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Langella, Frank

Overview
Works: 306 works in 1,167 publications in 9 languages and 39,775 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Science fiction films  Superhero films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, vac, Author, Recipient, Interviewee, Composer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Frank Langella
Good Night, and Good Luck by George Clooney( Visual )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes place in the 1950's America, during the early days of broadcast journalism. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental
Frost/Nixon by Ron Howard( Visual )

50 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When disgraced President Richard Nixon agreed to an interview with jet-setting television personality, David Frost, he thought he'd found the key to saving his tarnished legacy. But, with a name to make and a reputation to overcome, Frost became one of Nixon's most formidable adversaries and engaged the leader in a charged battle of wits that changed the face of politics forever"--Container
The tale of Despereaux by Gary Ross( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time in the far away kingdom of Dor lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro. The two go on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness
Wall Street : money never sleeps by Oliver Stone( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wall Street: money never sleeps: Following a lengthy prison term, Gordon Gekko finds himself on the outside looking in at a world he once commanded. Hoping to repair his relationship with his daughter, Winnie, Gekko forges an alliance with her fiancé, Jake. But Winnie and Jake learn the hard way that Gekko is still a master manipulator who will stop at nothing to reclaim his rightful place at the top of Wall Street. (2010)
Unknown by Liam Neeson( Visual )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife suddenly doesn't recognize him and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired, and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally, Harris plunges into a deadly mystery, forcing him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he's willing to go to uncover the truth
Draft day by Rajiv Joseph( Visual )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL
Superman Returns by Bryan Singer( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the man of Steel returns to Earth. While archenemy Lex Luthor plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the realization that Lois Lane has moved on with her life
Robot & Frank by Jake Schreier( Visual )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank is an aging ex-jewel thief, and his two grown children are worried that he can no longer care for himself. In deciding what to do with Frank, the most likely option appears to be putting him in a nursing home. But Frank's son comes up with another option: buy Frank a walking, talking robot programmed to look after him and improve his physical and mental health. Frank resists the robot at first, but he warms to it after realizing that it could be the perfect heist companion
The box by Richard Kelly( Visual )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma and Arthur Lewis are a suburban couple with a young child. After Arthur losses his job, they receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. Arlington Steward is a mysterious stranger who delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, by pressing this button it will simultaneously cause the death of another person somewhere in the world, someone they don't know. With 24 hours to decide, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity
The ninth gate by Roman Polanski( Visual )

64 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare book dealer is hired to locate the remaining copies of a demonic manuscript that can summon the devil
Into the universe with Stephen Hawking by Stephen Hawking( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the latest advances in cosmological thought, including the mathematics of astronomy, the Big Bang theory of creation, the nature of matter, the discovery and implications of dark matter, quasars and black holes, and the question of how the Big Bang began
Dave by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and French and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An uncanny Presidential lookalike is recruited as a momentary stand-in for America's Chief Executive. However, things don't turn out exactly as planned and Dave finds himself continuing the masquerade indefinitely."--Container
Cutthroat Island by Renny Harlin( Visual )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morgan Adams, the female captain of a pirate ship, is on a treasure hunt for millions of pounds of gold reportedly buried somewhere on Cutthroat Island. She and her uncles each hold sections of the map to the treasure. While Morgan is willing to make deals and agree to share the wealth in order to put the map together, her Uncle Dawg would rather kill everyone in his way, including his niece
Small soldiers by Joe Dante( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the Commando Elite--toy action figures with an attitude. They've escaped from their boxes along with the Gorgonites, kindhearted but unusual-looking creatures. Now teenager Alan Abernathy gets enlisted to help the Gorgonites and rescue the girl of his dreams before the whole town is turned upside down
All good things by Andrew Jarecki( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a love story and a murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s ... inspired by the disappearance of Kathie McCormack, wife of real estate heir Robert Durst. Mr. Durst was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982 and was never found"--Container
The American president by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look alike to the president temporarily replaces the real one and ends up doing it more long term. His unusual style of governing and decision making tip off the opposition that something is definitely "out-of-order" in Washington
The twelve chairs by Mel Brooks( Visual )

26 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately to Moscow to find the hidden fortune
Joseph by Peter Hall( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of reluctant leader Moses leading the Jews out of bondage in Egypt
Starting out in the evening( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battling illness and unable to finish a novel that has taken him ten years to write, aging novelist Leonard Schiller is slipping into literary obscurity. At one time a famous author, Schiller has been all but forgotten by the readers, colleagues and critics who once praised his works. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious graduate student, convinces Schiller that her thesis could reintroduce his writing to the world, the reclusive writer is forced to confront his past regrets
Anton Chekhov's The seagull by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of friends and relations gather at a country estate to see the first performance of an experimental play written and staged by the young man of the house, Konstantin. Among the audience are Konstantin's self-centered mother, the actress Arkadina, and her lover, the novelist Trigorin. Their glamorous presence not only disrupts the performance, but also soon takes on a more profound significance for the lives of all those present
 
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Good Night, and Good Luck
Alternative Names
Franciscus Langella

Frank Langella acteur américain

Frank Langella actor estadounidense

Frank Langella aktor amerykański

Frank Langella Amerikaans acteur

Frank Langella amerikansk skådespelare

Frank Langella amerikansk skodespelar

Frank Langella amerikansk skuespiller

Frank Langella attore statunitense

Frank Langella US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Frank Langella yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Frenk Lancella

Langella, Frank A., 1938-

Φρανκ Λάνγκελα

Франк Ланджела

Фрэнк Ланджелла

פרנק לנגלה

فرانك لانجيلا

فرانک لانگلا بازیگر آمریکایی

프랭크 란젤라

フランク・ランジェラ

法蘭·朗基拿

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