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Frank Langella

Frank Langella as Skeletor in Masters of the Universe.
Birth name Frank A. Langella Jr.
Born January 1, 1940 (1940-01-01) (age 67)
Bayonne, New Jersey
Flag of United States United States
Notable roles Count Dracula in Dracula
Skeletor in Masters of the Universe
Perry White in Superman Returns


Frank A. Langella, Jr. (born January 1, 1938 or 1940) is an American stage and film actor. He has won three Tony Awards - two for Best Featured (Supporting) Actor in a Play (Edward Albee's Seascape (1975), Ivan Turgenev's Fortune's Fool (2002)) and one for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as Richard Nixon in Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon (2007). Langella was nominated for two other Best Leading Actor in a Play Tonys; first in 1978 for the Edward Gorey-designed revival of Bram Stoker's Dracula and again in 2004 for Stephen Belber's Match. Image File history File links Skeletor-1. ... Skeletor is a fictional character in the toy, cartoon, videogame, and comic book series Masters of the Universe (MOTU), where he is the arch-enemy of He-Man, and the main antagonist of MOTU. Proclaiming himself Overlord of Evil!, he is the greatest threat to present day Eternia. ... Masters of the Universe is a 1987 science fiction/fantasy film based on the toy line by the same name. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Seal of Bayonne Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... “Dracula” redirects here. ... Dracula is a 1979 horror/romance film starring Frank Langella as Count Dracula. ... Skeletor is a fictional character in the toy, cartoon, videogame, and comic book series Masters of the Universe (MOTU), where he is the arch-enemy of He-Man, and the main antagonist of MOTU. Proclaiming himself Overlord of Evil!, he is the greatest threat to present day Eternia. ... Masters of the Universe is a 1987 science fiction/fantasy film based on the toy line by the same name. ... Perry White is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics, and is the editor-in-chief of the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet. ... Superman Returns is a 2006 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Superman. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Edward Albee, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1961 Edward Franklin Albee III (born March 12, 1928) is an American playwright known for works including Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Zoo Story, and The Sandbox. ... Seascape may refer to: A photograph, painting, or other work of art which depicts the sea. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ivan Turgenev, photo by Félix Nadar (1820-1910) “Turgenev” redirects here. ... Bates and Langella on the poster for the 2002 Broadway production Fortunes Fool is a play by Ivan Turgenev. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Born 1919, in a house next to the companys factory in Worcester Road, Malvern, where his father, HFS Morgan, had established the business 10 years earlier. ... Frost/Nixon is a play by the British screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Abraham Bram Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912) was an Irish writer, best remembered as the author of the influential horror novel Dracula. ... Dracula is a 1924 stage play adapted by Hamilton Deane from the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker, and subsequently revised by John L. Balderston. ...

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Biography

Personal life

Langella, an Italian American,[1] was born in Bayonne, New Jersey to Frank A. Langella, Sr., a business executive,[2] and graduated from Syracuse University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama. He remains a brother of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... Seal of Bayonne Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private nonsectarian research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... Alpha Chi Rho (ΑΧΡ) is a mens collegiate fraternity founded on June 4th, 1895 at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut by the Reverend Paul Ziegler, his son Carl Ziegler, and Carls friends William Rouse, Herbert T. Sherriff and William A.D. Eardeley. ...


Career

Langella was best known early in his career for his success in the title role of the Broadway production of Dracula. In a recent interview, Langella commented that people (in fact, mostly men) always complimented him on the sexual energy of his stage performance as the Count, telling him, "Boy, did my wife make love to me that night!" after seeing him onstage. Despite his initial misgivings about continuing to play the role, he was persuaded to star opposite Laurence Olivier in the subsequent film version directed by John Badham. Langella reports that on his last day of shooting he hung the cloak on a costume rack firmly knowing he could never pick it up again for fear of being typecast. Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Dracula is a 1924 stage play adapted by Hamilton Deane from the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker, and subsequently revised by John L. Balderston. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Dracula is a 1979 horror/romance film starring Frank Langella as Count Dracula. ... John Badham (born August 25, 1939, UK) is a film director. ... The word typecasting (past participle typecast) can mean more than one thing: typecasting (programming) typecasting (acting) in acting This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


He went on to play Sherlock Holmes in an HBO adaptation (1981) of William Gillette's famous stage play. He repeated the role on Broadway in 1987 in Charles Marowitz's play Sherlock's Last Case. A portrait of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget from the Strand Magazine, 1891 Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable television network. ... William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes William Hooker Gillette ( July 24, 1853, Hartford, Connecticut; April 29, 1937, Hartford, Connecticut) was an American actor, playwright and stage-manager; recognized as one of the greatest actors in the history of the United States. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Charles Marowitz (born 1932) is an American writer, playwright and theatre director best known for the 1987 Broadway play Sherlocks Last Case starring Frank Langella. ...


For years afterward, Langella largely avoided acting film in order to seriously pursue theatre. He has done more film and television work in recent years after finding a niche; in 1993 he made a memorable three-episode appearance on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the devious Jaro Essa. He also appeared in a 2003 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and as a villainous pirate in the summer 1995 release Cutthroat Island. He picked up the Peter Sellers role in Adrian Lyne's remake of Lolita (which gave him a still-controversial frontal-nude scene, much to Langella's outrage and embarrassment). More recently, he appeared in George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) as former CBS chief executive William S. Paley and in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns (2006) as Daily Planet editor Perry White. Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Cutthroat Island is a pirate-themed action film starring Geena Davis and directed by her then-husband Renny Harlin, filmed in various locations around Malta. ... Richard Henry Peter Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English comedian, actor, and performer, who came to prominence on the BBC radio series The Goon Show and later became a film star. ... Adrian Lyne (born 4 March 1941 in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England) is an English filmmaker and producer. ... Lolita (1962) is a film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov. ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award- and two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star... Good Night, and Good Luck is a 2005 film by George Clooney about the conflict between journalist Edward R. Murrow and anti-communist Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... William S. Paley (1901-1990) This article is about the broadcast executive. ... Bryan Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American film director. ... Superman Returns is a 2006 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Superman. ... The Daily Planet is a fictional broadsheet newspaper that appears in Superman stories published by DC Comics. ... Perry White is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics, and is the editor-in-chief of the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet. ...


