Frank Langella is enjoying something of a career renaissance. The man known to most as Dracula and Skeletor has always been a top class actor but his turn as CBS chief executive William Paley in George Clooneys Good Night and Good Luck put him back on the radar. He was a last minute replacement for Hugh Laurie in Superman Returns and is now set to star alongside Cameron Diaz in Richard Kellys The Box, however its his role as Richard Nixon in Peter Morgans Frost/Nixon that will likely push him back onto the elder statesman A-list. Morgans play originated on the West End stage before moving to Broadway, then with Ron Howard behind the camera - onto celluloid. Throughout each incarnation two things have remained the same: Michael Sheen as David Frost and Langella as Richard Nixon. At one point Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson were flirting with the Nixon part. Both terrific actors but perhaps not the best choices for that particular role.
The OC Register has the first picture from the set of the film and it shows Langella recreating Nixons famous victory pose.
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