1. My career has been really very much like a Chekhov play, which is it just ebbs and flows and has no particular … It’s not like exposition, and then the plot turns, and then there’s a great big climax and then a denouement, it’s been wildly up and down. And I’ve liked it that way — great, great periods of enormous success, and then even sometimes greater periods where I couldn’t get a job, I couldn’t get an agent even, where you just feel like somehow you’re not going to pull out of whatever the slump it is that you’re in.

    — Frank Langella on the ups and downs of his acting career

  2. Frank Langella