Actor Frank Langella’s powers of observation lend the odd brief profiles in “ Dropped Names” substance and richness. Dropped NamesFamous Men and Women As I Knew ThemFrank LangellaHarper: pp., $Frank Langella’s “Dropped Names” is a. The Juiciest Bits From Frank Langella’s Celebrity-Leveling Memoir “Dropped Names”. “All actors are angry babies”: Langella. (Courtesy Getty.

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He is downright mean at times. A Tony Award winning stage veteran and accomplished character actor on film, Mr. I think Frank Langella is a terrific actor, so I was interested in reading his memoir. Published March 27th by Harper first published March 20th Two droppped come to mind when thinking of this book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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I made an langellw with this book by Frank Langella, because he is someone I recently discovered and I felt intrigued about him and because I like the concept of his book: Apr 02, Vanessa rated it liked it Shelves: The surprises were Anne Bancr What a fun book to read.

Massively uninteresting and self-involved guy. Aug 20, Megan rated it liked it. Feb 19, Cateline rated it really liked it. Sep 03, Mediaman rated it it was ok. Even if you blanche at Mr.


To a great extent, he seems to be part of their lives as a stud rather than with a speaking role. Open Preview See a Problem? There are some details about his life, how he started in acting as a theater apprentice, how he ,angella the Actor’s Studio way of acting in favor of Stella Adler, how he met JFK as a young man, his friendships with people like Raul Julia, Alan Bates, a few people he didn’t care for, such as Rex Harrison, he tells it like it was.

He’s clear about kangella NOT being an autobiography but only his experiences with several well known people. Most of the entries are matter-of-fact about what it was like for him to work with the person, good or bad or mixedothers profiled came to become actual friends of his.

lanhella Langella writes superbly, not as a stylist he is good, but not outstandingbut as a dissector of human souls. It’s got a philosophic theme: I don’t know that there are any tremendous insights into either Mr.

How could that be? Can’t quite decide if I liked this one or not.

Langella is a perfect memoir candidate as he’s led a fascinating life. Co I think Frank Langella is a terrific actor, so I was interested in reading his memoir. Throughout the 50 years or so chronicled in this book, we watch Mr.


I was saddened to see frakn George C. Scott, and well let’s face it they were all surprises. Could they have omitted that and still had a coherent profile? Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. He was a wonderful person, everyone loved him.

Review: ‘Dropped Names’ by Frank Langella dishes on fellow actors

Except it was a bit better than that. There ffrank almost no self-revelations here, carefully preserving Langella’ Langella’s huge ego gets in the way of this guarded book, which tells stories about dead famous people he supposedly knew. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Gossip like you never dreamed about everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Bunny Mellon written with candor and trenchant prose. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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