News Martin Landau has died.

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  1. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Landau was best known for his roles in Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" and the TV classics "Mission: Impossible" and "Space: 1999". For his portrayal of horror legend Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's "Ed Wood", he was awarded with an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actor's Guild Award, and a Saturn Award. He was also the father of filmmaker Susan Landau Finch and actress Juliet Landau.

    Martin Landau passed away on July 15 2017. He was 89 years old.
     
  2. Nightowl1701

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    And this day started off so well... :weep:

    Farewell, Rollin Hand/John Koenig. Cinnamon/Helena's waited for you long enough.

    EDIT: OOPS... I thought Barbara Bain had long since passed on. Didn't know they divorced. Awkward... :crazy:
     
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  3. Emh

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    Damn. Rest in peace, Martin Landau. :(
     
  4. Captain of the USS Averof

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    R.I.P. Commander John Koenig.
    R.I.P. agent Rollin Hand.

    Rest in peace Mr Landau. :weep:
     
  5. CorporalCaptain

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    Coincidentally, I enjoyed North by Northwest earlier today before hearing this sad news.
     
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    Well damn. My family and I still occasionally use 'Let's shoot this fucker', when we're getting ready to do something, like move furniture or housework.
     
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    Peace to his family.
     
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    Commander John Koenig was one of my earliest childhood heroes. Rest in peace Mr. Landau.
     
  9. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Well, this is depressing news. Martin Landau was always such a unique and talented actor, and I don't think he really got the credit he deserved until later in life. To me, he will always be Rollin Hand, one of the greatest heroes and adventures in the international spy genre.

    RIP, Martin Landau. :(
     
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  10. Greg Cox

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    Time to listen to the ED WOOD soundtrack again, I think.

    "Pull the strings! PULL THE STRINGS!"
     
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    M Precious Snowflake Moderator

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    My wife told me about his passing this morning. I hope he lived a long and happy life. May he rest in peace. :(

    For me he was the best TV actor from the 60s. I loved him as Rollin Hand, but I also enjoyed his two episodes of the original Outer Limits (his episode “The Man Who Was Never Born” is one of my favorites from that series) and on The Twilight Zone. And I loved him in “Ed Wood”, “12:01” (neat little sci-fi comedy) and the “X-Files” movie.

    You could always tell that he was very serious about his acting performance. He really seemed to enjoy slipping into new and complicated characters that demand a lot of him as an actor. In that vein, he was very similar to Leonard Nimoy, I believe. And interestingly, he was in the run for the role of Spock, too.

    I will miss him.
     
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  12. Foxhot

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    Nobody came back like Martin Landau.
     
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    Word. I remember him from the XF movie and he did a very good job in it. Such a class act.

    RIP sir and thanks.
     
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    He had a nice lead role in a mostly unseen film with Elizabeth Moss called THE JOYRIDERS in which he was hilarious in parts.
     
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    R.I.P commander Koenig.
     
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    R.I.P. Martin Landau , Commander Koenig.

     
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    Good bye Roland. :(

    Kor
     
  19. J.T.B.

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    I was a fan of Space: 1999 when I was a kid, so I was happy to see his comeback starting with Tucker. Of everything he did, I think Crimes and Misdemeanors was the greatest, a real masterpiece film. It was great to hear him interviewed on Marc Maron's podcast earlier this year. Sorry he's gone.
     
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    Time to watch Ed Wood again. My girlfriend has never seen it, so I think I need to introduce her...