Landau passed away at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, succumbing to "unexpected complications" according to his representative.
Alfred Hitchcock saw the play and gave Landau his big break in movies, casting him in the 1959 classic North by Northwest. His performance in the supporting role of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994) earned him an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award. But after a highly successful three-year run as master-of-disguise Rollin Hand on TV's Mission: Impossible, the actor who'd crafted his art alongside James Dean and mentored Jack Nicholson discovered the movie business had lost interest in him.
Thanks to Tucker, Landau was soon cast by Woody Allen to play one of the leads in the director's 1989 masterpiece Crimes and Misdemeanors, with Landau again nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the role.
Landau had proposed making Leonard covertly gay and worked with screenwriter Ernest Lehman to craft a line about his "woman's intuition" - to be delivered before the character demonstrates how Mason's girlfriend (played by Eva Marie Saint) has betrayed them.
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Fans are remembering veteran actor Martin Landau. But it was the 1966 TV show "Mission: Impossible', which helped him make a mark in the industry".
His third nomination was for Ed Wood, Burton's affectionate homage to a man widely seen as the worst Hollywood filmmaker of all time.
Landau - born and raised in Brooklyn - landed a job as a cartoonist at the New York Daily News at age 17, until he quit five years later to pursue acting.
Back on TV, Landau earned Emmy nominations for two recurring roles: as Anthony LaPaglia's Alzheimer's-afflicted father on Without a Trace and for Bob Ryan, a Robert Evans-like movie producer seeking a comeback, on Entourage. The couple divorced in 1993.