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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 19 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet
Pasha (voice)
 2014 5 to 7
 2014/I Draft Day
Anthony Molina
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted
Beefeater Vicar
 2014 Noah
Og (voice)
 2011/I Unknown
Rodney Cole
 2009 Christmas Eve: Alaska (Short)
Bill Benson
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Mayor (voice)
 2008 The Caller
 2006 The Novice
Father Tew
 2006 Return to Rajapur
Ned Bears
 2005 Back in the Day
Lieutenant Hudson
 2005 How You Look to Me
Professor Driskoll
 2004 Breaking the Fifth
Godfrey Winters
 2002 Red Dragon
Voice of the Dragon (scenes deleted)
 2000 Stardom
Blaine De Castillon
 2000 Innocents
Robert Denright
 1999 Alegría
 1998 I'm Losing You
Perry Needham Krohn
 1998 Small Soldiers
Archer (voice)
 1995 Cutthroat Island
 1995 Bad Company
Vic Grimes
 1994 Junior
Noah Banes
 1993 Body of Evidence
Jeffrey Roston
 1991 True Identity
Leland Carver
 1990 The Magic Balloon (Short)
 1988 And God Created Woman
James Tiernan
 1986 The Men's Club
Harold Canterbury
 1981 Sphinx
Akmed Khazzan
 1980 Those Lips, Those Eyes
Harry Crystal
 1972 The Wrath of God
Thomas De La Plata
 1971 The Deadly Trap
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Opens in the lead role of Shakespeare's "King Lear" at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. Is reprising the role he played in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of "King Lear" in England in fall 2013. See more »

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6' 3" (1.91 m)

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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 »


Studied acting at Syracuse University with Larry Hankin and Carl Gottlieb. See more »


Frequently plays leaders and authority figures See more »

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