Martin Landau

(1928- )


Martin Landau is a Jewish American actor. He was born on June 20, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Selma (née Buchanan) and Morris Landau, an Austrian-born machinist who scrambled to rescue relatives from the Nazis.

Influenced by Charlie Chaplin and the escapism of the cinema, he pursued an acting career and attended the Actors Studio. In 1957, Landau made his Broadway debut in Middle of the Night. In 1959, Landau made his first major film appearance in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest.

From 1966 to 1969, Landau played master of disguise Rollin Hand on the television show Mission: Impossible, for which he received multiple Emmy Award nominations. In 1988, he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture and Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Tucker: The Man and His Dream. He was nominated again for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1989 for his role in Crimes and Misdemeanors. In 1994, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for is supporting role of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood, in addition to a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe.

Landau married Barbara Bain on January 31, 1957. They divorced in 1993 and have two daughters, Susan and Juliet.

Landau lives in West Hollywood, California, and continues to perform in film and television, teaches acting and heads the Hollywood branch of the Actors Studio.

Selected Filmography

  • 2008 - Ivory
  • 2008 - Lovely, Still
  • 2008 - Harrison Montgomery
  • 2008 - Billy: The Early Years
  • 2008 - City of Ember
  • 2008 - David & Fatima
  • 2006 - An Existential Affair
  • 2006 - Love Made Easy
  • 2004 - The Aryan Couple
  • 2003 - The Commission
  • 2003 - Wake
  • 2003 - Hollywood Homicide
  • 2001 - The Majestic
  • 2000 - Very Mean Men
  • 2000 - In the Beginning
  • 2000 - Shiner
  • 2000 - Ready to Rumble
  • 1999 - Sleepy Hollow
  • 1999 -The New Adventures of Pinocchio
  • 1999 - The Joyriders
  • 1999 - Carlo's Wake
  • 1999 - Edtv
  • 1998 - Rounders
  • 1998 - The X Files
  • 1997 - B*A*P*S
  • 1996 - The Adventures of Pinocchio
  • 1996 - City Hall
  • 1996 - The Elevator
  • 1995 - Joseph
  • 1994 - Time is Money
  • 1994 - Ed Wood
  • 1994 - Intersection
  • 1994 - The Color of Evening
  • 1993 - Eye of the Stranger
  • 1993 - 12:01
  • 1993 - Silver
  • 1993 - No Place to Hide
  • 1992 - Mistress
  • 1991 - Firehead
  • 1990 - Real Bullets
  • 1989 - Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • 1989 - Paint it Black
  • 1988 - Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  • 1987 - Run If You Can
  • 1987 - Delta Forever
  • 1987 - Empire State
  • 1987 - Sweet Revenge
  • 1987 - Cyclone
  • 1987 - W.A.R.: Women Against Rape
  • 1985 - Treasure Island
  • 1984 - Access Code
  • 1983 - The Being
  • 1983 - Trial by Terror
  • 1982 - The Fall of the House of Usher
  • 1982 - Alone in the Dark
  • 1980 - The Return
  • 1980 - The Last Word
  • 1980 - Without Warning
  • 1979 - Meteor
  • 1975-1977 - Space: 1999 (TV series)
  • 1976 - A Special Magnum for Tony Saitta
  • 1972 - Black Gunn
  • 1971 - A Town Called Hell
  • 1970 - They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
  • 1970 - Operation Snafu
  • 1966-1969 - Mission: Impossible (TV series)
  • 1966 - Nevada Smith
  • 1965 - The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • 1965 - The Hallelujah Trial
  • 1963 - Cleopatra
  • 1963 - Decision at Midnight
  • 1962 - Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock
  • 1959 - The Gazebo
  • 1959 - North by Northwest
  • 1959 - Pork Chop Hill

Source: Internet Movie Database, Wikipedia

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