Actor Martin Landau Of 'Mission: Impossible' Dies At 89


Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: And now a moment to remember Martin Landau, who also died this weekend at the age of 89. He was an Oscar-winning actor in his own right and guided younger stars. NPR's Andrew Limbong has more. ANDREW LIMBONG, BYLINE: Movie stars when Martin Landau was coming up were handsome and rugged. Think Rock Hudson. Martin Landau was not that. He told WHYY's FRESH AIR in 1990 that he was skinny, kind of weird looking. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST) MARTIN LANDAU: I was intrinsically a character actor, but not easy to cast. LIMBONG: One of his earliest roles was as a henchman in "North By Northwest." Landau, with his slicked-back hair and wide grin, is pretty spooky in it, forcing booze on Cary...

Actor Martin Landau Of 'Mission: Impossible' Dies At 89

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