Top 7 Movie Scenes Featuring Martin Landau

The beloved actor Martin Landau passed away last week and we thought that it would be fitting to put together a small tribute to him and his career.

Landau received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, as well as his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988); he received his second Oscar nomination for his appearance in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). 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. He continued to perform in film and television, and headed the Hollywood branch of the Actors Studio until his death in July.

Take a quick look at the top 7 scenes from these prestigious movies that we thought made him stand out from the crowd. Let us know if you agree!

Rest in Peace Mr. Landau.

7. Rounders – “Destiny chooses us” scene



A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.


6. Crimes and Misdemeanors – “A Great Murder Story” scene



An ophthalmologist’s mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.


5. Ed Wood – “The octopus” scene



An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.


4. Tucker – “Catching dreams” scene



The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.


3. Ed Wood – “I have no home” scene


2. Crimes and Misdemeanors – “God is a luxury I can’t afford” scene


1. Ed Wood – “Pull the string” scene

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