Stars pay tribute to Martin Landau17th Jul 17 | Entertainment News
Patricia Arquette and Marlee Matlin have led early tributes to late movie and TV veteran Martin Landau following his death.
The Oscar-winning actor passed away on Saturday (15Jul17), aged 89, and famous friends and fans have taken to social media to pay their respects.
Arquette recalled working with the star on cult movie Ed Wood, calling her time with him "a joy", adding, "What a talented, sweet generous actor", while Matlin shared: "So sad to read about the passing of Martin Landau. A great talent with a kind heart; always so warm to me. I will miss you. RIP."
There were also early tributes from his Entourage movie co-star Jerry Ferrara, who wrote: "Hes (sic) the definition of what a great actor is. Hes Given masterpieces 2 us", and Jason O'Mara, who was also mourning the death of zombie movie maestro George A. Romero on Sunday. "Aw no. We lost two legends in one day," he tweeted. "RIP George Romero and Martin Landau. Masters of their craft."
David Harbour and Dana Delany also added tributes, while William Shatner offered his condolences to the late star's family.
The two actors were almost castmates on Star Trek, but Landau famously turned down the role of Mr. Spock, insisting he couldn't bear the thought of playing such an unemotional character.
Leonard Nimoy took on the role and then replaced Landau on his TV spy drama Mission: Impossible.
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