Frank Langella

Frank Langella

Highest Rated: 95% Dave (1993)

Lowest Rated: 8% Body of Evidence (1992)

Birthday: Jan 01, 1938

Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

Frank Langella's status as one of the most highly regarded actors of the American stage was well-deserved, as his grand presence earned two Tony Awards by the time he was 30 years old. During his career of 75-plus stage plays and three dozen films, Langella, with his penchant for bold, romantic leads and chilly villains, was entrusted with such classic characters as Count Dracula, Sherlock Holmes and Cyrano de Bergerac. He favored period classics during his early years, but middle age found him more at ease in contemporary film drama, where he earned critical notice for "Dave" (1993), "Good Night and Good Luck" (2005), a portrayal of Richard Nixon that migrated from the West End to Broadway to movie screens in "Frost/Nixon" (2008) and a whimsical turn as an aging thief in the science fiction comedy-drama "Robot and Frank" (2012). Even as high profile film roles eventually brought the actor mainstream recognition, Langella maintained his residency in the world of professional thespians rather than being a Hollywood commodity.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% 91% The Trial of the Chicago 7 Julius Hoffman (Character) - 2020
45% 50% Youth in Oregon Raymond Engersol (Character) - 2016
83% 85% Captain Fantastic Jack (Character) $5.9M 2016
87% 83% All the Way Sen. Richard Russell (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 25% The Driftless Area Tim Geer (Character) - 2015
9% 24% Grace of Monaco Father Francis Tucker (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 14% Parts Per Billion Andy (Character) - 2014
70% 71% 5 to 7 Sam Bloom (Character) $116.4K 2014
80% 58% Muppets Most Wanted Beefeater Vicar (Character) $51.2M 2014
65% 75% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Pasha (Voice) $298.4K 2014
59% 65% Draft Day Anthony Molina (Character) $28.8M 2014
83% 50% Genius on Hold Narrator - 2013
38% 68% Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Chief Justice Warren Burger (Character) - 2013
28% 34% The Time Being Warner Dax (Character) - 2012
86% 75% Robot & Frank Frank (Character) $3.3M 2012
54% 55% Unknown Rodney Cole (Character) $63.7M 2011
55% 44% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Louis Zabel (Character) $52.5M 2010
35% 37% All Good Things Sanford Marks (Character) $578.4K 2010
44% 24% The Box Arlington Steward (Character) $15M 2009
93% 88% Frost/Nixon Richard Nixon (Character) $18.6M 2008
13% 19% The Caller Jimmy (Character) - 2008
57% 44% The Tale of Despereaux Mayor (Voice) - 2008
87% 70% Starting Out in the Evening Leonard Schiller (Character) $902.1K 2007
No Score Yet 33% The Novice Father Tew (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 67% Return to Rajapur Ned Bears (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 66% The Water Is Wide Superintendent (Character) - 2006
75% 61% Superman Returns Perry White (Character) $200.1M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet How You Look to Me Professor Driskoll (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 63% Now You See It... Max (Character) - 2005
93% 83% Good Night, and Good Luck. William Paley (Character) $31.5M 2005
10% 73% House of D Reverand Duncan (Character) $371.1K 2004
No Score Yet 58% Back in the Day Lieutenant Hudson (Character) - 2004
15% 76% Sweet November Edgar Price (Character) $25.2M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry Baby Lane Mr. Bennett (Character) - 2000
43% 42% Stardom Blaine de Castillon (Character) $10.6K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Summer Robert Denright (Character) - 1999
43% 57% The Ninth Gate Boris Balkan (Character) $18.7M 1999
No Score Yet 85% Alegria Fleur (Character) - 1999
40% 27% I'm Losing You Perry Needham Krohn (Character) $12.7K 1998
48% 45% Small Soldiers Archer (Voice) $55.1M 1998
68% 75% Lolita Clare Quilty (Character) $1.4M 1997
18% 36% Eddie Wild Bill Burgess (Character) $31.4M 1996
38% 40% Cutthroat Island Dawg (Character) $8.8M 1995
No Score Yet 54% Doomsday Gun Dr. Gerald Bull (Character) - 1994
36% 22% Junior Noah Banes (Character) $36.7M 1994
19% 60% Brainscan Detective Hayden (Character) $3.1M 1994
27% 31% Bad Company Vic Grimes (Character) $3.7M 1994
95% 72% Dave White House Chief of Staff Bob Alexander (Character) $61M 1993
8% 22% Body of Evidence Jeffrey Roston (Character) $13.7M 1992
32% 50% 1492: Conquest of Paradise Luis de Santángel (Character) $6.5M 1992
43% 26% True Identity Leland Carver (Character) $4.7M 1991
38% 33% And God Created Woman James Tiernan (Character) $393.6K 1988
17% 40% Masters of the Universe Skeletor (Character) $16.3M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liberty Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 22% The Men's Club Harold Canterbury (Character) $1.9M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 37% Sphinx Akmed Khazzan (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Lips, Those Eyes Harry Crystal (Character) - 1980
59% 58% Dracula Count Dracula (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 52% The Mark of Zorro Don Diego/Zorro (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 36% The Wrath of God Thomas De La Plata (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 33% The Deadly Trap Philippe (Character) - 1972
80% 77% Diary of a Mad Housewife George Prager (Character) - 1970
93% 63% The Twelve Chairs Ostap Bender (Character) - 1970

TV

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88% 88% Kidding Seb (Character) 2020 2018
96% 93% The Americans Gabriel (Guest Star) 2015-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2016 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet 10.5: Apocalypse Dr. Earl Hill (Character) 2006
65% No Score Yet Kitchen Confidential Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unscripted Unknown (Character) 2005
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Al Baker (Guest Star) 2003
30% 75% The Beast Jackson Burns (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mummies: Tales From the Egyptian Crypts Narrator 1996
90% 86% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Minister Jaro (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Story Jimmy Lewin (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Harry Tass (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jason and the Argonauts Unknown (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME: Kidding Sebastian (Character)

QUOTES FROM Frank Langella CHARACTERS

Ostap Bender says: It's sink or swim. I choose swim.

