Sunday, January 1, 2012
the allure of a total prick
today is frank langella's 74th birthday. i first set eyes on him in 1970 when he played a total cad opposite carrie snodgress in 'diary of a mad housewife.' gosh, carrie was surrounded. richard benjamin played her impossibly irritating husband and their two daughters were a total drag! however, even though the quality of the dvd is poor, the film is terrific and the performances are stellar.
it was frank's first big screen role. he was so gorgeous that i was able to fully understand carrie's character choosing to spend time with him. langella has 82 screen credits. he just completed a film in which he plays a man named 'frank.'
there have been so many great looking fellas in countless movies. still, i think i'd have to give this man the vote for sexiest screen presence for his work in 'diary.'