The late actor won an Oscar for his role in the 1994 film ‘Ed Wood’
Mission: Impossible star Martin Landau has died, aged 89.
The Brooklyn-born actor was best known for playing secret agent Rollin Hand in the original Mission: Impossible TV series, which he starred in from 1966 to 1969.
Later in his profession, Landau won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his part in the 1994 film Ed Wood, which was coordinated by Tim Burton.
Landau initially begun as a sketch artist for the New York Daily News before moving into theater and TV acting. One of his initial break-out parts accompanied an appearance in North By Northwest, which was coordinated by the famous movie producer Alfred Hitchcock in 1959.
The on-screen character featured close by his significant other Barbara Bain in Mission: Impossible for a long time, however left the show in 1969 in the midst of a monetary question with its makers.
Landau – who additionally turned down the part of Spock in Star Trek (the part rather went to his companion Leonard Nimoy in 1966) – likewise had striking parts in Cleopatra (1963), Space: 1999 (1975-77) and the 1988 film Tucker: The Man and His Dream – which earned him an Academy Award assignment.
In memory of Martin Landau… pic.twitter.com/ioTO11qzry
— Dave Vescio (@DaveVescio) July 17, 2017
The actor passed away on Saturday (July 15) in Los Angeles following “unexpected complications” after a hospital visit. His publicist Dick Guttman confirmed the death, saying: “We are overcome with sadness.”1 of 1