Landau's publicist said he passed away Saturday of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center. Leonard Nimoy took on the role and then replaced Landau on his TV spy drama Mission: Impossible.
Landau recently attended the Tribeca Film Festival in NY, where his upcoming movie, The Last Poker Game, was screened.
"Ed Wood", starring Martin Landau and Johnny Depp. Landau won the Oscar and a slew of other prestigious awards for "Ed Wood", in which he played legendary horror actor Bela Lugosi.
Following his departure from CBS' Mission: Impossible show in 1969, Landau found his acting footing again when he played Abe Karatz in Francis Ford Coppola's 1988 film Tucker: The Man and His Dream.
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"I quit to become an out-of-work actor in NY, and everyone thought I was insane". Survivors also include Landau's sons-in-law Roy and Deverill, sister Elinor, granddaughter Aria, and godson Dylan. It's a small role that earned Landau his first Oscar nomination for best supporting actor. His career included diverse roles in films, television and stage and was still going strong in the 2010s. (AAP) The veteran actor died aged 89. He also had prominent roles in the first X-Files movie (as a paranoid scientist), Rounders (as a poker-playing law professor), and The Majestic (as a bereaved gold-star father who mistakes amnesiac Jim Carrey for his long-lost son). He was later bitten by the acting bug and left the paper to concentrate on theater work, attending the Actors Studio.
"The ladies always loved Martin Landau".
But during career doldrums, the New York-born Landau languished in third-rate projects such as the laughable 1981 TV movie "The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" and the dispensable 1983 mutant monster movie "The Being". His career started in the 1950s, with early appearances like a role in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest in 1950.
However, roles in "A Town Called Hell", "Operation Snafu" and another villain role in "They Call Me Mister Tibbs" didn't result in major acclaim. After years of forgettable walk-on parts, writers were tailoring roles for him.