Sunday, July 16, 2017

Martin Landau

Brilliant, Oscar-winning actor -- via the Hollywood Reporter. He started out in theater, but soon got noticed in his second film, as the evil henchman Leonard in "North by Northwest." His big break came in TV, as the master of disguise Rollin Hand on "Mission: Impossible." Later, he did the interesting if uneven "Space: 1999" syndicated TV series. At his low point, played the villain in "The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island." He got a big comeback boost with a supporting role in Coppola's "Tucker" The Man and His Dream." He was devastating as the guilty antihero of Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors." He won his Oscar for his marvelous portrayal of Bela Lugosi in Burton's "Ed Wood." He was a pro; he made it look easy.