Anthony Hopkins, "Nixon" (1995) Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon" (2008) The winner: Oliver Stone's "Nixon" bombed commercially and KOd his career as a provocateur. But lost in the rubble was Hopkins' extraordinary portrayal of a blindly ruthless and, yes, tragic figure. There's a danger present in his work that's missing from Langella's skilled performance.
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