Walters' annual hour-long special, "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008," will air on ABC-TV Dec. 4 at 10 PM ET; check local listings.
Although the most fascinating person remains a secret until the broadcast, the nine others have been revealed. According to TVGuide.com, this year's fascinating folk include Langella as well as Will Smith, Miley Cyrus, Tina Fey, Tom Cruise, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Phelps, Sarah Palin and Thomas Beatie.
Frank Langella made his Broadway debut in Seascape and has also appeared on Broadway in Match, Passion, Amadeus, The Father, Hurlyburly, Present Laughter and Design for Living. Langella is the recipient of three Tony Awards, for Frost/Nixon, Fortune's Fool and Seascape. Also a star of feature film, his movie credits boast "Dracula," "Lolita," "The Ninth Gate," "Small Soldiers," "Dave," "Diary of a Mad Housewife" and "The Twelve Chairs." He will also be seen in the upcoming silver-screen adaptation of "Frost/Nixon."