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Martin Landau

Martin Landau
Landau at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival
Personal information
Birth dateJune 20 (year of birth unconfirmed)
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, producer
Years active1956 present
Spouse-Barbara Bain-1957-1993; divorced
ChildrenSusan Landau,
Juliet Landau

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Martin Landau (born June 20, 1931; some sources indicate 1928) is an American actor.

Landau began his career in the 1950s; his early films include a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). He played continuing roles in the television series Mission: Impossible for which he received Emmy Award nominations, and Space:1999. He received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture and his first nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Tucker: The Man and His Dream, and was also Oscar nominated for his role in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). His performance in the supporting role of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994) earned him the Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe. He continues to perform in film and television and heads the Hollywood branch of the Actors Studio.

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