: Played "Sir Thomas More" in "A Man for All Seasons", a play by Robert Bolt
(American Airlines Theater, New York City, New York, USA).
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There are certain animals in the jungle that you watch, and I like to be one of those. There are other animals about whom you say: "Oh, was he in the play? I didn't notice." I want to be one of the animals you watch. Once I walk out there [on stage], it only matters that I viscerally and emotionally move you. That's my game. My job is to take you right to the edge of every emotion that is ...
He and Anthony Hopkins
both received Oscar nominations for portraying Richard Nixon
: Hopkins for Nixon
(1995) and Langella for Frost/Nixon
(2008). Although they were born in different years, Hopkins is only one day older than Langella as the former was born on December 31, 1937 while the latter was born on January 1, 1938.
Frequently plays leaders and authority figures