“Oscar” Italian Martin Landau (89) died
The American actor Martin Landau is Saturday afternoon at the age of 89 died. The actor, after a short illness at the UCLA hospital in Los Angeles died.
Landau began acting in the fifties of the previous century. His first major role was in 1959 in the film North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock. Also, he played Rufio in the classic Hollywoodverfilming from the 1963 Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor in the starring role.
In 1988 he was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (Francis Ford Coppola, but he won the coveted golden statuette. A year later he was nominated again for best supporting actor in Crimes and Misdemeanors but he grabbed again, in addition to the price.
Landau’s legendary acting in the role of Bela Lugosi in the film Ed Wood (1994) directed by Tim Burton, earned him an Oscar.
Landau married in 1957, with the actress Barbara Bain, with whom he collaborated in the television series Mission: Impossible played. The couple had two daughters, Susan and Juliet. In 1993 went to Landau and Bain from each other.