TMZ is reporting that Martin Landau has passed away. The actor died Saturday of “unexpected complications” after a brief stay at UCLA Medical Center. He was 89.
Landau’s many, many, MANY TV and movie credits include North by Northwest, Cleopatra, Mission: Impossible, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Hallelujah Trail, Tucker: The Man and His Dream and his Oscar-winning performance in Ed Wood. Landau was also the voice of a Vincent Price-like science teacher in the horror-movie homage, Frankenweenie (2012).
Landau worked as director, teacher and executive director at the Actors Studio West. He has been credited with helping to guide the talents of such actors as Nicholson, Huston, Warren Oates and Harry Dean Stanton.
Landau is survived by his daughters Susan (a casting director) and Juliet (an actress-dancer).