Martin Landau, an actor whose career spanned six decades, passed away Saturday, July 15, after some time in the hospital. He was 89.
Starring in a variety of recent hits like The Majestic, The X-Files, and Hollywood Homocide, the prolific actor was in a variety of TV roles before starring mostly in movies roles later in his career. Some of his larger roles include Ed Wood (for which he won an Oscar), North by Northwest, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and the TV shows The Twilight Zone and Mission: Impossible, which inspired the movie franchise.
Fans and those who worked with him took to Twitter to mourn his passing and celebrate his career.
Martin Landau was a phenomenal character actor. Made small scenes big. RIP
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) July 17, 2017
Had the honor of working w/ Martin Landau on Entourage years ago. Hes the definition of what a great actor is. Hes Given masterpieces 2 us.
— Jerry Ferrara (@jerryferrara) July 17, 2017
There is not a single Landau performance that didn't elevate everyone else on screen with its generosity and power. One of my favorites.
— 🖖Jackson Lanzing🖖 (@JacksonLanzing) July 17, 2017
Martin Landau had a spectacular career including the not-to-common blessing to do some of his best work late in life. #RIP
— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) July 17, 2017
— Tribeca (@Tribeca) July 17, 2017