MARTIN LANDAU Icon Award Mailibu 2010

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MARTIN LANDAU Icon Award, presented to the actor at the The Malibu Film Festival 2010 with presentation box. This Award was particularly treasured by the actor and comes from his estate following his passing in 2017. The Award is heavy glass and is extremely impressive. The box measures 6 inches x 6 inches.

 

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Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York. He died in 2017.

 
At the age 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News as a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for Billy Rose's "Pitching Horseshoes" column. He also worked for cartoonist Gus Edson on "The Gumps" comic strip. Landau's major ambition was to act and, in 1951, he made his stage debut in "Detective Story" at the Peaks Island Playhouse in Peaks Island, Maine. He made his off-Broadway debut that year in "First Love".
 
Landau was one of 2,000 applicants who auditioned for Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio in 1955. Only he and Steve McQueen were accepted. Landau was a friend of both James Dean and McQueen and, in a conversation with Landau, Steve McQueen mentioned that he knew Dean and had met Landau. When Landau asked where they had met, McQueen informed him he had seen Landau riding on the back of Dean's motorcycle into the New York City garage where he worked as a mechanic.
 
Landau appeared in various TV productions in the 50s before scoring a prominent role as James Mason's loyal henchman in Alfred Hithcock's North by Northwest. He went on to star in Mission Impossible in 1966. In later years, Landau was nominated for Academy Awards in Tucker The Man and His Dream and Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors. He reached perhaps the pinacle of his career when he won an Acadey Award for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in Time Burton's Ed Wood.
 
Martin Landau has received many awards over the years including the honour of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Diego World Film Festival in 1998.
 

 

 

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