Martin Landau

Martin James Landau (June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) was an American actor, acting coach, producer, and editorial cartoonist. His career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). He played regular roles in the television series Mission: Impossible (for which he received several Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award) and Space: 1999. Landau received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, as well as his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988); he received his second Oscar nomination for his performance in Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). His performance in the supporting role of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994) earned him an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award. Description above from the Wikipedia article Martin Landau, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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North by Northwest (1959)

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Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  James Mason  •  Jessie Royce Landis

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  James Mason  •  Jessie Royce Landis

City of Ember (2008)

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, in a race against ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gil Kenan
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Harry Treadaway  •  Mary Kay Place  •  Bill Murray

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, in a race against ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gil Kenan
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Harry Treadaway  •  Mary Kay Place  •  Bill Murray

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

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Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1945. Engineer Preston Tucker dreams of designing the car of future, but his innovative envision will be repeatedly sabotaged by his own unrealistic expectations and the Detroit automobile industry tycoons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Joan Allen  •  Martin Landau  •  Frederic Forrest

Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1945. Engineer Preston Tucker dreams of designing the car of future, but his innovative envision will be repeatedly sabotaged by his own unrealistic expectations and the Detroit automobile industry tycoons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Joan Allen  •  Martin Landau  •  Frederic Forrest

B.A.P.S. (1997)

Two clueless homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers, but instead find themselves scamming a dying millionaire to eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Martin Landau  •  Ian Richardson  •  Natalie Desselle-Reid

Two clueless homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers, but instead find themselves scamming a dying millionaire to eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Martin Landau  •  Ian Richardson  •  Natalie Desselle-Reid

Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Broadway: The Golden Age is the most important, ambitious and comprehensive film ever made about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay filmed over 100 of the greatest stars ever to work on Broadway or in Hollywood. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick McKay
CAST:  Edie Adams  •  Bea Arthur  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Kaye Ballard

Broadway: The Golden Age is the most important, ambitious and comprehensive film ever made about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay filmed over 100 of the greatest stars ever to work on Broadway or in Hollywood. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick McKay
CAST:  Edie Adams  •  Bea Arthur  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Kaye Ballard

City Hall (1996)

The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  John Cusack  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Danny Aiello

The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  John Cusack  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Danny Aiello

Cleopatra (1963)

Determined to hold on to the throne, Cleopatra seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony, who vows to take power—but Caesar’s successor has other plans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Richard Burton  •  Rex Harrison  •  Roddy McDowall

Determined to hold on to the throne, Cleopatra seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony, who vows to take power—but Caesar’s successor has other plans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Richard Burton  •  Rex Harrison  •  Roddy McDowall

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Martin Landau  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Joanna Gleason

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Martin Landau  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Joanna Gleason

Ed Wood (1994)

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The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Martin Landau  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Patricia Arquette

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Martin Landau  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Patricia Arquette

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor moonlighting as a yoga ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Lena Olin  •  Bruce Greenwood

Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor moonlighting as a yoga ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Lena Olin  •  Bruce Greenwood

Meteor (1979)

After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use the illegal nuclear weapon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Natalie Wood  •  Karl Malden  •  Brian Keith

After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use the illegal nuclear weapon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Natalie Wood  •  Karl Malden  •  Brian Keith

Nevada Smith (1966)

Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to shoot on time and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Karl Malden  •  Brian Keith  •  Arthur Kennedy

Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to shoot on time and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Karl Malden  •  Brian Keith  •  Arthur Kennedy

Pork Chop Hill (1959)

Korean War, April 1953. Lieutenant Clemons, leader of the King company of the United States Infantry, is ordered to recapture Pork Chop Hill, occupied by a powerful Chinese Army force, while, just seventy miles away, at nearby the village of Panmunjom, a tense ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Harry Guardino  •  Rip Torn  •  George Peppard

Korean War, April 1953. Lieutenant Clemons, leader of the King company of the United States Infantry, is ordered to recapture Pork Chop Hill, occupied by a powerful Chinese Army force, while, just seventy miles away, at nearby the village of Panmunjom, a tense ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Harry Guardino  •  Rip Torn  •  George Peppard

Ready to Rumble (2000)

Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Robbins
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Scott Caan  •  Oliver Platt  •  Bill Goldberg

Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Robbins
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Scott Caan  •  Oliver Platt  •  Bill Goldberg

Rounders (1998)

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  John Turturro  •  Gretchen Mol  •  Edward Norton

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  John Turturro  •  Gretchen Mol  •  Edward Norton

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. Locals believe the culprit to be none other than the legendary Headless Horseman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Casper Van Dien  •  Michael Gough

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. Locals believe the culprit to be none other than the legendary Headless Horseman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Casper Van Dien  •  Michael Gough

The Majestic (2001)

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Martin Landau  •  Laurie Holden  •  David Ogden Stiers

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Martin Landau  •  Laurie Holden  •  David Ogden Stiers

The X Files (1998)

Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Bowman
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Gillian Anderson  •  Martin Landau  •  Mitch Pileggi

Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Bowman
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Gillian Anderson  •  Martin Landau  •  Mitch Pileggi

They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)

A police detective's investigation of a prostitute's murder points to his best friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Martin Landau  •  Barbara McNair  •  Anthony Zerbe

A police detective's investigation of a prostitute's murder points to his best friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Martin Landau  •  Barbara McNair  •  Anthony Zerbe

By Dawn's Early Light (1990)

A nuclear warhead launched by Soviet insurgents protesting the waning Cold War destroys the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The destruction sets off a race between American and Soviet politicians to prevent a nuclear holocaust. While the U.S. president feverishly works ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder
CAST:  Powers Boothe  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  James Earl Jones  •  Martin Landau

A nuclear warhead launched by Soviet insurgents protesting the waning Cold War destroys the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The destruction sets off a race between American and Soviet politicians to prevent a nuclear holocaust. While the U.S. president feverishly works ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder
CAST:  Powers Boothe  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  James Earl Jones  •  Martin Landau
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