: Played "Sir Thomas More" in "A Man for All Seasons", a play by Robert Bolt
(American Airlines Theater, New York City, New York, USA).
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[on aging as an actor, and having] ...the horrible and frightening revelation that in order to be good at what you do, you have to go deeper and deeper with each part and have to eviscerate yourself in a way that the man in the audience would never dream of doing. It may be that I keep doing it because I'm afraid to die. It may be that simple fact. The idea of saying, "I did this, I won that, I ...
Considers Masters of the Universe
(1987) one of his favorite movies. He accepted the role of "Skeletor" as a gift to his children - particularly his son, Frank A. Langella III - who were avid fans of the He-Man franchise. Despite an uncomfortable costume and make-up which left him barely recognizable, Langella found said character great fun to play.
Frequently plays leaders and authority figures