Martin Landau was 89.
Saturday, July 15, in Los Angeles on 90-m to year of life died a famous American actor Martin Landau. The cause of death was “unexpected complications” that arose after an illness which Landau was hospitalized last week in the Medical center. Ronald Reagan.
Martin Landau born June 20 1928 in Brooklyn to Jewish immigrants from Austria. His career in show business he started as a cartoonist. However, despite the success, aspired to become an actor. He managed to enroll in a famous acting school Lee Strasberg. Were in the same class with Steve McQueen, was friends with James Dean.
The first notable role of Landau in the movie was the criminal in the Thriller Alfred Hitchcock’s “North By Northwest” (1959). He then starred in the legendary “Cleopatra” and the Thriller “Nevada Smith.”
A breakthrough for the actor was the TV series “Mission: impossible”. He got there the main negative role.
In 1988, Landau earned a nomination for “Oscar” for his starring role in the movie “Tucker: the Man and his dream”, which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. “Oscar” Martin did not obey, but he received another prestigious award — the award “Golden globe”. The American film Academy said late Martin Landau in 1994. He was awarded the “Oscar” as best supporting actor for his role in the cult film “ed wood”.
This award has breathed a second life in Carter veteran of Hollywood. He starred in the Comedy “Mistress” with Robert de Niro in the drama “city Hall” with al Pacino, in “Rounders” with Matt Damon in “the Majestic” with Jim Carrey.
From 2002 to 2009, Landau played a major role in the detective series “Without a trace”, for which he was nominated for the award “Emmy”.
In January 1957, Martin Landau was married to actress Barbara Bain. They had two daughters, Susan and Juliet. In 1993, the couple divorced.
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