Frost/Nixon is a 2008 historical drama about the David Frost interviews of President Richard Nixon surrounding the Watergate scandal of 1972. The film was based off of the play that was written by Peter Morgan that dramatized the events. The film, directed by Ron Howard, uses the interviews as a basis to recount and show the events surrounding the great scandal and leading up to Nixon's resignation. As a hole, the film is a thrilling look into the secret workings of a corrupt presidency and the lengths the government will go to try and hide the truth from the general public. The movie was produced by Universal Pictures and received much praise for its execution. It received five Academy Award nominations including the three coveted best actor, best director, and best picture. Frank Langella played Richard Nixon and Michael Sheen played the David Frost. The film also featured Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, and Rebecca Hall.