Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau has passed away aged 89 after suffering “unexpected complications” following a hospital visit in Los Angeles.
Landau began his career as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News before moving into acting, with early roles in the likes of North by Northwest, Cleopatra and The Greatest Story Ever Told.
Between 1966 and 1969, he starred as Rollin Hand in the TV series Mission: Impossible, a role which saw him receiving the Golden Globe Award, as well as three Emmy nominations. He would later star in Space: 1999, and earned further Emmy nominations for guest roles in Without a Trace and Entourage.
On the big screen, Landau would be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for 1988’s Tucker: The Man and His Dream (winning a Golden Globe) and 1989’s Crimes and Misdemeanors, and would win the Oscar at the third time of asking for his role as Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton’s 1994 biopic Ed Wood.
Following his Oscar win, Landau remained prolific, with roles in the likes of City Hall, The X-Files, Rounders, The Majestic, Hollywood Homicide and Frankenweenie.