Martin Landau best known for his roles in Mission: Impossible and Ed Wood died on July 15th at the age of 89. He had a long and varied career that spanned both TV and movies, encompassing almost all genres.
Mr. Landau was the Winner of the Golden Globe for best male TV star in 1968 and had several Emmy nominations for his role on Mission: Impossible as master of disguise Rollin Hand. In 1975, he landed the role of Commander John Koenig in the TV series Space: 1999.
He was nominated for Academy Awards on three separate occasions for best supporting role; in 1988, for playing Abe Karatz in Francis Coppola’s Tucker: The Man and his Dreams, the adulterous husband Judah Rosenthal in Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors in 1989, and the aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton’s “Ed Wood” in 1994. In 1994, he won an Oscar for his role as Bela Lugosi.
Martin Landau’s career has been long and varied. May he rest in peace.