Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy birthday, Frank Langella.

Frank Langella turned 69 today. Recent outings for the actor include roles as Perry White in Superman Returns (2006) and as William S. Paley in George Clooney's Good Night and Good Luck (2005).

Mystery fans know his appearances as Sherlock Holmes (1981, HBO) and his previous incarnation as the Great Detective at the Williamstown (MA) Theater festival; the managing partner on Capitol Law (2006); a janitor from New Jersey (Langella's home state) in a Law & Order: SVU episode; and his celebrated portrayal of Dracula on Broadway and in John Badham's film (1979).

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