Alan Arkin Overview:

Actor, Alan Arkin, was born Alan Wolf Arkin on Mar 26, 1934 in New York City, NY. As of December 2020, Alan Arkin was 86 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: If you'd only said please.


Roat: May we have weapons on the table?
Mike Talman: We'll have explinations first.
Roat: Well, it goes back a little.
Mike Talman: So, go back a little.
Roat: All right. Once upon a time, there was a fairy princess named Lisa.


Roat: Don't touch me!


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Alan Arkin Facts
He was originally slated to play Saul Bloom in Steven Soderbergh's remake of Ocean's Eleven (2001); after dropping out of the production, he was replaced by Carl Reiner. Arkin won a 1963 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play as well as a Theatre World Award playing a character based on Carl Reiner in the Broadway production of Reiner's autobiographical novel Enter Laughing (1967).

Wrote "The Lemming Condition," "Cassie Loves Beethoven" and "One Present for Flekman's."

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.

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