Warner says: "Life's a lot less complicated ever since I stopped hearing women talk"

Warner says: Life's a lot less complicated ever since I stopped hearing women talk.

Frank says: Can't you do that super fast?

Robot says: Some things take time, Frank.

Robot says: You should not drink those, Frank. It is not good for gout.

Frank says: I don't have gout.

Robot says: You do not have gout. Yet.

Count Dracula says: Forgive me, Doctor. I hate mirrors, They reflect man's vanity.

Count Dracula says: Listen to them, the children of the night. What sad music they make.

Count Dracula says: You needn't shout, Mr. Harker. You frightened me.

Count Dracula says: I don't drink wine.

James Reston Jr. says: David Frost: Are you really saying the President can do something illegal? Richard Nixon: I'm saying that when the President does it, it's *not* illegal! David Frost: I'm sorry?

David Frost says: Are you really saying the President can do something illegal?

Richard Nixon says: I'm saying that when the President does it, it's *not* illegal!

David Frost says: I'm sorry?

Louis Zabel says: "Good day, I'm okay, bad day, I'm okay. Quit bugging me about my feelings. They're irrelevant."

Louis Zabel says: Good day, I'm okay, bad day, I'm okay. Quit bugging me about my feelings. They're irrelevant.

Frank says: I would rather die eating cheeseburgers than live off of steamed cauliflower.

Frank says: [To son] That thing's gonna murder me in my sleep.

Frank says: [to son] That thing's gonna murder me in my sleep.

Boris Balkan says: You read from this book, but you have no conception of its true power. I alone have grapsed its secret, I alone have fathomed the master's grand design, I alone am worthy to enjoy the fruits of that discovery: absolute power to determine my own destiny!

Boris Balkan says: Mumbo-Jumbo, Mumbo-Jumbo

Boris Balkan says: Mumbo-Jumbo, Mumbo-Jumbo.

Reverend Duncan says: WHAT COLOR GREEN IS THAT?

Reverend Duncan says: What color green is that?

Tommy says: AL GREEN

Tommy says: AL GREEN.

Tommy says: Al Green.

Lewis Zabel says: "When you get to be my age you realize that growing old isn't for sissy's"

Lewis Zabel says: When you get to be my age you realize that growing old isn't for sissy's.

Jack Brennan says: The third part of the interview will be titled, "Nixon, the Man"

Jack Brennan says: The third part of the interview will be titled, 'Nixon, the Man.'

Richard Nixon says: As opposed to what, "Nixon, the Horse?"

Richard Nixon says: As opposed to what, 'Nixon, the Horse?'

Dawg Brown says: You plannin' to fight me with that little stick?

Morgan Adams says: No, Uncle. With this! [Morgan reveals a loaded cannon and lights it, aiming it at Dawg]

Morgan Adams says: Bad Dawg!

Skeletor says: YES! LET THIS BE OUR FINAL BATTLE!!!

Skeletor says: Yes! Let this be our final battle!

Skeletor says: Everything comes to he who waits. And I have waited so very long for this moment.

Skeletor says: I must possess all, or I possess nothing.

Skeletor says: People of Eternia! I stand before the Great Eye of the galaxy. Chosen by destiny to receive the powers of Greyskull! This inevitable moment will transpire before your eyes, even as He-Man himself bears witness to it. Now. I, Skeletor, am Master of the Universe! YES! Yes... I feel it, the power... fills me. Yes, I feel the universe within me! I am... I am a part of the cosmos! The power flows... Flows through me! Of what consequence are you now? This planet, these people. They are NOTHING to me! The universe is power! Pure, unstoppable POWER! and I am that force! I am that power! KNEEL BEFORE YOUR MASTER! Fool! you are no longer my EQUAL! I am more than man! MORE THAN LIFE! I... am... a... GOD! Now. You... will... KNEEEEEL! KNEEEEL!

Skeletor says: People of Eternia! I stand before the Great Eye of the galaxy. Chosen by destiny by the powers of Greyskull! This inevitable moment will transpire before your eyes, even as He-Man himself bears witness to it. Now. I, Skeletor, am Master of the Universe! YES! Yes. I feel it, the power... fills me. Yes, I feel the universe within me! I am... I am a part of the cosmos! The power flows. Flows through me! Of what consequence are you now? This planet, these people. They are NOTHING to me! The universe is power! Real, unstoppable POWER! and I am that force! I am that power! KNEEL BEFORE YOUR MASTER! Fool! You are no longer my EQUAL! I am more than man! MORE THAN LIFE! I am... a... GOD! Now. You... will... KNEEEEEL! KNEEEEL!

David Frost says: Are you saying that the president can do something ilegal?

David Frost says: Are you really saying the President can do something illegal?

Richard Nixon says: I'm saying that when the president does it, that means it's not ilegal

Richard Nixon says: I'm saying that when the President does it, it's *not* illegal!

David Frost says: I'm sorry?

Perry White says: Lois, Pulitzer Prizes are like Academy Awards, nobody remembers what you got one for, just that you got one.

Arlington Steward says: I hope you aren't playing detective. I have quite a few employees.

Stanford Marks says: She's never going to be one of us.

David Marks says: I know. Isn't that great?