Martin Landau, A 'Lovely' Leading Man Martin Landau has starred in everything from Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller North By Northwest to the 1981 TV movie, The Harlem Globetrotters On Gilligan's Island. In 1994, he won the Oscar for best supporting actor in Ed Wood. In Lovely, Still, he stars in a December-December romance opposite Ellen Burstyn.
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Martin Landau, A 'Lovely' Leading Man

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Martin Landau, A 'Lovely' Leading Man

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Mary, played by Ellen Burstyn, and Robert Malone, played by Martin Landau, fall in love. Monterey Media hide caption

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Mary, played by Ellen Burstyn, and Robert Malone, played by Martin Landau, fall in love.

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Martin Landau has starred in everything from Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller North By Northwest to the 1981 TV movie, The Harlem Globetrotters On Gilligan's Island.

In 1994, he won the Oscar for best supporting actor in Ed Wood.

In Lovely, Still, he stars in a December-December romance opposite Ellen Burstyn.

Landau talks with NPR's Neal Conan about his new movie, his long career, and his take on playing the leading man.