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Frank A. Langella Jr. (born January 1, 1938) is an American stage and film actor.
He has received four Tony Awards, two for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role as Richard Nixon in the play Frost/Nixon and as André in The Father, and two for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Edward Albee's Fortune's Fool. George Prager in Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), Count Dracula (1979), Derek Spence in Masters of the Universe (1987), Robert Nixon in Good Night (1993), and Richard Nixon in the film version of Frost/Nixon (2008), which earned him an Academy Award nomination.
In the FX series The Americans, Gabriel, the KGB handler for the lead characters, appeared in a recurring role.
Langella, an Italian American, was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, and the uncle of Angelina and Frank A. Langella Sr. (d. 1991), a Bayonne Barrel and Drum Company president. Langella attended Washington Elementary School and Bayonne High School in Bayonne. Since the family moved to South Orange, New Jersey, he graduated from Columbia High School in the South Orange-Maplewood School District in 1955 and then graduated from Syracuse University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama.
Langella appeared off-Broadway (in 1963 and Robert Lowell's The Old Glory in 1965, among other performances) before he made his first appearance in New York in Federico Garca's Yerma. He followed this career by appearing in William Gibson's A Cry of Players, portraying a young, highly fictionalized William Shakespeare opposite Anne Bancroft in 1968.
Langella was suggested by Bancroft to her husband Mel Brooks, who played him in a leading role in The Twelve Chairs (1970). He appeared in Frank Perry's Diary of a Mad Housewife the same year, and was nominated for the Most Promising Newcomer award. Langella earned his first Tony Award for his role in Edward Albee's Seascape in 1975, and he was nominated again for what may have been the role in which he was most well known in the early part of his career: the title role in the 1977 Broadway revival of Dracula. Despite his initial reservations about returning to play the role, he was compelled to appear opposite Laurence Olivier in John Badham's latest film version. He avoided the career of a traditional film actor by making the stage the center of his career, appearing in Strindberg's The Father (Tony Award nomination), Fortune's Fool, and Fortune's Fool, for which he received his second Tony Award.
Langella continued to juggle film and television with his stage appearance, appearing Sherlock Holmes in a 1981 version of William Gillette's Sherlock Holmes. In Charles Marowitz's play Sherlock's Last Case, he reprised his role on Broadway in 1987. In Masters of the Universe, the villain Skeletor was one of his favorite parts from the previous year. He co-starred in the film And God Created Women in 1988.
Jaro Essa, the devious Bajoran Minister, appeared on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 1993. He appeared in the political comedy Dave starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver last year. Along withUniversitatea Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, and Emma Thompson, he appeared as a supporting cast member of the Ivan Reitman comedy Junior. In 1994, he narrated the American Masters documentary about Tennessee Williams. Langella appeared in the comedy film Eddie, starring Whoopi Goldberg, with whom he was involved romantically until 2001. In the 1997 film version of Lolita, starring Jeremy Irons and Melanie Griffith, he also played Clare Quilty. In Roman Polanski's film The Ninth Gate, he appeared opposite Johnny Depp in 1999.
In 2000, Langella performed Ebenezer Scrooge in a musical version of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden. He has also appeared in notable off-Broadway productions, including in Robert Kalfin's title role in The Prince of Homburg, which was shot by PBS for the Theatre in America series. iary. In the 2008 Broadway revival of A Man for All Seasons, Sir Thomas More appeared as Sir Thomas More.
Langella appeared in "Dominance," a 2003 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and was also known as Pino in the 2005 short-lived sitcom Kitchen Confidential.
During a run at the Donmar Warehouse and Gielgud Theatre in London, Richard Nixon was cast opposite Michael Sheen opposite Michael Sheen before going to Broadway in New York's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in April 2007. Langella's third Tony Award for his role. In the 2008 Oscar-nominated film starring Ron Howard, he reprised his role as Nixon. Langella's appearance received a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Best Actor awards from the BAFTA. He was also nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actor category for the role, losing to Sean Penn's appearance in Milk.
Langella's film work includes roles in George Clooney's Good Night and Good Luck (2005), as former CBS chief executive William S. Paley, for which he was nominated for the Screen Actor Guild Award for Ensemble Cast. Perry White, a reporter for Bryan Singer's Superman Returns (2006), appeared in his first appearance as a staff reporter. In 2007 Langella's sensitive portrayal of an elderly novelist in Starting Out in the Evening received critical acclaim as well as the Boston Society of Film Critics Award. He appeared in The Box, a Richard Kelly film starring Cameron Diaz and James Marsden in late 2009.
Louis Zabel appeared in Oliver Stone's Money Never Sleeps, alongside Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, and Carey Mulligan. king a role in All Good Things, with Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst, he was also a supporter. Langella appeared in the drama thriller Unknown in 2011, opposite Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger. He received critical esteem for his role in the independent film Robot & Frank in 2012, with Rolling Stone magazine's Peter Travers calling his role "a masterclass in acting."
Langella starred as Chief Justice Warren E. Burger in Stephen Frears' HBO film Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, with Christopher Plummer playing Justice John Marshall Harlan. Langella appeared at the Minerva, Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, United Kingdom, in October and November 2013. In 2014, the play appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. In the film Draft Day, which also starred Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, and Dennis Leary, Langella appeared as Cleveland Browns owner Anthony Molina.
Langella appeared in FX's critically praised drama The Americans starred Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys in 2015. He appeared in seasons 3 to 5.
In 2016, he appeared in Doug Hughes' production of Florian Zeller's play The Father, which appeared in the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway. For his appearance, he received his fourth Tony Award. He appeared in Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen in the same year and was nominated with the ensemble cast for the Screen Actors Guild Award. Senator Richard Russell Jr. appeared in the HBO television film All the Way (2016) as Senator Richard Russell Jr., with Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson. Langella was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries nomination for his performance.
Langella appeared in Showtime's Kidding, starring Jim Carrey from 2018 to 2020. Michel Gondry, the show's executive producer, received rave reviews.
In Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7, he played Judge Julius Hoffman in 2020. The film follows the Chicago Seven, a group of anti-Vietnam War protesters convicted of plotting and crossing state lines in the hopes of inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Netflix unveiled it in September.
Langella was suspended from his position in The Fall of the House of Usher in 2022 after an investigation into suspected misconduct claims on set. Langella said to have been "canceled" in a guest column for Deadline, responding to his dismissal, debating allegations of inappropriate conduct and revealing his version of events.