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Alan Arkin Overview:

Actor, Alan Arkin, was born Alan Wolf Arkin on Mar 26, 1934 in New York City, NY. As of December 2019, Alan Arkin was 85 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Alan Arkin was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for Little Miss Sunshine (as Grandpa) in 2006.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1966Best ActorThe Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming (1966)RozanovNominated
1968Best ActorThe Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)SingerNominated
2006Best Supporting ActorLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)GrandpaWon
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Warner Archive Blu-ray: Terrorizes Audrey Hepburn in Wait Until Dark (1967)

By KC on Mar 27, 2017 From Classic Movies

Though I will never get over the trauma of my first viewing of Wait Until Dark (1967), I have returned to it several times over the years. Even once you know its secrets, it retains its stomach churning power to chill. It is also a showcase for some of the best performances of its stars, Audrey Hepb... Read full article


Summer Under the Stars: Day 21 –

on Aug 21, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

?is the star for today!?Below, you?ll find links to those participating and honoring Arkin?(updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of his work throughout the years. Classic Movie Blog Kellee Pratt Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting usin... Read full article


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Alan Arkin Quotes:

Roat: Now all the children have gone to bed, and we can talk.
Susy Hendrix: What are you going to do with that gasoline?
Roat: Well you just guess.
[lights newspaper on fire]
Roat: Now guess!
Susy Hendrix: No! Please, no! Alright!
Roat: I thought that would save time.
Susy Hendrix: I'll get you the doll!
Roat: Oh that's a good girl, go right to the head of the class.
Susy Hendrix: [trips and falls on top of Mike's body] Mike!
[Roat pulls a chair up from behind, startling her]
Roat: It's just a chair, Susy, so you can sit down.


Mike Talman: And you? What's your favorite toy?
Roat: [pulls out a mini statue] Geraldine.
Carlino: What does she do?
[a large blade comes out horizontally from the feet of the statue]
Mike Talman: And may we have Geraldine on the table too?
Roat: No, we may not.
Carlino: Why the hell not?
Roat: Because she's the referee.


Roat: I'll fix him!


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Alan Arkin Facts
Two of his movies, Popi (1969) and Freebie and the Bean (1974), were later adapted into television series starring Hector Elizondo in the roles Arkin brought to the screen. Elizondo also co-starred in the television series "Chicago Hope" (1994) with Arkin's son, Adam Arkin.

Was cast in the title role of Inspector Clouseau (1968) after Peter Sellers declined to reprise the role a third time. It was the last Clouseau film until Sellers returned to the role in The Return of the Pink Panther (1975).

Disliked filming the scene in Wait Until Dark (1967) where his character Harry Roat Jr terrorizes Suzy Hendrix played by Audrey Hepburn.

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