: 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 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.
He and Anthony Hopkins
both received Oscar nominations for portraying Richard Nixon
: Hopkins for Nixon
(1995) and Langella for Frost/Nixon
(2008). Although they were born in different years, Hopkins is only one day older than Langella as the former was born on December 31, 1937 while the latter was born on January 1, 1938.
Frequently plays imposing, menacing villains