Martin Landau

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
70% 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
73% 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
30% Hollywood Homicide Jerry Duran $30.1M 2003
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% The Adventures of Pinocchio (Les aventures de Pinocchio) Geppetto 1996
56% 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
9% 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
83% 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
38% The Greatest Story Ever Told Caiaphas 1965
61% Cleopatra Rufio 1963
99% North by Northwest Leonard 1959
83% Pork Chop Hill Marshall 1959
No Score Yet The Gazebo The Duke 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet Dr. Phil
2002
Guest 2011
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
66% Space: 1999
1975-1978
Cdr. John Koenig 1977
1976
1975
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Dexter/Norman Paris 1973
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Zark 1966
1965
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Guest Britton 1966
1958
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

QUOTES FROM Martin Landau CHARACTERS

Victor says: Nobody likes scientists.

Mr. Rzykruski says: They like what science gives them, but not the questions, no. Not the questions that science asks.

Victor says: [Thinks for a second] Actually, I have a question.

Victor says: [thinks for a second] Actually, I have a question.

Mr. Rzykruski says: He, he. That is why you are a scientist.

Victor says: I was doing my experiment, my project, and the first time it worked great, but the next time it didn't. I mean, it sort of worked, but then it didn't. And I don't know why.

Mr. Rzykruski says: Then maybe you never really understood it the first time. People think science is here [points to his head], but it is also here [places his hand on his chest]. The first time, did you love your experiment?

Victor says: Yes. [Thinks of Sparky licking his hand]

Victor says: Yes. [thinks of Sparky licking his hand]

Mr. Rzykruski says: And the second time?

Victor says: [Thinks of the invisible fish] No. I just wanted it over.

Mr. Rzykruski says: Then you changed the variables.

Victor says: I was doing it for the wrong reason.

Mr. Rzykruski says: Science is not good or bad, Victor. But it can be used both ways. That is why you must always be careful.

Bela Lugosi says: I refuse to drive in this country. Too many madmen.

Bela Lugosi says: GODDAMN, it's cold!

Ed Wood says: It'll warm up once you're in it.

Bela Lugosi says: FUCK YOU! You come out here!

Ed Wood says: Boy, Mr. Lugosi, you must lead such an exciting life! When is your next picture coming out?

Bela Lugosi says: I have no next picture.

Ed Wood says: You gotta be joking, a great star like you? You must have dozens of them lined up!

Bela Lugosi says: Back in the old days, yes... Now, no one gives two fucks for Bela.

Ed Wood says: But you're a big star!

Bela Lugosi says: No more. I haven't worked in four years. This business, this town, it chews you up, then spits you out. [pauses] I'm just an ex-boogeyman

Bela Lugosi says: No more. I haven't worked in four years. This business, this town, it chews you up, then spits you out. [pauses] I'm just an ex-boogeyman.

Ed Wood says: [Bela Lugosi casts a love spell on Vampira who is on TV while moving his fingers like Dracula] My Gosh, Bela, how do you do that?

Bela Lugosi says: You must be double-jointed. And you must be Hungarian

Bela Lugosi says: You must be double-jointed. And you must be Hungarian.

Mr. Rzykruski says: People think science is here (points to mind), but it also here (touches heart).

Mr. Rzykruski says: People think science is here [points to mind] but it also here. [touches heart]

Mr. Rzykruski says: The first time did you love your experiment?

Victor Frankenstein says: Yes.

Mr. Rzykruski says: Ah. And the second time?

Victor Frankenstein says: No, I just wanted it over.

Mr. Rzykruski says: Then you changed the variables.

Mr. Rzykruski says: Science is not good or bad Victor, but it can be used both ways. That is why you must always be careful.

Bela Lugosi says: Lets shoot this fucker!

Bela Lugosi says: Karloff does not deserve to smell my shit

Bela Lugosi says: Karloff does not deserve to smell my shit.

Mr. Rzykruski says: They like what science gives them but not the questions no, not the questions the science asks.

Bela Lugosi says: These lines,... I'll have no problem remembering.

Bela Lugosi says: These lines... I'll have no problem remembering.

Mr. Rzykruski says: You are afraid of what you do not understand, like a dog is afraid of lightning or balloons.

Bela Lugosi says: The blood, the blood is horror

Bela Lugosi says: The blood, the blood is horror.

Harry Trimble says: I mean, this television thing. Why would you want to stay at home and watch a little box? Because it's convenient? Because you don't have to get dressed up, because you could just sit there? I mean, how can you call that entertainment, alone in your living room? Where's the other people? Where's the audience? Where's the magic? I'll tell you, in a place like this, the magic is all around you.The trick is to see it.

Doon Harrow says: What does this do?

Sul says: I don't know. That's not my job.

#2 says: Some things in this world are better left where they lie. But if you know where to look, these ruins are full of riches.

Bela Lugosi says: They don't want the classic horror films anymore. Today it's all giant bugs. Giant spiders, giant grasshoppers... Who would believe such nonsense?

Bela Lugosi says: Bullshit, Im ready now. Roll the camera!

Judah Rosenthal says: Without God the world is a cesspool.

Ed Wood says: your like the got ... the pupet master

Ed Wood says: Your like the got... the pupet master.

Bela Lugosi says: ahhhh so i pull the string

Bela Lugosi says: Ahhhh so I pull the string.

Ed Wood says: pull the strings!..... i like that

Ed Wood says: Pull the strings... I like that.

Ed Wood says: transvestites i need transvietites

Ed Wood says: Transvestites, I need transvestites

Ed Wood says: Transvestites, I need transvestites.

Bela Lugosi says: eddy what kind of a movie were makeing

Bela Lugosi says: Eddy what kind of a movie were making?

Bela Lugosi says: HOW DARE THAT ASSHOLE MENTION KARLOFF!?

Bela Lugosi says: How dare that asshole bring up Karloff?

Bela Lugosi says: Shit! There is my transport!

Bela Lugosi says: Karloff? Sidekick? F#¤K YOU!!!

Bela Lugosi says: Karloff? Sidekick? FUCK YOU!

Bela Lugosi says: [After the mob at the 'Bride of the Monster' premiere tried attacking them.] Now that was a premiere.

#2 says: If you know where to look, these ruins are full of riches.

Bela Lugosi says: Pull the string! Pull the string!

Bela Lugosi says: FUCK YOU! You come out here!

Bela Lugosi says: If you want to make out with a young lady, take her to see Dracula; heh, heh, heh.

Bela Lugosi says: If you want to make out with a young lady, take her to see Dracula.