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PostPosted: 07/16/17 7:42 pm    ::: Martin Landau (born June 20, 1928 – July 16, 2017) Reply Reply with quote



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Martin Landau, the all-purpose actor who showcased his versatility as a master of disguise on the Mission: Impossible TV series and as a broken-down Bela Lugosi in his Oscar-winning performance in Ed Wood, has died. He was 89.

Landau, who shot to fame by playing a homosexual henchman in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 classic North by Northwest, died Saturday of "unexpected complications" after a brief stay at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

After he quit CBS’ Mission: Impossible after three seasons in 1969 because of a contract dispute, Landau’s career was on the rocks until he was picked by Francis Ford Coppola to play Abe Karatz, the business partner of visionary automaker Preston Tucker (Jeff Bridges), in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988).


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 9:08 pm    ::: Re: Martin Landau (born June 20, 1928 – July 16, 2017) Reply Reply with quote

I didn't like "Ed Wood" at all, but Landau's performance it is is the stuff of legend. I am not sure I have seen a better supporting actor than him as Bela Lugosi - just brilliant.


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PostPosted: 07/17/17 1:23 pm    ::: Re: Martin Landau (born June 20, 1928 – July 16, 2017) Reply Reply with quote

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I didn't like "Ed Wood" at all, but Landau's performance it is is the stuff of legend. I am not sure I have seen a better supporting actor than him as Bela Lugosi - just brilliant.


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PostPosted: 07/17/17 6:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Such a sad loss for sure.

I remember him from Space: 1999. And I got a kick out him in EdTV.
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PostPosted: 07/17/17 8:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Always thought he was pretty cool.



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PostPosted: 07/17/17 10:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

he was in the original X-Files movie. loved him on the old Mission:Impossible. RIP.



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PostPosted: 07/18/17 2:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I remember Martin Landau first from Hitchcock's North by Northwest, the kind of movie star film not made any more.

Landau became famous as Rollin Hand on the blockbuster TV series Mission Impossible, a franchise that is still ongoing. He was in real life married to Barbara Bain, who was the female lead of the IMF, Cinnamon Carter, for three years.

After Landau and Bain left the program, Rollin Hand's place on the IMF was taken by the Great Paris, played by Leonard Nimoy, who had just been released from the cancelled Star Trek.
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