Frank Langella

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Frank A. Langella, Jr.
  • Birth Place: Bayonne, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/01/1940, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor
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Frank Langella Fast Facts:
  • Lost his New Jersey accent as a teenager by repeatedly listening to recordings of John Gielgud.
  • Prior to finding work as an actor, sang folk songs in coffee shops.
  • Won a 1975 Tony Award for his Broadway debut in Edward Albee's Seascape, in which he played a lizard.
  • Became known as a sex symbol for his lead role in Dracula, first on the Broadway stage and later in the 1979 feature film. 
  • Replaced Hugh Laurie as Daily Planet editor Perry White in 2006's Superman Returns.
  • Notably portrayed Richard Nixon in the play Frost/Nixon, first in 2006 in London's West End and then on Broadway, where his performance earned him a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actor.
  • Reprised his role of Richard Nixon in the 2008 film adaptation of Frost/Nixon, and earned his first Oscar nomination.
  • Frank Langella Relationships:
  • Whoopi Goldberg - Ex-significant Other
  • Frank Langella Sr. - Father
  • Ruth (Weil) Langella - Ex-wife
  • Frank Langella Awards:
  • 2007 Tony: Actor (Play) - Winner
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1975 Tony: Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) - Winner
  • 1978 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2012 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 2008 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming - Nominee
  • 1971 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actor - Nominee
  • 2008 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Nominee
  • 2002 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2004 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (BA in Drama, 1959)

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