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    Default Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89



    Noooooo.....

    RIP, Sir!

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pe...-idUSKBN1A200S

    Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89

    (Reuters) - Martin Landau, a talented and prolific character actor who achieved TV stardom in "Mission: Impossible" and won an Oscar for his portrayal of a washed-up Bela Lugosi in the sweetly bizarre 1994 film "Ed Wood," has died at age 89.

    Landau died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Saturday from unexpected complications during a short hospitalization for an undisclosed illness, publicist Dick Guttman said in a statement on Sunday.

    His long career had remarkable ups and downs. He delivered acclaimed performances in movies by top directors including Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Tim Burton, was nominated three times for Oscars, and co-starred in the spy series "Mission: Impossible" in the 1960s alongside then-wife Barbara Bain.
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    Landau also is remembered for a role he did not get. He was "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry's first pick to portray pointy-eared Vulcan Mr. Spock, an iconic role that eventually went to Leonard Nimoy.

    Nimoy then replaced Landau on "Mission: Impossible" when he left in a salary dispute.
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    He also co-starred with Bain in the 1970s sci-fi series "Space: 1999" and appeared in Rod Serling's acclaimed series "The Twilight Zone." In 2011, he lent his voice to an episode of the venerable animated series "The Simpsons."
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    He is this actor that everyone knows, but most people cannot put a name to the face... 64 year as an actor...
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