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Frank Langella has long been considered among America’s greatest actors. He was nominated for the Oscar, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as the disgraced former President of the United States in Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon. Other acclaimed performances include those in Stephen FrearsMuhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight for HBO Films, Jake Schreier’s Robot and Frank, Andrew Wagner’s Starting Out in the Evening (for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination), Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, as “Perry White” in Superman Returns, Roman Polanski’s The Ninth Gate, Ivan Reitman’s Dave and Draft Day, Adrian Lyne’s Lolita, as “William Paley” in George Clooney’s Good Night and Good Luck, and as the title role in John Badham’s Dracula. (Continue Reading)

Frank was recently seen in Jay Roach’s All the Way, playing “Senator Richard Russell” opposite Bryan Cranston for HBO Films, Captain Fantastic opposite Viggo Mortensen, the Emmy nominated F/X series The Americans, and on the acclaimed comedy series Kidding opposite Jim Carrey and Catherine Keener for Showtime.

Frank is the recipient of 4 Tony Awards and 7 Tony nominations. He won most recently for The Father, for which he also received a Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. Before that, his performance as King Lear in 2013 was unanimously praised both in London at the Chichester Shakespeare Festival and in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2003.

Frank Langella: Latest Acting News & Tips

Paul Rudd: “Theatre is the best way for an actor to improve”

As funny of a guy as Paul Rudd is, when he takes the lead in a film the box office isn’t always there. His last three starring roles — Wanderlust, Our Idiot Brother, and How Do You Know — all underperformed. So it’s a good thing that Rudd is more than just a movie actor, since he is making a return to Broadway after several years in movies to star in Grace alongside Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, and Ed Asner.

Frank Langella on Acting Against a Robot: “It wasn’t difficult… I have acted opposite actors, who, no matter what you do, do not change a flicker of their performance”

Frank Langella is one of those veteran actors who I would love to share a few drinks with (I’d even pay the tab!) He seems to be so full of great stories about his long career in theater and film. He also stars in one of my favorite films of 2012, Robot & Frank, which he talks about Reuters. He opens up about the importance of working from a good script, acting against a robot, and whether or not the Hollywood of his youth has changed.

Movie Review: ‘Robot and Frank’

It seems like almost every septuagenarian actor is required to do at least one “grumpy old man” movie role in which its pretty typical for such a character to go from a cranky and surly old coot to a smiling, kindly grandfather with a young heart by the end of the film. Thankfully, in Robot and Frank director Jake Schreier and writer Christopher D. Ford, with a great performance by Frank Langella, find a way around that cliche by sticking the grumpy old man with… a robot pal.

Frank Langella: “You really just need the platform and the actor, another piece of humanity, sharing his humanity with the audience”

Frank Langella won a Tony for playing a very unappealing Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon, but that wasn’t his only run as the “bad guy” of a play.  In fact, Langella is currently starring in a revival of Terrence Rattigan‘s 1963 play Man and Boy with the Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Langella’s role is that of Gregor Antonescu, a villainous father with a Bernie Madoff-ish background attempting to reconnect with

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