langella earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his
starring role in Starting Out in the Evening. In the 2008 film version of
Frost/Nixon, he was honored with a Best Actor Academy Award nomination, as well
as Golden Globe and SAG Awards nominations, for his portrayal of disgraced
former president Richard Nixon in Ron Howard's big-screen adaptation of the
Broadway play. He was also seen in Oliver Stone's Wall Street 2: Money Never
He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2003. In addition to the
awards already mentioned, Langella has been honored with well over two dozen
acting nominations and wins, including Tonys, Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes,
Cable ACE Awards, Obies, and various critics' awards.
Langella recently returned to the stage in the title role of "King Lear" at the
Chichester Shakespeare Festival in England, and then at the Brooklyn Academy of
Music in New York.
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