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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:10 PM

Martin Landau, Oscar Winner for 'Ed Wood,' Dies at 89

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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).

Landau received a best supporting actor nomination for that performance, then backed it up the following year with another nom for starring as Judah Rosenthal, an ophthalmologist who has his mistress (Angelica Huston) killed, in Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989).

Read more: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/martin-landau-dead-ed-wood-811318

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Reply Martin Landau, Oscar Winner for 'Ed Wood,' Dies at 89 (Original post)
brooklynite Jul 16 OP
Omaha Steve Jul 16 #1
Roy Rolling Jul 16 #18
Omaha Steve Jul 16 #20
Omaha Steve Jul 16 #25
still_one Jul 16 #2
milestogo Jul 16 #3
Nonhlanhla Jul 16 #4
MFM008 Jul 17 #35
yuiyoshida Jul 16 #5
m-lekktor Jul 16 #6
Zoonart Jul 16 #13
m-lekktor Jul 16 #15
VermontKevin Jul 16 #22
John1956PA Jul 17 #30
CentralMass Jul 16 #7
Rhiannon12866 Jul 16 #10
CentralMass Jul 17 #40
ProfessorGAC Jul 17 #39
LongTomH Jul 16 #8
Algernon Moncrieff Jul 17 #29
SCVDem Jul 16 #9
MFM008 Jul 17 #36
bucolic_frolic Jul 16 #11
Sneederbunk Jul 16 #12
Hassin Bin Sober Jul 16 #14
AllaN01Bear Jul 16 #23
Glorfindel Jul 16 #16
oberliner Jul 16 #17
longship Jul 16 #19
VermontKevin Jul 16 #21
sandensea Jul 16 #24
Catmusicfan Jul 16 #26
mrmpa Jul 16 #27
Algernon Moncrieff Jul 16 #28
dweller Jul 17 #31
Doug the Dem Jul 17 #32
oswaldactedalone Jul 17 #33
BHDem53 Jul 17 #34
joeybee12 Jul 17 #37
El Supremo Jul 17 #38

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:14 PM

1. I met him on the set of "Lovely, Still (2008)"


My extra part was cut, but made it into the extras on the DVD/Blu-Ray.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1150947/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_25

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:01 PM

18. Fantastic performance

"Ed Wood" deserved it's Best Picture nomination. Landau's performance in a Support role is one of the best performances ever in that category, too. But it's nothing like the background actors in "Lovely, Still". LOL

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:18 PM

20. Here is a photo I took on the set of Martin and Ellen Burstyn


I had lost this. Taken at least 2 cell phones ago. I found it on David Macklin's site. He passed away this year too. Life long Hollywood liberal actor. Was at the party when Bobby was assassinated.

David's IMDB info: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0533626/





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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #20)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:20 PM

25. Things we talked about during the break


Marta and I have 100's of in person Hollywood star photos. We know to talk about good little remembered performances. I did my homework before going to the location in case I got close.

I did by accident.

With Ellen I said something about her own series and some classic TV. Then I half sang "the last time I felt like this, I was falling in love." A huge smile from her and she talked about working with Alan Alda on "Same Time Next Year."



Martin had talked with several people. Most mentioned Mission Impossible, Ed Wood, The Majestic, and a few other well known roles.

I told him how Marta has an 8x10 glossy from "Cleopatra" and his face lit up and he clearly enjoyed hearing about it


I mentioned him as a gunfighter in the Twilight Zone episode Mr. Denton on Doomsday.


Then I mentioned Marta's love of "The Wild Wild West.


Marta's 80's Twilight Zone pages: http://www.steveandmarta.com/ntz1.htm

I finished out with his being in an 80's episode of the twilight Zone and asked how he liked working with Alan Brennert? I got a wow how do you remember that. I mentioned Marta is on the credits for the 80's TZ release and gets along well with Alan.


There were 3-5 extras that didn't get paid, but had a great moment or two with two wonderful stars.

