Actor Frank Langella (GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK, many more) says he’s had “a life like a Chekhov play”. He has many stories to tell about his co-stars in a well-reviewed new biography, Dropped Names. (“Rita Hayworth dancing by candlelight in a small Mexican village; Elizabeth Taylor devouring homemade pasta and tenderly wrapping him in her pashmina scarf; streaking for Sir Laurence Olivier in a drafty English castle; terrifying a dozing Jackie Onassis; carrying an unconscious Montgomery Clift to safety on a dark New York City street.”) He also appears in a new film with, of all things, a robot.
Frank was just interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air program. My favorite Langella film, without a doubt, is Mel Brooks’ THE TWELVE CHAIRS. Highly recommended.
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