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  • Martin Landau RIP

    The Guardian has announced the desth st the age of 89 of Msrtin Landau

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...es-at-89#img-1

    Nick

  • #2
    A good age, but sad he's gone. An excellent actor.

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    • #3
      The obituary above describes him as 'hangdog'.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jamal.nazreddin View Post
        The obituary above describes him as 'hangdog'.
        It describes his features as "hangdog". It's just an expression, meaning a sad or droopy look.

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        • #5
          Fine actor who still entertains me now through DVD's of Mission Impossible. I will always remember a film test he made for an Abbot & Costello film (I think) as a wizard. Brilliant panto villain stuff, but he didn't get the part.

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          • #6
            Awww. The original Mission Impossible (we have this on box set and it's just as good as I remember) and of course Gerry Anderson's Space 1999. He had a quiet way of acting that could often put others in the shade. The last film we saw him in was 'Remember' (2015) and he was still on fine form.

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            • #7
              The Guardian obituary

              https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...andau-obituary

              Nick

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              • #8
                Yes a good age, but also a good memory people can remember in pub and dinner chats around the world. Such as to say 'do you remember the guy from Mission Impossible, not the team manager but the excellent team member.Saw him on the news-died today'.
                And Martin Landau was that: an excellent team member in any film production. Measured, considered, really thinking about his performance. Became one of the five points of the star Bruce Geller had in mind for the series. And five-star that Mission Impossible was. OUR heritage if you are over 55.
                According to IMDB there are two members of Mission Impossible left: David Lupus and Barbara Bain. Bless them .

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                • #9
                  Barbara Bain wa also in Space1999.

                  I think she was also married to ML.

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                  • agutterfan
                    agutterfan commented
                    Editing a comment
                    She was indeed, Chuck Eddie.

                • #10
                  His daughter Juliet played Drusilla on the Buffy The Vampire slayer series also a fine actress in her own right.

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                  • #11
                    R.I.P.

                    Crimes & Misdemeanors and Ed Wood showed what a very talented actor he was when given the chance.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by agutterfan View Post
                      R.I.P.

                      Crimes & Misdemeanors and Ed Wood showed what a very talented actor he was when given the chance.
                      A good candidate for the 'chewing the scenery' thread, in the case of the latter.

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                      • #13
                        The BFI obituary

                        http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/s...forming-enigma

                        Nick

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