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Actor Frank Langella portrayed Richard Nixon in the Broadway and film version of Frost/Nixon. He won a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination.
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That same year, Langella earned high marks for his work on the independent film, Starting Out in the Evening (2007). He played an aging author whose life starts to change when he encounters a young female graduate student. To play writer Leonard Schiller, Langella drew, in part, from personal experience. “I knew Saul Bellow, John Updike. I was close to Styron,
Tennessee Williams. Gotten to know Gay Talese. Writers are my heroes,” he explained to the Washington Post.
Reprising the role for Nixon for the big screen, Langella starred opposite Michael Sheen in director Ron Howard’s 2008 film adaptation. A review in Rolling Stone magazine called his performance “magnificent and “bone-deep,” adding that “what Langella does is less imitation than total immersion. He gets the man’s cunning, paranoia, failed charm and inescapable sadness.”
In the fall of 2008, Langella returned to Broadway in A Man for All Seasons. His portrayal of Sir Thomas More was well received. A few months later, in January of 2009, Langella scored his first Academy Award nomination of his career. He was nominated as Best Actor for his work in Frost/Nixon.
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