: Played "The Captain" in "The Father", a play by August Strindberg
(Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, California, USA).
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6' 3" (1.91 m)
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[on his portrayal of Count Dracula on Broadway] I don't play him as a hair-raising ghoul. He is a nobleman, an elegant man with a difficult problem... a man with a unique and distinctive social problem: he has to have blood to live and he is immortal.
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 imposing, menacing villains