Going to 'Man and Boy' Wednesday night. He's a great actor. Whoopi was supposedly involved with him at some point. He's straight, I won't hold it against him.I just don't know why he would choose that lifestyle..,
NOT STRAIGHT - definitely bisexual, and since the end of his "relationship" with Whoopi (over 10 years ago, before she took up with Ted Danson), pretty much strictly gay.
He's been with Alfred Molina, Alan Bates and Ray Liotta for brief affairs in the last 10 years. Currently not serious with anyone, but always on the lookout for fresh, "younger" talent - he likes 'em younger.
Made a big play for Michael Esper during "Man for All Seasons", but Esper rebuffed him. Not sure who he's working on this time at the Roundabout.
First I've ever heard about Liotta. He's always been involved with women before (publically, that is).
I think the Fortune's Fool affair with Alan Bates was really just a rekindling of a romance from the 1960s when Bates was on Broadway in Butley. By FF time they were both well into their 50s (60s?) and there couldn't have been much heat.
Langella was also after Garret Dillahunt when theydid an off-Broadway play in the 90s called (I think) Booth Is Back. I don't think FRank was successful there either.
Michael Esper? Frank must be old enough to be his grandfather! Great-grandfather?!
Btw is Michael Esper gay? He plays one so often it's confusing.
He makes tender love to me every night.
Frank looks like he has serious BDF.
R7- Bates and Langella did a play in New York a few years before Alan died. I saw them one night at Joe Allen and they were a bit tipsy and all over each other. But they looked really happy.
I love the idea of Bates and Langella as lovers late in life when they did Fortune's Fool. But I tend to think it was simply a rumor because these were two men who were obviously simply in awe of each other.
Love them both but am fascinated by Alan Bates' sex life.
Highly romantic, definitely bisexual, incredibly sexy, manly, and gorgeous, and so very much in love with both men and women.
What a great man, what a talent. And a heartthrob for all time in "An Unmarried Woman." A life filled of friends and lovers made up of wonderful men and women of both sexes.
He should be R1 to those idiotic "no such things as a bi man" posts that pop up here on DL twice a week.
If Langella and Bates never had an affair during "Fortunes Fool," it would have had taken 10 seconds for the rumors to have started that they were fucking like rabbits.
[quote]Who's his boyfriend?
Frank didn't merit a mention in this story about Master Bates.
If he "likes 'em young," why was he with Molina, Liotta, and Bates within the last 10 years? None of those three have been young for ages.
I remember seeing Langella for the first time back in the late 70's when he played Count Dracula. I was completely mesmerized by his incredible beauty.
Thank you for posting a link to that excerpt from a bio of Alan. He was a friend of my now deceased partner and I in the late 80's. We met him at a party in England. Wonderful man, I didn't know all that stuff I read in the book excerpt. I knew he was gay, but not that he had so many affairs and lovers.
More observations, please, R22.
We met Alan at a party on the coast - I think it was in Rye. Alan was friends with a couple I had know for years, but they had never mentioned him or that he was going to be at the party. BTW the party was only gay men. My partner was much younger than me and very handsome. He looked like Rupert Graves. Anyway, Alan spent most of the evening with us. My partner made a mistake and said a film Alan was not in was his favorite, but Alan just laughed. He asked my partner and I to stay with him for a few days and we went around Cantebury and other English towns down there.
He was just a wonderful guy, even a bit flamboyant. People recognized him on the street and he loved it. He decided we needed a new gentlemen's wardrobe and bought us a lot of clothes - funny huh. I still have these two scarves he bought us.
Anyway, he talked about my antique rose garden back in California, San Francisco so many things. I worked at Apple, so he wanted computer help and advice.
We talked on the phone every couple of months after that and Alan said he was going to come and stay with us in SF, but we lost touch in 1993.
Later on and looking back on things I assume something happened between my partner and Alan. I never asked, but Alan was his type.
Alan had this bearish masculinity and he was very gay, too. At least around other gay men. It surprised me because he was definitely the man on the screen, but this other side - the flamboyance was something new.
I have posted this in here before.
Love your reminiscences r24. Thank you for posting.
THIS IS MY FUCKING THREAD!!!!!!!!!
Several years ago, a journalist friend was granted an interview with Langella. The publicist demanded that "there will be NO questions to Mr. Langella regarding his personal life."
Have no idea about Langella's sexuality.
