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Ed Wood (1994)

Martin Landau as "Bela Lugosi"

Because of his eccentric habits and bafflingly strange films, director Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) is a Hollywood outcast. Nevertheless, with the help of the formerly famous Bela Lugosi and a devoted cast and crew of show-business misfits who believe in Ed's off-kilter vision, the filmmaker is able to bring his oversize dreams to cinematic life. Despite a lack of critical or commercial success, Ed and his friends manage to create an oddly endearing series of extremely low-budget films.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Academy Award (1994) Won Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1994) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1994) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Martin Landau as "Judah Rosenthal"

Judah (Martin Landau) is a philandering eye doctor who wants to preserve his marriage, and his dangerous brother Jack (Jerry Orbach) comes up with what appears to be the only viable solution. Certain that his mistress (Anjelica Huston) is about to tell his wife (Claire Bloom) about his affair, Judah agrees to Jack's murderous plan. Twinned with Judah's tale is that of Cliff Stern (Woody Allen), a documentary filmmaker whose problems, which involve love and art, are tame but funny.

Academy Award (1989) Nominated Best Supporting Actor

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

Martin Landau as "Abe Karatz/Voice of Walter Winchell on radio"

Obsessed with cars since childhood, inventor Preston Tucker (Jeff Bridges) has his first successful auto design partnership in the 1930s and designs a successful gun turret for World War II use. With those achievements under his belt, Tucker is determined to create a futuristic car for the masses: the Tucker Torpedo. However, his dreams are challenged by Detroit's auto manufacturers, production problems and accusations of stock fraud, and he is forced to defend his dream and honesty in court.

Academy Award (1988) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1988) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Mission: Impossible (1966)

Martin Landau as "Rollin Hand"

A group of extraordinary spies, each experts in their own fields, belong to the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) -- first headed up by Daniel Briggs and later overseen by Jim Phelps. The IMF is a government agency that undertakes only the most hazardous of espionage missions. The beginning of each episode featured the now-famous tape-recorded message outlining the latest task for the group to tackle. Popular during the Cold War, the group's missions usually centered on overthrowing the government of some small communist country causing problems for the free world. The IMF crew included disguise expert Rollin Hand, charmer Cinnamon Carter, electronics technician Barney Collier, strong man Willy Armitage and, in later episodes, disguise-master Paris.

Golden Globe (1968) Won Actor in a Television Series

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