MARTIN LANDAU - MovieMonday.com
Martin Landau in NORTH BY NORTHWEST with James Mason and Eva Marie Saint.
Intense and unusual-looking, Martin Landau wowed audiences with his top notch performances on television's "Mission Impossible" in the 1960s. After several seasons "Space: 1999," Landau went on to deliver sturdy performances in a series of film's of varying quality. Starting with "Tucker" in 1988 followed by "Crimes and Misdemeanors" in 1989, Landau began to rack up great reviews in a string of top notch movies, climaxing with an Oscar for Best Actor for his astonishing impersonation of Bela Lugosi in "Ed Wood."
Martin Landau (1931 - )
Early in his career, Landau landed major supporting roles in North by Northwest (1959) as James Mason's henchman, and Cleopatra (1963) as Rufio.
His role in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) earned him an Oscar nomination. Woody Allen gave him a prime leading part in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), which merited another Oscar nomination.
Landau finally won a Supporting Actor Oscar for playing the aging Bela Lugosi in "Ed Wood" (1994).
His other notable credits include...
Hollywood Homicide (2003)
The Majestic (2001) .... Harry Trimble
Sleepy Hollow (1999) (uncredited) .... Peter Van Garrett
Edtv (1999) .... Al
The X Files (1998) .... Dr. Alvin Kurtzweil
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! (1970) .... Reverend Logan Sharpe
The Hallelujah Trail (1965) .... Chief Walks-Stooped-Over
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) .... Caiaphas
North by Northwest (1959) .... Leonard
Television credits include...
"Space: 1999" (1975) .... Commander John Koenig
"Mission: Impossible" (1966) .... Rollin Hand (1966-1969)
"The Outer Limits"