No, it’s not Bela Lugosi or Bram Stoker’s birthday (those would be October 20th and November 8th, respectively), but the birthday of one Mr. Frank Langella. And nobody better not say ‘Who?” Frank Langella has been the white Samuel L. Jackson, the president, the editor of the Daily Planet, a consummate character actor and a leading man with gravity for more than forty years. I could list his filmography, but IMDB exists for a reason.
Instead, here’s a list of some of the characters he’s played:
And the Pièce de résistance, 1979′s disco-era, chest hair bonanza, Dracula. This is one of those so-bad-it’s-good, more realistic versions of the classic vampire tale. Playing only a little fast and loose with the original 1897 novel, the relaxed attitudes of 1970′s Hollywood meant this would be filled with the sexiest, most seductive Dracula ever. If you’ve ever wondered what Dracula would look like when hitting on your mom, this is it.
Happy 72nd, you awesome, sexy old guy!