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Martin Landau

Martin Landau with Patrick Swayze
Born June 20, 1931 (1931-06-20) (age 76)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1950s-present
Spouse(s) Barbara Bain (1957-1993)
Children Juliet Landau
Susan Landau Finch

Martin Landau (born June 20, 1931) is an Academy Award-winning American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the television series Mission: Impossible (1966–1969) and Space: 1999 (1975–1977). He received a Golden Globe award in 1969 for his performance in the former, playing the role of mission specialist Rollin Hand. In 1968 and 1969 he received Emmy award nominations for best actor in a dramatic series for his Mission: Impossible work. In 1994 he won the Oscar (among other awards) for Best Supporting Actor in the critically acclaimed movie Ed Wood, having already received two previous Oscar nominations. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 593 pixelsFull resolution (1216 × 902 pixel, file size: 121 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Biography

Landau was born in Brooklyn, New York, and at the age of 17 began working as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News, but influenced by Charlie Chaplin and the escapism of the cinema, he pursued becoming an actor. He attended the Actors' Studio in the same class with Steve McQueen and in 1957, Landau made his Broadway debut in Middle of the Night. Encouraged by his mentor Lee Strasberg, Landau also taught acting. Some of the actors he has coached include Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... “Charles Chaplin” redirects here. ... The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors located in the Old Labor Stage at 432 West 44th Street in New York City. ... Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an Academy Award-nominated American movie actor, nicknamed The King of Cool.[1] He was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s due to a popular anti-hero persona. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Lee Strasberg (November 17, 1901 – February 17, 1982) was an American director, actor, producer, and acting teacher. ... Nicholson as Wilbur Force in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960). ... Anjelica Huston (born July 8, 1951) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and former fashion model. ...


In 1959, Landau made his first major film appearance in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest at the age of 28. A few years later, after turning down the role of Spock in Star Trek, Landau took the role of master of disguise Rollin Hand in Mission: Impossible, becoming one of the shows best-known stars. According to The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier by Patrick J. White (Avon Books, 1991), Landau initially declined to be contracted to the show as he didn't want it to interfere with his film career; instead, for the first season he was credited as a "special guest star", later becoming a "full-time" cast member with the second season, although the studio agreed to only contract him on a year-by-year basis rather than the then-standard five years. The role of Rollin Hand required Landau to perform a wide range of accents and characters from dictators to thugs, and several episodes saw Landau playing dual roles -- not only Hand's impersonation, but also the "original" person (such as in the first episode of the series). Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... North by Northwest (1959) is a comic thriller by Alfred Hitchcock produced at MGM. It was premiered in the San Sebastian International Film Festival. ... For other uses, see Spock (disambiguation). ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ...


He co-starred in the series with his then-wife, Barbara Bain, and the two left the series after the third season. Salary is the most-often cited reason for their departure, however the exact reasons are disputed. Barbara Bain as Dr. Helena Russell, MD in Space: 1999 Barbara Bain (born 13 September 1931 in Chicago, Illinois as Millicent Fogel) is an American actress. ...


In the mid-1970s, Landau and Barbara Bain, teamed with Barry Morse, returned to television in the British science fiction series, Space: 1999. Although it remains a cult classic due to its high production design values, the series was critically derided during its run and was cancelled after two seasons; Landau himself became very critical of the show's scripts and storylines, especially during its second season, but praised the cast and crew. He wrote forewords for Barry Morse's 2006 theatrical memoir Remember With Advantages and for Jim Smith's critical biography of Tim Burton. Barry Morse in Space: 1999, 1975 Barry Morse (born June 10, 1918, Shoreditch) is an English actor best known for a number of his television roles. ... Left to right: Barbara Bain, Catherine Schell and Martin Landau from Space:1999s second season. ... Barry Morse in Space: 1999, 1975 Barry Morse (born June 10, 1918, Shoreditch) is an English actor best known for a number of his television roles. ... There are several famous people with the name Jim Smith, including: Jim Smith (manager), football (soccer) team Jim Smith (politician), former Attorney General of the United States Jim Smith (scientist), inventor of the Trace cache Jim Smith (animator), Texian animator and co-writer on The Ren and Stimpy Show Jim... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer. ...


After Space: 1999, Landau appeared in supporting roles in a number of films and TV shows of varying quality, including The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (which again co-starred Bain; the last time the two acted together on screen). Left to right: Barbara Bain, Catherine Schell and Martin Landau from Space:1999s second season. ... The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligans Island was a made for T.V. movie from 1981. ...


In the late-1980s, Landau staged a major career comeback by winning an Academy Award nomination for his role in Tucker: The Man and His Dream. He later received a second nomination for Crimes and Misdemeanors and won the 1994 Best Supporting Actor award for his uncanny portrayal of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood. Upon accepting the award he was visibly frustrated by the orchestra's attempt to cut short his speech. When the music level rose, he pounded his fist on the podium and yelled "No!" (He later stated that he had intended to thank Lugosi and dedicate the award to him and his frustration was that he didn't get to mention the man whom he had been honoured for playing.) Landau also received a Screen Actors' Guild Award, a Golden Globe, and a Saturn Award for the role, as well as awards from several critics groups.[1] Upon winning the Academy Award, a reporter for the L.A. Times stated that "the award goes to Martin Landau; its shadow goes to Bela Lugosi," which Landau admits (on the Ed Wood DVD) to being very impressed by. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Tucker: The Man and his Dream is a 1988 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Jeff Bridges which tells the story of Preston Tucker and his attempt to produce and market the Tucker 48. ... Crimes and Misdemeanors is a film written and directed by Woody Allen. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Bela Lugosi as Dracula United States stamp. ... Ed Wood is a biopic directed by Tim Burton, stars Johnny Depp as the transvestite cult movie maker Edward D. Wood Jr. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. ... Ed Wood can refer to: The movie director Ed Wood, Jr. ...


He has two daughters, Susan and Juliet, from his marriage to Barbara Bain. Landau and Bain married on January 31, 1957 and divorced in 1993. Juliet Landau (born March 30, 1965) is an American actress. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Martin Landau has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6841 Hollywood Blvd. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


In 2006, Landau made a guest appearance on the TV series Entourage, playing a washed-up, but determined and sympathetic Hollywood producer attempting to relive his glory days. Landau received a 2007 Emmy nomination for his performance in this role. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ... An Emmy Award. ...


Selected TV

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Selected films

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Trivia

Was considered as a replacement for Steven Berkoff (as Victor Maitland) in the 1984 hit Beverly Hills Cop following the infamous "Berkoff Incident" at the Astoria, London, however, Berkoff recovered in time to complete filming.

Preceded by
Tommy Lee Jones
for The Fugitive
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1994
for Ed Wood
Succeeded by
Kevin Spacey
for The Usual Suspects

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Martin Landau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (519 words)
Martin Landau (born June 20, 1931) is an Academy Award-winning American film and television actor.
Landau was born in Brooklyn, New York, and at the age of 17 began working as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News, but influenced by Charlie Chaplin and the escapism of the cinema, he pursued becoming an actor.
Landau and Bain married in 1957 and divorced in 1993.
Martin Landau (282 words)
Regarded for years as an excellent actor (trained at the prestigious Actor's Studio) but never the classic "star" type, Landau used his early theatrical training to his advantage by appearing in a number of live television shows being produced in New York in the 1950's.
Landau's career soon declined into a series of low-budget flops, hitting rock bottom in 1981 with The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island.
Martin bounced back in 1988 with his Oscar nominated portrayal of Abe Karatz in Tucker: The Man and His Dream.
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