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Academy Award-winning actor Martin Landau has appeared on such television series as Mission: Impossible and in such films as Ed Wood.
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In the mid-1970s, he landed another TV series, the syndicated science-fiction show Space: 1999. Produced in Britain, Space: 1999 also gave the actor another chance to work with his wife. The series has been a cult classic since its initial release.
Following Space: 1999, Martin Landau appeared in a number of lackluster film and TV projects. His career seemed at an all-time low in 1981, during which time he appeared in a role in the TV movie The Harlem Globetrotters on Gillian's Island. By the end of the 1980s, however, Landau had re-established himself as a serious character actor. He received back-to-back Academy Award nominations, in 1988 and 1989, for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Landau finally took home the golden statue in 1994, for his portrayal of actor Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood. Johnny Depp stars as famed director Ed Wood in this film, directed by Tim Burton. Since then, Landau has continued to work steadily in film and TV. He appeared on the 2006 TV series The Evidence and had recurring roles on Entourage and Without a Trace. In 2013, Landau played J. Howard Marshall II, the wealthy elderly husband of Anna Nicole Smith in the TV movie The Anna Nicole Smith Story.
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