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Martin Landau

Highest Rated:   100% Teenage Paparazzo (2010)
Lowest Rated:   5% Meteor (1979)
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Birthplace:   Brooklyn, New York, USA
Saturnine character actor Martin Landau was a staff cartoonist for the New York Daily News before switching to acting. In 1955, his career got off to a promising beginning, when out of 2,000 applicants, only he and one other actor (Steve McQueen) were accepted by Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio. Extremely busy in the days of live, Manhattan-based television, Landau made his cinematic mark with his second film appearance, playing James Mason's henchman in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). In 1966, Landau and his wife Barbara Bain were both cast on the TV adventure/espionage series Mission: Impossible. For three years, Landau portrayed Rollin Hand, a master of disguise with the acute ability to impersonate virtually every villain who came down the pike (banana-republic despots were a specialty). Unhappy with changes in production personnel and budget cuts, Landau and Bain left the series in 1969. Six years later, they costarred in Space: 1999 a popular syndicated sci-fi series; the performances of Landau, Bain, and third lead Barry Morse helped to gloss over the glaring gaps in continuity and logic which characterized the show's two-year run. The couple would subsequently act together several times (The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (1981) was one of the less distinguished occasions) before their marriage dissolved.Working steadily in various projects throughout the next few decades, Landau enjoyed a career renaissance with two consecutive Oscar nominations, the first for Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), and the second for Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). Landau finally won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's 1994 Ed Wood; his refusal to cut his acceptance speech short was one of the high points of the 1995 Oscar ceremony. He would continue to work over the next several years, appearing in movies like City of Ember and Mysteria, as well as on TV shows like Without a Trace and Entourage.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Last Poker Game
  • Abe
2017
73% Remember
  • Max
$0.5M 2016
33% Entourage
  • Bob Ryan
2015
No Score Yet Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs
  • Rulon Jeffs
2014
No Score Yet Anna Nicole
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Anna Nicole
  • J. Howard Marshall
2013
87% Frankenweenie
  • Mr. Rzykruski
$35.3M 2012
No Score Yet Have A Little Faith
  • Rabbi Albert Lewis
2011
95% Woody Allen: A Documentary
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Mysteria
  • Hotel Manager
2011
100% Teenage Paparazzo
  • Actor
2010
71% Lovely, Still
  • Robert Malone
  • Executive Producer
$0.2M 2010
No Score Yet Billy
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Ivory
  • Actor
2010
57% 9
  • #2
$31.7M 2009
No Score Yet Billy: The Early Years
  • Charles Templeton (Older)
$0.4M 2008
53% City of Ember
  • Sul
$7.8M 2008
No Score Yet David & Fatima
  • Rabbi Schmulic
2008
No Score Yet Harrison Montgomery
  • Harrison Montgomery
  • Executive Producer
2008
No Score Yet Brando
  • Actor
2007
12% The Aryan Couple, (The Couple)
  • Josef Krauzenberg
2005
No Score Yet James Dean: Sense Memories
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet An Existential Affair
  • Actor
2004
83% Broadway: The Golden Age
  • Actor
2004
27% Wake
  • Older Sebastian
2004
No Score Yet Eye of the Stranger
  • Actor
2004
30% Hollywood Homicide
  • Jerry Duran
$30.1M 2003
42% The Majestic
  • Harry Trimble
2001
46% Shiner
  • Frank Spedding
2001
No Score Yet Haven
  • Papa Gruber
2001
No Score Yet In the Beginning
  • Abraham
2000
12% Get Carter
  • Actor
$14.6M 2000
23% Ready to Rumble
  • Sal Bandini
2000
67% Sleepy Hollow
  • Van Garrett (uncredited)
1999
No Score Yet Las Nuevas Aventuras de Pinocho
  • Mister Geppetto
1999
No Score Yet Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (The Youngest Godfather)
