Martin Landau

Highest Rated: 100% Teenage Paparazzo (2010)
Lowest Rated: 5% Meteor (1979)
Birthday: Jun 20, 1931
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

CREDIT
73% Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game Abe 2018
71% 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
90% Woody Allen: A Documentary Actor 2011
No Score Yet Mysteria Hotel Manager 2011
100% Teenage Paparazzo Actor 2010
71% Lovely, Still Executive Producer Robert Malone $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 $7.9M 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
81% Shanghai Ghetto Narrator 2002
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
68% 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
64% EDtv Al 1999
No Score Yet Carlo's Wake Actor 1999
65% Rounders Professor Petrovsky 1998
65% 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
16% 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
10% Intersection Neal 1994
40% 12:01 Dr. Thadius Moxley 1993
11% 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
72% 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
85% 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 Blazing Magnum 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
50% Nevada Smith Jesse Coe 1966
No Score Yet The Hallelujah Trail Chief Walks-Stooped-Over 1965
40% The Greatest Story Ever Told Caiaphas 1965
59% Cleopatra Rufio 1963
99% North by Northwest Leonard 1959
80% Pork Chop Hill Marshall 1959
No Score Yet The Gazebo The Duke 1959

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Rollin Hand Rollin
  • 2010
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
Joe Tancredi
  • 2009
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Guest Bob Ryan
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Frank Malone
  • 2009
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
45% The Evidence
2006
Dr. Sol Goldman
  • 2006
No Score Yet Spider-Man
1994-1998
Voice
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
William Cooper-Janes
  • 1985
No Score Yet Buffalo Bill
1983-1984
Adversary
  • 1984
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Al Darke
  • 1984
61% Space: 1999
1975-1978
Cdr. John Koenig
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Dexter/Norman Paris
  • 1973
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Britton
  • 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Zark
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Grimm
  • 1965
91% The Outer Limits (1963)
1963-1965
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Major Ivan Kuchenko Hotaling
  • 1964
  • 1959
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Emeliano
  • 1961
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Cort
  • 1959
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Mike Manning
  • 1958
  • 1957

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