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RIP Martin Landau

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5 Responses to “RIP Martin Landau”

  1. Pete B says:

    “Now no one gives 2 fucks for Bela.”

    So happy he won the Oscar for Ed Wood.

  2. Bo says:

    Good actor who had a long run and man was he creepy, reptilian in North by Northwest!

  3. Joe Leydon says:

    He covered the waterfront, from Hitchcock to Entourage. And look at the other credits: Tucker: The Man and His Dream (Oscar nomination), Crimes and Misdemeanors (another Oscar nomination), and on and on. Hell, he was a terrific Geppetto in The Adventures of Pinocchio. And damned if he didn’t keep on working right up to the end.

  4. LynchVanSant says:

    I was watching The X-Files first movie last night and he was in it. He was effortlessly intense and a pleasure to watch. Space 1999 was a fave of mine as a kid. Crimes and Misdemeanours and Ed Wood are masterpieces…IMDB lists 173 credits but I still wish he had been in more big movies. He did a lot of television early in his career. Never did catch the Mission Impossible television series, but I wish I did.

  5. hcat says:

    He was the last guy you would think of when you say MOVIE STAR. Normal looking, would hardly stand out in a crowd yet in the right hands (the aforementioned Tucker, Crimes and Wood) he performed frickin’ arias.

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