Famed actor Martin Landau dead at 89

Ed Wood and Mission Impossible star Martin Landau dead aged 89

He received another best supporting actor Oscar nomination for Woody Allen's 1989 morality fable "Crimes and Misdemeanors" in which he played murderous ophthalmologist Judah Rosenthal.

His film career languished for years and he worked on third-rate projects, such as the 1981 TV movie The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island.

"We are overcome with sadness to report the death of iconic actor Martin Landau", said his publicist in a statement. "To become an actor was a dream I must've had so deeply and so strongly because I left a lucrative, well-paying job that I could do well to become an unemployed actor". During the mid-1970s and 80s, Landau's Hollywood shine had dimmed considerably. Mr. Landau was nominated for several Emmy Awards and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. A gifted mimic trained in method acting, Landau had thoroughly researched the role. He was even offered the role of Spock on Star Trek, but he turned it down because "it would've been torturous" to play the emotionless Vulcan.

Landau - victor of the OScar for his supporting role as Bela Lugosi in the 1994 cult film "Ed Wood" - rose to fame playing a killer in Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1959 tale of intrigue, "North by Northwest".

Landau had been a cartoonist before starting his acting career in the '50s.

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His third nomination was for "Ed Wood", director Tim Burton's affectionate tribute to a man widely viewed as the worst Hollywood filmmaker of all time.

Martin Landau, the tall, intense, sometimes mischievously sinister actor best known for his role in the television series "Mission: Impossible" and his Oscar-winning portrayal of Bela Lugosi in the film "Ed Wood", died Saturday in Los Angeles. It's a truism that Oscar loves actors who play other actors, but there was more to Landau's performance than stunt casting: he imbued the horror has-been with a broken-down misery that vanished only when the cameras were rolling, turning into blazing mania.

More recently, Landau earned Emmy noms for playing the father of Anthony LaPaglia's character on CBS' Without a Trace and guest-starring as an out-of-touch movie producer on HBO's Entourage. "Back then, movie directors felt that audiences wouldn't pay to see somebody they could see for free on TV", Landau said in 1994.

Landau and his wife had two daughters, Susan and Juliet before their divorce in 1993. "So I hit the mark, say the words and get the hell out of there".

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