Martin Landau, who is best known for roles in the TV series Mission: Impossible and 1960s blockbusters like Cleopatra, has passed away, aged 89.

The Ed Wood actor died on Saturday after suffering ''unexpected complications'' while in hospital in Los Angeles.

His publicist confirmed: ''We are overcome with sadness to report the death of iconic actor Martin Landau on July 15th, 2017, at 1.30pm at UCLA Medical Centre, where he succumbed to unexpected complications during a short hospitalisation.

''He had just celebrated his 89th birthday.''

Landau was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Abe Karatz in Tucker in 1988 and again in 1989 for his portrayal of an adulterous husband in Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors.

He finally took home the prize in 1994 thanks to his performance as aging horror movie actor Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's Ed Wood.

Most recently, he was nominated for an Emmy in 2004 and 2005 for his part in Without a Trace, and again in 2007 for his performance as a washed-up producer on Entourage.

Landau was nominated for an Emmy in 2004 and 2005

Landau is survived by his daughters Susie and Juliet, who he had with ex-wife and Mission: Impossible co-star Barbara Bain who he married in 1957 and divorced in 1993.