Hollywood mourns legend Martin Landau's demise

| Updated: Jul 17, 2017 20:19 IST

New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI): Martin Landau, the Oscar winning actor famed for his role as Bela Lugosi in the film 'Ed Wood' and Rollin Hand in 'Mission: Impossible', has passed away at the age of 89. Fans and celebrities, influenced by Landau's decades of work, paid tribute to the actor among numerous other credits. Many celebs, including Patricia Arquette, Robert Schneider and David Harbour, took to their Twitter handles to mourn his death. Patricia said in her tweet, "Working with Martin Landau on Ed Wood was a joy. What a talented, sweet generous actor. #RealDeal" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Working with Martin Landau on Ed Wood was a joy. What a talented, sweet generous actor. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RealDeal?src=hash">#RealDeal</a> <a href="https://t.co/lXVGeTo6xd">https://t.co/lXVGeTo6xd</a></p>&mdash; Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) <a href="https://twitter.com/PattyArquette/status/886748313835290625">July 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Saturday Night Live comedianRob Schneider, tweeted, "Oh no! Martin Landau, I was just telling a story about working with you tonight at dinner! I LOVE YOU! I MISS YOU! I'm blessed that I knew U" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oh no! Martin Landau, I was just telling a story about working with you tonight at dinner! I LOVE YOU!<br>I MISS YOU! I&#39;m blessed that I knew U</p>&mdash; Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobSchneider/status/886767395897044992">July 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> David Harbour, the Stranger Things star, mourned the loss and tweeted, "The great Martin Landau has died. Long time member of the actor's studio and brilliant craftsman in our tradition. I will miss his work." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The great Martin Landau has died. Long time member of the actor&#39;s studio and brilliant craftsman in our tradition. I will miss his work.</p>&mdash; David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidKHarbour/status/886751970651975680">July 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Martin Landau said the key to playing a drunk wasn&#39;t to act drunk, but like a drunk trying to act sober. Brilliant actor but also teacher.</p>&mdash; Adam Best (@adamcbest) <a href="https://twitter.com/adamcbest/status/886788364007034880">July 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rest In Peace Martin Landau. Brilliant actor, kind man, amazing cartoonist, lived the birth and life of great American acting. Well done.</p>&mdash; Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) <a href="https://twitter.com/WhitfordBradley/status/886771579501391872">July 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928, in Brooklyn, the son of Morris Landau, a machinist, and the former Selma Buchanan. He attended James Madison High School and Pratt Institute, and originally planned to be an illustrator. He made his Broadway debut in 1857 in 'Middle of the Night' and made his first major film appearance in 1959, as Leonard, right-hand man of a criminal mastermind, in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest.(ANI)
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