Martin Landau

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1928-Martin_Landau,_TCM_Classic_Film_Festival_2010 MARTIN LANDAU
Born June 20, 1928; died July 15, 2017
Martin Landau was an American actor whose career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock‘s North by Northwest (1959). He played regular roles in the television series Mission: Impossible (for which he received several Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award) and Space: 1999.

Landau received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, as well as his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988); he received his second Oscar nomination for his appearance in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). His performance in the supporting role of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994) earned him an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award. He continued to perform in film and television, and headed the Hollywood branch of the Actors Studio until his death in  2017.

Landau married actress and former co-star Barbara Bain in 1957, and they divorced in 1993.

20th Century Highlights

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1959: North By Northwest, Leonard

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1963: Cleopatra, Rufio

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1965: The Greatest Story Ever Told, Caiaphas

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1966: Nevada Smith, Jesse Coe

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1966-69: Mission: Impossible (1966-73), Rollin Hand

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1970: They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, Logan Sharpe

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1971: A Town Called Bastard (aka A Town Called Hell), The Colonel

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1972: Black Gunn, Capelli

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1975-77: Space: 1999, John Koenig

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1988: Tucker – The Man and his Dream, Abe Karatz

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1989: Crimes and Misdemeanors, Judah Rosenthal

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1992: Mistress, Jack Roth

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1994: Ed Wood, Bela Lugosi

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1996: City Hall, Judge Walter Stern

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1996: The Adventures of Pinocchio, Geppetto

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1999: The New Adventures of Pinocchio, Geppetto
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