Martin Landau, Dead at 89

Martin LandauMartin Landau was 89. He was the versatile actor who won an Oscar for his role as Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's "Ed Wood".

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He deftly played conniving twins in the memorable Columbo episode "Double Shock"

July 16, 2017 @ 8:39 PM


I wonder how much different Star Trek would have been if he had accepted the offer to play Spock.

July 17, 2017 @ 11:08 AM


That Columbo episode was fantastic.

July 17, 2017 @ 11:21 AM

James Edgar

SPACE 1999!

July 17, 2017 @ 12:36 PM


I guess you're all too young to remember him and his wife Barbara Bain on Mission Impossible.

July 17, 2017 @ 7:31 PM

The Voice of Reason

The old school of Dean, Clift, Brando, Newman and McQueen have been joined by Landau

So so sad great era of acting.

July 18, 2017 @ 8:06 AM


Crimes & Misdemeanors is an incredible movie the Martin Landau took to the next level.

Strangely, my favourite Landau line is from Ed Wood.

"Let's shoot this fucker!".

It has become like a mini motivational speech I give myself when I have to tackle some daunting task.


July 18, 2017 @ 9:42 AM

James Edgar

@ Alan Nope I remember. SPACE 1999 was my favourite though.

July 18, 2017 @ 12:30 PM


Not only Martin Landau as Spock, but also Jack Lord As Captain Kirk? That is difficult to imagine.

July 20, 2017 @ 9:49 AM

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