In 1977, it had been three years since Richard Nixon had resigned from the U.S. presidency in front of a worldwide audience of 400 million. Since that moment, he remained outside the public eye, and British talk show host David Frost, a journalist with a rep for lightweight fare, was desperate to interview him. Given a promise of a sizable payment, Nixon agrees. Ron Howard's take on the 2006 Peter Morgan play creates a palpable tension between the two damaged men as Michael Sheen's Frost breaks down Frank Langella's Nixon, forcing him to admit to his role in one of America's greatest political scandals, and that he "let the American people down." It's also in that interview that Nixon uttered that deathless line, "When the president does it, that means it's not illegal."