Hollywood mourns the loss of yet another beloved actor, Martin Landau passed away Saturday at 89.
The Oscar winning actor died from “unexpected complications” during a brief stay at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, his rep confirms.
With a resume like Landau’s, he remains an icon.
Well-known films include his Academy Award nominated roles in “Tucker: The Man And His Dreams” and “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and his Oscar winning film “Ed Wood”.
Aside from his critically acclaimed roles, Landau had quite the social life. He was best friends with James Dean in the 1950s, and for several months, the boyfriend of Marilyn Monroe.
“Scandal” star Tony Goldwyn starred alongside Landau in the TV movie “Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs”. Working alongside Landau was inspiring for Goldwyn.
“The thing about Martin that I found most inspiring was his absolute joy in being an actor. He was like a kid in a candy store whenever he stepped on a set. And he was one of the kindest men I’ve ever known,” Goldwyn said in a statement to ET Canada.
Fans of the actor took to Twitter to express their heartbreak of this sad news: