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Celebrities pay tribute to Martin Landau

Entertainment Weekly logo Entertainment Weekly 2017-07-17 Ariana Bacle

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Martin Landau, perhaps most known for his Oscar-winning performance as Bela Lugosi in 1994’s Ed Wood, died Saturday at age 89. Celebrities influenced by Landau’s many decades of work — his first notable role was in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 film North by Northwest and he has been acting ever since — reacted to the news, remembering his talent and kindness.

“Working with Martin Landau on Ed Wood was a joy,” Patricia Arquette tweeted. “What a talented, sweet generous actor. #RealDeal.”

Orlando Jones posted a portrait Landau drew for him. “He took me under wing,” Jones wrote. “He touched my heart. I swore to pay it forward.”

© Michael Schwartz/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images See those tweets and more paying tribute to Landau below.

What the hell? Now Martin Landau has died. Sucks. Around the time of Ed Wood I ran into him at a news stand. I asked him for his autograph. He was super super nice. Still have it. #martinlandau #space1999 #edwood #belalugosi

A post shared by RobZombieofficial (@robzombieofficial) on Jul 16, 2017 at 6:33pm PDT

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