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Born in New York City on June 20, 1931, Martin Landau started out as a newspaper cartoonist before being accepted at Lee Strasberg's Actor's Studio in 1955.

After making a splash as a villain in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959), Landau signed on to co-star in the infamous Cleopatra (1963), a decision that cost him a part in Federico Fellini's 8½ but led to memorable roles in the biblical epic The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) and the popular spy show "Mission: Impossible" (1966-69).

His career revived with back-to-back Academy Award nominations for Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), culminating with an Oscar win for his touching portrayal of aging horror icon Bela Lugosi in the Tim Burton biopic Ed Wood (1994). Other notable films include City Hall (1996), Rounders (1998) and The Majestic (2001).

Martin Landau in Billy: The Early Years of Billy Graham

Billy: The Early Years of Billy Graham

2008 PG

Though the Rev. Billy Graham is world-renowned for being one of the most influential Christian preachers of the 20th century, very few know what drove him to build his spiritual empire -- this film tells that story. Growing up in the Depression era, Billy (Armie Hammer) follows his faith and battles his doubts during the journey that ultimately leads him to revolutionize modern-day evangelism. Martin Landau and Lindsay Wagner co-star.

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