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Fans and celebrities, influenced by Landau's decades of work, paid tribute to the actor among numerous other credits.

In a statement, Dick Guttman, a publicist for Mr. Landau, said the actor died of "unexpected complications", but did not provide additional details.

Early in his career, he made an impression with a villainous turn in director Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1959 thriller "North by Northwest". Landau would finally strike Oscar gold (as well as his third Golden Globe, a BAFTA nomination, and a Saturn Award), winning acclaim for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's biopic Ed Wood (1994).

But he was probably best known for his three-season run as spy agent Rollin Hand in TV's Mission: Impossible, from 1966-1969. He would follow that nomination up with another Best Supporting Actor nod for his role in Crimes and Misdemeanors, but he would fall short again.

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Landau continued work on both big and small screens in the 1990s, with roles in City Hall (1996) and Rounders (1998). Landau would ultimately be instrumental in opening a West Coast branch of the Studio, and he'd continue teaching for the rest of his life.

Having been accepted into the Actors Studio in the mid-1950s, Landau became an acting coach at the urging of Actors Studio guru Lee Strasberg. Instead, he chose "Mission: Impossible", and Leonard Nimoy went on to everlasting fame as Spock. In the series, Landau starred alongside then-wife Barbara Bain. His final role was Max in the 2015 thriller Remember. He recurring notably on "Without a Trace" as Anthony LaPaglia's father with Alzheimer's and on "Entourage" as a washed-up producer, drawing Emmy nominations in 2004 and 2005 for the former and in 2007 for the latter.

Born on June 20, 1928 in Brooklyn, Landau first worked as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News but later turned down a promotion and then quit in his mid-20s to pursue acting. He won the Oscar for the "Ed Wood" role. "Great in everything. I grew up watching and admiring MARTIN LANDAU". The couple divorced in 1993.

Landau is survived by his daughters Susie and Juliet, their husbands, his sister Elinor, his granddaughter Aria, and his godson Dylan.


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