1938 - Born in Bayonne, New Jersey to Frank Langella on the 1st of January.
1981 - He went on to play Sherlock Holmes in an HBO adaptation.
1987 - He repeated the role on Broadway in Charles Marowitz's play Sherlock's Last Case.
1993 - He made a memorable three-episode appearance on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the devious Jaro Essa.
2005 - He more recently appeared in Good Night, and Good Luck as network honcho William S. Paley.
2006 - He recently appeared as Daily Planet editor Perry White in Superman Returns.
2007 - He is also an accomplished stage actor, most recently appearing in Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon which received enthusiastic reviews during a run at the Donmar Warehouse and Gielgud Theatre in London before moving to New York's Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in April.
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