Date of Birth: June 20th 1931
Every actor looks forward to the role of a lifetime, but great actors undertake them frequently. Martin Landau's latest role-of-a-lifetime is the highly anticipated Lovely, Still, a culmination of two of the most storied Oscar-winning acting careers in Hollywood, those of Landau and Ellen Burstyn. The emotion-packed story of later-in-life love, is a celebration of the craft and genius of acting.
Landau, winner of the 1994 Best Supporting Oscar for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's Ed Wood, had also been nominated for an Academy Award twice before, first in 1988 for his performance as Abe Karatz in Francis Coppoa's Tucker, and again for his role as Judah Rosenthal in Woody Allen's Crimes And. He is the only performer ever to receive every honor awarded in his category in for a specific year.
In addition to his Academy Award nominations, Landau's honors for Ed Wood was unprecedented. He received The Hollywood Foreign Press's Golden Globe Award, The Screen Actor's Guild's first annual award, The Actor, The American Comedy Award, The New York Film Critics Award, The National Society of Film Critics Award, The Chicago Film Critics Award, The Los Angeles Film Critics Award, The Boston Film Critics Award and the Texas Film Critics Award. All this was for his work in a film about the worst director in Hollywood.