By Dave Karger
Updated December 04, 2008 at 05:00 PM EST

I think we can say it’s official: Frank Langella is obsessed with Richard Nixon. Why else would he still keep books about our 37th president on his night table, after he’s already played the guy over 350 times on stage and now in the film version of Frost/Nixon? In part 1 of my OscarWatch interview with Langella, he talks about how he found out he’d scored the film role (over rumored competitors like Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty) and why Nixon is “an onion you can keep peeling forever.”