Journalist Ted Koppel goes "One on One" with Academy Award nominee Frank Langella in a memorable interview before a live audience. Langella, often referred to as the "actor's actor," reflects on his long and distinguished career in film and on Broadway and the fascinating personalities he's met along the way. Koppel's probing interview covers the three-time Tony Award winner's challenging portrayal of Richard Nixon in "Frost/Nixon" and many other roles. Langella's love for the process of filmmaking and his take on being able to trust the director's vision is revealed. Langella reflects on how an actor learns to inhabit characters, both famous and infamous. Also, how he transforms the actor's role from the stage and screen and applies it to life by discovering the rewards of doing the "things that frighten you rather than taking the easy road."
Did You Know?
When Langella was filming Frost/Nixon the entire cast and crew called him "Mr. President" for the duration of the production to help him keep in character. One of Langella's favorite roles and comedies is Ivan Reitman's Dave. Ted Koppel and Frank Langella were classmates at Syracuse University. See more