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Frank Langella


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 (1979) and became an international star. Over the years, he has done occasional films but prefers to ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet
Pasha (voice)
 2014 5 to 7
Sam
 2014/I Draft Day
Anthony Molina
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted
Beefeater Vicar
 2014 Noah
Og (voice)
 2011 The Miraculous Year (TV Movie)
Alex Segal
 2011/I Unknown
Rodney Cole
 2010 Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf (TV Movie)
 2009 Christmas Eve: Alaska (Short)
Bill Benson
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Mayor (voice)
 2008 The Caller
Jimmy
 2006 The Novice
Father Tew
 2006 Return to Rajapur
Ned Bears
 2006 10.5: Apocalypse (TV Movie)
Dr. Earl Hill
 2006 The Water Is Wide (TV Movie)
Superintendent
 2006 Capitol Law (TV Movie)
Managing Partner
 2005-2006 Kitchen Confidential (TV Series)
Pino
- The Robbery (2006) ... Pino
- Let's Do Brunch (2006) ... Pino
- Aftermath (2005) ... Pino
 2005 Back in the Day
Lieutenant Hudson
 2005 How You Look to Me
Professor Driskoll
 2005 Now You See It... (TV Movie)
Max
 2004 Breaking the Fifth
Godfrey Winters
 2003 111 Gramercy Park (TV Movie)
William
 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Al Baker
- Dominance (2003) ... Al Baker
 2002 Red Dragon
Voice of the Dragon (scenes deleted)
 2000 Cry Baby Lane (TV Movie)
Mr. Bennett
 2000 Stardom
Blaine De Castillon
 2000 Jason and the Argonauts (TV Movie)
Aertes
 2000 Innocents
Robert Denright
 1999 Kilroy (TV Movie)
Goddard Fulton
 1999 Alegría
Fleur
 1998 I'm Losing You
Perry Needham Krohn
 1998 Small Soldiers
Archer (voice)
 1995 Cutthroat Island
Dawg
 1995 Moses (TV Movie)
Mermefta
 1995 Bad Company
Vic Grimes
 1994 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
 1994 Junior
Noah Banes
 1994 Doomsday Gun (TV Movie)
Dr. Gerald Bull
 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Minister Jaro
- The Siege (1993) ... Minister Jaro (uncredited)
- The Circle (1993) ... Minister Jaro (uncredited)
- The Homecoming (1993) ... Minister Jaro (uncredited)
 1993 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
- Episode #2.23 (1993)
 1993 Body of Evidence
Jeffrey Roston
 1993 Monkey House (TV Series)
Dr. Frankel
- Fortitude (1993) ... Dr. Frankel
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
John Wilkes Booth (voice)
 1991 True Identity
Leland Carver
 1990 The Magic Balloon (Short)
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Paradise
- Dr. Paradise (1988) ... Dr. Paradise
 1988 And God Created Woman
James Tiernan
 1986 The Men's Club
Harold Canterbury
 1983 I, Leonardo: A Journey of the Mind (TV Movie)
Leonardo
 1981 Sphinx
Akmed Khazzan
 1980 Those Lips, Those Eyes
Harry Crystal
 1974 The Mark of Zorro (TV Movie)
Don Diego / Zorro
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Jimmy Lewin
- When the Girls Came Out to Play (1973) ... Jimmy Lewin
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Harry Tass
- Silent Target (1973) ... Harry Tass
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Carey
- Friends in High Places (1973) ... Carey
 1972 The Wrath of God
Thomas De La Plata
 1971 The Deadly Trap
Philippe
 1969 The Choice (TV Movie)
 1967 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
- Benito Cereno (1967)
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Michael Romani
- How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? (1965) ... Michael Romani
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Passion (1983). Written by Peter Nichols. Directed by Marshall W. Mason. Longacre Theatre: 15 May 1983- 8 Aug 1983 (97 performances + 10 previews that began on 7 May 1983). Cast: Cathryn Damon (as Eleanor"), Frank Langella (as "Jim"), Stephanie Gordon (as "Agnes"), Bob Gunton (as "James"), Roxanne Hart (as "Kate"), E. Katherine... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

There are certain animals in the jungle that you watch, and I like to be one of those. There are other animals about whom you say: "Oh, was he in the play? I didn't notice.". I want to be one of the animals you watch. Once I walk out there [on stage] it only matters that I viscerally and emotionally move you. That's my game. My job is to take you right to the edge of every emotion that is ... See more »

Trivia:

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 nominated 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 (1979), and in 2004 for "Match". See more »

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Frequently plays imposing, menacing villains See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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