Martin Landau to Be Honored by the Israel Film Festival

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Martin Landau

The Oscar-winning actor will receive the 2013 IFF Career Achievement Award at the fest's opening night on April 18.

Martin Landau will be honored with the 2013 IFF Career Achievement Award at the 27th Opening Night Gala of the Israel Film Festival on April 18th at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.

The actor received the best supporting actor Academy Award for 1994’s Ed Wood and was also nominated for his performances in Francis Ford Coppola’s Tucker and Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors. He most recently was heard as one of the voices in Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie.  Landau also has received six Emmy nominations.

“The Israel Film Festival is delighted to honor Academy Award winner Martin Landau. He is one of the longest working, most highly regarded actors in the industry. For over 60 years, Landau has exemplified the best of Hollywood to audiences around the world,” festival founder and executive director Meir Fenigstein said.

As previously announced, Sherry Lansing will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, and The Ballad of the Weeping Spring, which was directed by Benny Toraty, will have its West Coast Premiere as the festival’s opening-night film that evening.

The Israel Film Festival will run from April 18 through May 2 and showcase more than 30 new Israeli films, with screenings taking place at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills and the Laemmle Town Center in Encino.