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    RIP Martin Landau

    Gone to his last impossible mission:

    Martin Landau, 89, a character actor who starred in the 1960s television show "Mission: Impossible" and won an Oscar for playing Bela Lugosi in the movie "Ed Wood," died Saturday, his publicist Dick Guttman said Sunday night.

    Landau died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles following "unexpected complications during a short hospitalization," Guttman said in a statement.
    I never got into Mission Impossible. I'll remember him most in his turn as a kindly law professor in the poker movie Rounders.
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    Re: RIP Martin Landau

    By the time I watched MI, he was gone. He showed up not much later on Space 1999, though, along with Barbara Bain.

    George Romero also died in the past few days. Seems as if we've moved on to older celebs this year.
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    Re: RIP Martin Landau

    Leonard in North by Northwest.

    RIP

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    Re: RIP Martin Landau

    I grew up watching Mission reruns, he was always great, a prototype spy.

    RIP.
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    Re: RIP Martin Landau

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Leonard in North by Northwest.

    RIP
    great actor. he was a bad evil man in North by Northwest.

    "I chose to play Leonard as a gay character. It was quite a big risk in cinema at the time. My logic was simply that he wanted to get rid of Eva Marie Saint with such a vengeance, so it made sense for him to be in love with his boss, Vandamm, played by James Mason. Every one of my friends thought I was crazy, but Hitchcock liked it. A good director makes a playground and allows you to play. "

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    Re: RIP Martin Landau

    "Landau also was an admired acting teacher who taught the craft to the likes of Jack Nicholson. And in the 1950s, he was best friends with James Dean and, for several months, the boyfriend of Marilyn Monroe. "She could be wonderful, but she was incredibly insecure, to the point she could drive you crazy," he told The New York Times in 1988."

    Forgot about Crimes and Misdemeanors. Allen's best movie IMO.

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    Re: RIP Martin Landau

    I will always remember him as the Captain on Space 1999.
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