OS

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:17 PM

2. Sorry to hear that. He was a terrific actor

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:18 PM

3. One of the great ones.

RIP

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:21 PM

4. He was my first "crush."

I loved him as Captain Koenig in Space 1999, and thought he was so handsome. I think i was about 8 at the time. RIP.

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 04:43 AM

35. Me to

And in Mission Impossible.
The Outer Limits.
Just everything.
I hope he had the time of his life.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:27 PM

5. Omg...I just saw

Martin Landau on an old episode of Bonanza just last night. I remember the star from Space:1999. Wasn't a big fan of the show, but ...I thought he was pretty cool!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:29 PM

6. His role as Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood made that movie for me! may he RIP!

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Response to m-lekktor (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:44 PM

13. Just great as Lugosi... But

Check him out in Woody Allen's," Crimes And Misdemeanors".
RIP, Marty...you were a true artist.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:52 PM

15. That is one Woody Allen film I haven't seen!

I'll have to fix that.

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Response to m-lekktor (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:38 PM

22. Worth the watch. A very morally complex film.

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Response to VermontKevin (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:28 AM

30. And with the parallel story about the egocentric self-promoter skillfully portrayed by Alan Alda.

The story line about Alda's character (which includes mischief generated by Woody Allen's character) serves as comic relief from the intense main story line about the two opposite-natured brothers portrayed by Martin Landau and Jerry Orbach.



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:31 PM

7. He was regular on the Mission Impossible show.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:36 PM

10. He was my favorite character!

As a kid, I thought that was the best show ever! He was a brilliant actor in whatever he did. Godspeed to him...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 06:24 PM

40. Me too. He got to play a lot of different characters in that role.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:59 PM

39. I Thought Of That Too

The other role i liked him in that popped into my head was as the law professor in Rounders.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:35 PM

8. I remember him for so many great roles!

He was almost Mr. Spock, before Leonard Nimoy was chosen for the role!

R.I.P.

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

29. And Nimoy replaces him on Mission Impossible

It's one of those weird ironies

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:35 PM

9. Before MI

I was a kid but remember The Outer Limits. There were 2 or 3 episodes he starred in.

RIP

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 04:44 AM

36. Yes

One where he played an ugly alien who could change his looks to get some Earthgirl. I think it ended badly....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:36 PM

11. Tucker was a great movie

so was Crimes and Misdemeanors

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:42 PM

12. A heavy in Nevada Smith

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:47 PM

14. RIP, Commander



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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:41 PM

23. i was just thinking that .:)

condolences to his family and friends

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:58 PM

16. A great talent who provided much pleasure and satisfaction for millions of people

May he rest in peace.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:59 PM

17. Great actor

Crimes and Misdemeanors was a favorite of mine.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:07 PM

19. From "North by Northwest"


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:37 PM

21. My favorite scene:

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:08 PM

24. A man of depth and talent. God speed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:44 PM

26. Oh, man.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:44 PM

27. North by Northwest............

watched it tonight with my significant other, who had never seen it. We then turned on the news and hear that he died.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:59 PM

28. RE: Landaus career was on the rocks until he was picked by Francis Ford Coppola to play Abe Karatz

This statement forgets entirely that he did Space 1999

That said:

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:10 AM

31. loved his role in Crimes and Misdemeanors



he was a fine actor

now I'm gonna go watch crimes and misdemeanors just for the memories...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:23 AM

32. He made a Woody Allen Movie GOOD!

"Crimes & Misdemeanors." Only Allen movie I ever saw that I like.

Martin,

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Response to Doug the Dem (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:02 AM

33. You must have missed

"Sleeper". Now that's a funny film highlighted by when Woody emerges from the "Orgasmatron". Must see TV!

RIP Mr. Landau. He and Barbara Bain made the first three years of Mission:Impossible. Too bad they both left the show due to the contract issues. Wasn't the same show without them.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:11 AM

34. RIP Rollin Hand.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:16 AM

37. A very fine actor. I always enjoyed watching him

RIP

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:59 AM

38. Don't forget Chief Walks-Stooped-Over

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