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Know Your “That Guy”: Frank Langella

Frank Langella

Born: January 1, 1938

Number of Roles: 78

Best Known for Playing: Mysteriously creepy gentlemen who explain the twist/plot of films

First Appearance: Michael Romani on The Trials of O’Brien (1965)

Most Recent Appearance: Rodney Cole in Unknown (2011)

Notable Roles

  • Louis Zabel in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  • Arlington Steward in The Box
  • Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon
  • Perry White in Superman Returns
  • William Paley in Good Night, Good Luck
  • Boris Balkan in The Ninth Gate
  • Archer in Small Soldiers
  • Dawg in Cutthroat Island
  • Skeletor in Masters of the Universe
  • Count Dracula in Dracula (1979)

Fun Facts

  • Has played both Dracula and Sherlock Holmes (something only Christopher Lee and Richard Roxburgh have done)
  • Has won two Tony Awards
  • Skeletor is one of his favorite roles he’s done
  • He and Anthony Hopkins have both been nominated for Oscars for playing Richard Nixon

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