Frank A. Langella, Jr. (born January 1, 1938) is an American stage and film actor. He has won three Tony Awards, two for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as Richard Nixon in the play Frost/Nixon and for the role of Leslie in Edward Albee's Seascape. Additionally, Langella has won two Obie Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film production of Frost/Nixon (2008).
Frank Langella is an important figure in the history of Count Dracula’s evolution. At the time of Dracula's (1979) release, he was very much the antithesis of what you would expect the Count to look, sound, or even act like. He was young, attractive and a very sexually appealing Dracula, which upset many the fans of the original novel, but delighted film critics and female viewers. Frank Langella transformed Dracula from a predator... into a seducer. He introduced the 'sexy' to the vampire genre and, without question, helped turn it into what it is today.
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