RIP Martin Landau

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  1. Franco

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    Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

    "LOS ANGELES - A publicist for Martin Landau says the Oscar-winning actor and star of the “Mission: Impossible” TV series has died.

    Dick Guttman said Landau died Saturday of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center. He had just celebrated his 89th birthday.
    Landau was the crafty master of disguise for the TV version of “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994's “Ed Wood.”

    Landau also gained some measure of fame among “Star Trek” fans for a role he didn't play, pointy-eared starship Enterprise science officer, Mr. Spock.

    “Star Trek” creator Gene Rodenberry had offered him the role, but Landau turned it down."

    http://www.cp24.com/entertainment-n...ning-actor-martin-landau-dies-at-89-1.3505502

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    what a great face he had for the screen
     
  3. Franco

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    Indeed, another classic that leaves us :(

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    I feel "alone in the dark" right now.
     
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    Damn, another great one gone. RIP
     
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    Dang, RIP. An amazing actor who contributed to every genre. His role as Bela Lugosi in Burton's Ed Wood is one of my favourite performances by an actor.
     
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    Oh come on! When I look back on this day...

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    Mr. Landau was an amazing actor. May he rest in peace.
     
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    Rest in Peace Mr. Landau,
    'Ed Wood', 'Alone in the Dark', and 'The Fall of the House of Usher', so many great memories.
     
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    Damn, first Romero and then Landau? Who's gonna be the third?!? :( R.I.P.

    I was just planning on watching Space: 1999 again soon.
     
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    Just watched him in NORTH BY NORTHWEST last week. I watched SPACE:1999 religiously as a kid. Whether he was in a legit classic or a quirky cult film (I loved him in gonzo roles in ALONE IN THE DARK and WITHOUT WARNING) he always gave his considerable all. I'm so happy that he took home that Oscar for ED WOOD.A class act. Rest In Peace.
     
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    A life well-lived and acted. One of those actors who always seemed to be a part of the cinema landscape since I started watching movies.
     
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    I hear ya. What a shitty start for the week. R.I.P. Mr. Landau.
     
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    Damn, him and George in the same day. Loved him in North By Northwest and Cleopatra. One of the last great actors from Hollywood's golden age. RIP.

    ~Matt
     
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    Martin Landau was great in so many roles. Big budget, small budget - the quality of his performances was memorable. Ed Wood, North by Northwest, Crimes & Misdemeanors, Alone in the Dark, Without Warning, & countless more. Rest in peace, Mr. Landau.

     
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    Great actor - R.I.P Martin
     

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