But have to say that I love both Langella and Bates. Two of the finest actors of the last half century, on stage and screen. And two remarkable men. Men and women loved them.
What an interesting world it would have been if guys like them would have been able to say at the height of their youthful fame, "we date men" or, as the case may be, "we also date men."
Total fantasy, of course, but such a nice one.
Alan Bates' lover was ice skating icon John Curry. Curry later became an actor and appeared on Broadway in BRIGADOON. He contracted AIDS. John died in Alan's arms.
Ray Liotta is NOT gay. But if he were, he wouldn't go near a fat old man like Frank Langella.
SHUT THE FUCK UP THE "ALAN BATES" SHIT!, BITCHES!
START YOUR OWN FUCKING ALAN FUCKING BATES THREAD!
STAY ON TOPIC! THIS IS MY FUCKING THREAD!!!
r30, do you really think Frank Langella is fatter than Ray Liotta? And I assume the affair - if it happened, which I tend to agree with you that it may not - was many years ago.
From that article Alan Bates doesn't sound very bisexual.
"Ray Liotta is NOT gay. But if he were, he wouldn't go near a fat old man like Frank Langella."
r30, I seriously think you should take a look at this 2010 pic of Ray Liotta.
Liotta has become a hideous thing in the last few years. That farmer's tan and the bulging gut in R34's picture prove that. Also the pock marks on his face seem to have become more prominent in the last few years. I assume the makeup people just gave up at some point or they didn't have enough in the budget for 3 50 gallon drums of foundation just for Liotta.
How could he ever have gotten it up for Whoopi?
I don't believe he and Whoopi were ever sexually involved. I met Whoopi at the Valencia Rose in San Francisco when he career was just starting out and she was a total lesbian then. Not bi, a lesbian. I don't believe she has changed.
Wasn't Bates in a long time relationship with Joanna Pettet?
Oh, sorry this is a Langella thread. But I would feel silly starting an entire thread on a question of such limited value.
Even on DL where people post threads about having been late to work because they misplaced their mothers' thimbles.
"Who's his boyfriend?"
Whoever he sees when he looks in the mirror.
Saw him coming out of a peep show in Times Square a couple of years ago. And his performance and appearance in "Diary of a Mad Housewife" should leave little doubt he's a mary.
Not the Mary! Troll
Ellen Barkin left her marriage to Gabriel Byrne for Frank Langella.
Never heard that one. I do believe Frank is a gay, however. Check him out nude fucking Rebecca DeMornay in the hoopy "And God Created Woman".
I thought Barkin left to be with a very young (like 22 year old) David Arquette. She does like them young. She is currently living with a 25 year old.
I will always remember you this way, my love. My hole still burns at the thought of you.
[quote]He should be [R1] to those idiotic "no such things as a bi man" posts that pop up here on DL twice a week.
Did you translate that from some foreign language where that word order makes sense?
"He's been with Alfred Molina, Alan Bates and Ray Liotta for brief affairs in the last 10 years"
Alfred Molina and Ray Liotta are family? Details, please.
"When the president does it, it's not illegal!"
Frank Langela is bisexual; but he wrote a memoir about his sexuality that was recently published.
(3) What were they doing together, shopping for drapes?
DL has assured me that Langella is bisexual, but while perusing his autobiography I noticed many descriptions of his many relationships with women, but none of his sexual relationships with men -- they all seemed to be described as loving yet platonic.
He specifically states that he never had sex with Raul Julia.
but did he ever say whether or not they had "sexual relations"
He said they were platonic friends only. If he so bisexual, where's all the guys?
Alan Bates, same deal. No mention of any sort of romantic or sexual relationship at all.
Like that old queen would come out while he can still draw a paycheck.
[quote]where's all the guys?
in the cab home after taking the money from the dresser....
(oh and BTW no such thing as male bisexuality)
Langella was as coy as a schoolgirl when it came to bisexual revelations in his book "Dropping Names." He danced around his affair with Laurence Olivier ("I took off my shorts and dashed into the bathroom. 'See anything you like,'" I said to Sir Larry.) I actually enjoyed the book and have no problem believing he is a man with a wide variety of sexual tastes. He and John Edwards seem to have been especially good at wooing Bunny Mellon.
oh I forgot all about Bunny Mellon! poor dear.
If that's the case, r56, then we have to conclude that Frank L. is straight.