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Martin Landau, star of 'Ed Wood', passes away at 89

Martin Landau, star of 'Ed Wood', passes away at 89

Iconic actor Martin Landau has passed away at the age of 89. Or Gepetto. Or Mission: Impossible's Rollin Hand.

Since then, Landau had worked steadily in film, including starring opposite Paul Sorvino in "The Last Poker Game", which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in NY. At the 1995 Academy Awards, he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of actor Bela Lugosi in "Ed Wood".

He said: "Everything that has happened to me is of value to me". His win also marked a historical Academy Award moment as he pounded his fists on the podium and yelled "NO!" when the orchestra started to cut his speech short, not allowing him to dedicate the award to Lugosi.

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Early in his career, Landau starred in the television series Mission Impossible and had a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest before going on to receive Oscar nominations for Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanours in the late 1980s. He also had prominent roles in the first X-Files movie (as a paranoid scientist), Rounders (as a poker-playing law professor), and The Majestic (as a bereaved gold-star father who mistakes amnesiac Jim Carrey for his long-lost son). The actor became a source of inspiration for newcomers in the entertainment industry.

In this October 7, 2008, file photo, Tim Robbins, from left, Martin Landau and Bill Murray attend a special screening of "City of Ember" in NY.

After winning his Oscar, Landau gushed: "My God!"

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"If I was an opera singer or a ballet dancer, I probably wouldn't be able to do that any longer, but being an actor playing old guys is kind of a gift", Landau told the Star, a South African publication.

". I played more things, had more fun and", he told journalist Tim Teeman. "I was doing lousy parts in lousy movies, mindless characters". Donations can be made to the Actors Studio West.

Landau began as a cartoonist, but was accepted into the Lee Strasberg Actor's Studio in 1955 alongside Steve McQueen.

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Landau was born in Brooklyn on June 20, 1928. In the 1970s, he and his then wife, Barbara Bain, starred in the British science-fiction series "Space: 1999". He was married to co-star Bain from 1957 until their divorce in 1993.


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