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet The Joyriders
  • Gordon Trout
1999
63% EDtv
  • Al
1999
No Score Yet Carlo's Wake
  • Actor
1999
65% Rounders
  • Professor Petrovsky
1998
64% The X-Files - Fight the Future
  • Dr. Alvin Kurtzwell
1998
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet The Long Way Home
  • Actor
1997
13% B.A.P.S.
  • Mr. Blakemore
1997
27% Les Aventures de Pinocchio
  • Geppetto
1996
54% City Hall
  • Judge Walter Stern
1996
No Score Yet Joseph
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Color of Evening
  • Actor
1995
92% Ed Wood
  • Bela Lugosi
1994
7% Intersection
  • Neal
1994
No Score Yet 12:01
  • Dr. Thadius Moxley
1993
12% Sliver
  • Alex Parsons
1993
No Score Yet No Place to Hide
  • Frank
1993
No Score Yet Eye of the Stranger
  • Mayor Howard Bains
1993
No Score Yet Legacy of Lies
  • Abraham Resnick
1992
No Score Yet Something to Live For: The Alison Gertz Story
  • Jerry Gertz
1992
69% Mistress
  • Roth
1991
No Score Yet Firehead
  • Admiral Pendleton
1991
No Score Yet Real Bullets
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Max and Helen
  • Simon Wiesenthal
1990
No Score Yet By Dawn's Early Light
  • President
1990
93% Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • Judah Rosenthal
1989
No Score Yet Paint It Black
  • Daniel Lambert
1989
No Score Yet The Neon Empire
  • Max
1989
84% Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  • Abe /Voice of Walter Winchell
1988
No Score Yet Empire State
  • Chuck
1988
No Score Yet Sweet Revenge
  • Cicero
1987
No Score Yet Lethal Victims
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet W.A.R.
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Return of Six-Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman
  • Stenning
1987
No Score Yet Run If You Can
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Cyclone
  • Bosarian
1987
No Score Yet Kung Fu: The Movie
  • John Martin Perkins III
1986
No Score Yet L'Ile Au Trésor
  • Old captain
1985
No Score Yet Access Code
  • Agency Head
1984
No Score Yet The Being
  • Garson Jones
1983
78% Alone in the Dark
  • Byron 'Preacher' Sutcliff
1982
No Score Yet The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Roderick Usher
1982
No Score Yet The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Without Warning (It Came Without Warning) (Alien Encounters)
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet The Alien's Return
  • Niles Buchanan
1980
5% Meteor
  • Gen. Adlon
1979
No Score Yet Beyond Reason
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Aliens from Spaceship Earth
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Shadows in an Empty Room
  • Dr. George Tracer
1976
No Score Yet Alien Attack
  • Commander John Koenig
1976
No Score Yet Destination: Moonbase Alpha
  • Commander John Koenig
1975
No Score Yet Journey Through the Black Sun
  • Commander John Koenig
1975
No Score Yet Cosmic Princess
  • Commander John Koenig
1975
No Score Yet Savage
  • Paul Savage
1973
No Score Yet Columbo: Double Shock
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Black Gunn
  • Capelli
1972
No Score Yet Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol
  • Johnny Bristol
1972
No Score Yet A Town Called Hell
  • The Colonel
1971
60% They Call Me Mister Tibbs
  • Logan Sharpe
1970
No Score Yet Mission Impossible Versus the Mob
  • Actor
1968
57% Nevada Smith
  • Jesse Coe
1966
No Score Yet The Hallelujah Trail
  • Chief Walks-Stooped-Over
1965
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Caiaphas
1965
56% Cleopatra
  • Rufio
1963
100% North by Northwest
  • Leonard
1959
No Score Yet The Gazebo
  • The Duke
1959
No Score Yet Pork Chop Hill
  • Marshall
1959

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • Joe Tancredi
  • 2009
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Frank Malone
  • 2009
  • 2005
  • 2004
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Guest
  • Bob Ryan
  • 2008
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • William Cooper-Janes
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Major Ivan Kuchenko Hotaling
  • 1964
  • 1959

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