Langella is still best known as an accomplished stage actor, most recently appearing in Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon which received enthusiastic reviews during a run at the Donmar Warehouse and Gielgud Theatre in London before moving to New York's Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in April 2007. Langella has been announced to reprise his Tony award winning role as Richard Nixon in the upcoming film adaptation to be directed by Ron Howard. Peter Morgan (born April 10, 1963 in London) is an English Academy Award nominated screenwriter and playwright. ... Frost/Nixon is a play by the British screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan. ... The Donmar Warehouse is a small theatre in the Covent Garden area of the West End of London. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... For other people named Ron Howard, see Ronald Howard. ...


Filmography

Frost/Nixon is a play by the British screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... The big screen adaptation of the novel by Brian Morton follows a writer whose world is shaken when an ambitious graduate student convinces him that she can use her thesis to bring him back into the lit world spotlight. ... Superman Returns is a 2006 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Superman. ... Perry White is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics, and is the editor-in-chief of the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet. ... Good Night, and Good Luck. ... William S. Paley (1901-1990) This article is about the broadcast executive. ... {{{plural_taxon}}} Sweet William, Dianthus Barbatus, is a spring-blooming, herbaceous plant with clustered flowers and green, blue green or silver tapered foliage. ... For the Mark Goodson-Bill Todman game show, see Now You See It. ... The Novice is the second book in The Black Magician trilogy by Trudi Canavan. ... In House of D, which was David Duchovnys directorial debut, Duchovny plays an American artist living in Paris, who reminisces about growing up in Greenwich Village in the 1970s. ... Red Dragon is a 2002 thriller film, based on the novel of the same name written by Thomas Harris featuring the brilliant psychiatrist and serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. ... This article is about the 2001 film, for the article on the 1968 version, see Sweet November (1968 film). ... The Ninth Gate is a Spanish/French English-language mystery film based on the novel The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Lolita is a 1997 film directed by Adrian Lyne and was the second screen adaptation of the novel by Vladimir Nabokov. ... The Greatest Pharaohs was a 1996 History Channel documentary about Ancient Egypt narrarated by Frank Langella. ... Eddie is a 1996 movie about a woman, played by Whoopi Goldberg, coaching the last place New York Knicks. ... Cutthroat Island is a pirate-themed action film starring Geena Davis and directed by her then-husband Renny Harlin, filmed in various locations around Malta. ... Brainscan is a 1994 horror film starring Edward Furlong, Frank Langella, and T.Ryder Smith. ... Dave is a 1993 comedy-drama movie written by Gary Ross, directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Kevin Kline (in a dual role), Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley, and Laura Linney. ... Body of Evidence is a 1993 American erotic film directed by Uli Edel and written by Brad Mirman. ... 1492: Conquest of Paradise is a 1992 American/Spanish adventure/drama film. ... Masters of the Universe is a 1987 science fiction/fantasy film based on the toy line by the same name. ... Skeletor is a fictional character in the toy, cartoon, videogame, and comic book series Masters of the Universe (MOTU), where he is the arch-enemy of He-Man, and the main antagonist of MOTU. Proclaiming himself Overlord of Evil!, he is the greatest threat to present day Eternia. ... Dracula is a 1979 horror/romance film starring Frank Langella as Count Dracula. ... “Dracula” redirects here. ... The Mark of Zorro is the title of three films based on the novel The Curse of Capistrano by Johnston McCulley, which introduced the character of Zorro: The Mark of Zorro, a silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks released in 1920 The Mark of Zorro, a film starring Tyrone Power released... The Twelve Chairs is a 1970 film directed by Mel Brooks, starring Frank Langella, Dom DeLuise and Ron Moody . ... Ostap Bender as portrayed by Andrei Mironov, 1976 Ostap Bender (Russian: Остап Бендер; also Ostap-Suleyman-Berta-Maria-Bender-Bei, Bender-Zadunaysky, Ostap Ibragimovich) is a misanthropic[] con man and antihero who first appeared in the novel The Twelve Chairs (January 1928 - Russian: Двенадцать стульев), written by Russian writers Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov. ... Diary of a Mad Housewife is a 1970 film which tells the story of a frustrated housewife who takes a lover, but doesnt find satisfaction. ...

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Frank Langella - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (276 words)
Frank Langella (born January 1, 1940 in Bayonne, New Jersey) is an American stage and film actor.
Upon his last day of shooting, Langella reports that he hung the cloak on costume rack firmly knowing he could never pick it up again for fear of being typecast.
Frank Langella article at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki
Frank Langella (367 words)
Langella caught the acting bug when he was 11, after playing an elderly man in a school play on the life of Abraham Lincoln, and he went on to earn a degree in Theater from Syracuse University.
Langella made his film debut in 1970 with a supporting role in Diary of a Mad Housewife, and later that same year, scored a larger part in The Twelve Chairs, written and directed by Mel Brooks.
Langella was tapped to reprise his performance for a film version of {+Dracula released in 1979, but he was forced to tone down his unique take on the role for the screen, and what would have seemingly been the perfect screen vehicle for his talents became a critical and box-office disappointment.
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