US actor Martin Landau dies at 89

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Luglio 17, 2017

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor "died Saturday of "unexpected complications" after a brief stay at UCLA Medical Center".

On "Mission: Impossible" Landau played the master of disguise, Rollin Hand.

He landed Oscar nods for 1988's Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Woody Allen's Crimes & Misdemeanors, and won an Academy Award for portraying horror movie icon Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's weird and wonderful 1994 film Ed Wood.

He left "Mission: Impossible" after three seasons in 1969 because of a contract dispute.

He played Commander John Koenig (again opposite Bain) on the cult hit "Space: 1999", a British series, from 1975-1977.

Academy award winning actor Martin Landau sits on his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as he poses for photographers during ceremonies to honor him, in Hollywood, Calif., on December 17, 2001. His students included the likes of Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston, Harry Dean Stanton, and Shirley Knight, Vanity Fair notes. "Nobody knew me", he said later. As a voice-actor, he was Scorpion in the 1995 Spider-Man cartoon.

His first major role on the silver screen was two years later as Leonard, the antagonist's henchman in Alfred Hitchcock's masterwork North by Northwest.

He and Bain divorced, and Landau spent the 1980s in roles in mostly obscure films.

It was the flawless film to work in as Landau himself was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended James Madison High School and Pratt Institute, and originally planned to be an illustrator. Inspired by screen icons like Edward G. Robinson and Humphrey Bogart, he quit cartooning after five years at The Daily News.

But as accomplished and talented as he was, Landau wasn't afraid to poke fun at himself and Hollywood. "I wanted to act".

His stage debut was in summer 1951 in "Detective Story" at the Peaks Island Playhouse in Maine. He is survived by his daughters Susie and Juliet from his marriage to Bain, sister Elinor, granddaughter Aria and godson Dylan.

Altre relazioni OverNewsmagazine

Discuti questo articolo