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Alan Arkin (actor)

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Who is Alan Arkin?

Alan Arkin: Alan Wolf Arkin is an American actor, director, musician and singer. He is known for starring in such films as Wait Until Dark, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Catch-22, The In-Laws, Edward Scissorhands, Glengarry Glen Ross, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, Little Miss Sunshine, and Argo. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performances in The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Little Miss Sunshine and Argo, winning the award in 2007 for the former. He is the father of actors Adam Arkin, Anthony Arkin, and Matthew Arkin.

  • also known as Alan Wolf Arkin, Grey Wolf
  • born on (80 years ago) in Brooklyn, child of David I. Arkin and Beatrice Arkin
  • ethnicity: Jewish people, Jewish American
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education:
  • profession: Actor, television director, singer, musician, screenwriter, film director
  • spouses:
  • parent of
  • written works: "The lemming condition", "Tony's hard work day", "Power plays", "Some fine grampa!", "Cosmo: A Cautionary Tale", "Halfway through the door", "One present from Flekman's", "Cassie loves Beethoven"
  • filmography:
  • TV series:
  • film written: People Soup
  • films directed:
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play - "Enter Laughing"
      • Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play - "Enter Laughing"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Actor - "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming" (Role: Rozanov)
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy - "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor - "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming"
      • Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy - "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming"
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role - "ABC Stage 67" (The Love Song of Barney Kempinski)
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Actor - "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" (Role: Singer)
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama - "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama - "Popi"
      • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director - "Little Murders"
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director - "Little Murders"
      • nominated to National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor - "Catch-22"
      • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director - "The White House Murder Case"
      • Obie Award for Direction - "The White House Murder Case" (Distinguished Direction)
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director - "The White House Murder Case"
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - "The Sunshine Boys"
      • nominated to Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actor - "Improper Channels"
      • Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actor - "Improper Channels"
      • nominated to Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - "Joshua Then and Now"
      • Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - "Joshua Then and Now"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - "Escape from Sobibor"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television - "Escape from Sobibor"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - "Chicago Hope" (The Son Also Rises)
      • nominated to National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor - "Thirteen Conversations About One Thing"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - "The Pentagon Papers"
      • nominated to Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male - "Thirteen Conversations About One Thing"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - "Little Miss Sunshine" (Role: Grandpa)
      • nominated to Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture - "Little Miss Sunshine" (Role: Edwin Hoover)
      • nominated to Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor - "Little Miss Sunshine"
      • nominated to Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance - "Little Miss Sunshine", with Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin
      • nominated to National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor - "Little Miss Sunshine"
      • Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - "Little Miss Sunshine" (Role: Grandpa)
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - "Little Miss Sunshine"
      • nominated to Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male - "Little Miss Sunshine"
      • nominated to Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - "Little Miss Sunshine" (Role: Edwin Hoover)
      • nominated to Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - "Little Miss Sunshine", with Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin, Toni Collette, Steve Carell
      • BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - "Little Miss Sunshine"
      • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - "Little Miss Sunshine", with Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear
      • Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male - "Little Miss Sunshine"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture - "Argo" (as Lester Siegel)
      • nominated to Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor - "Argo" (as Lester Siegel)
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - "Argo" (Role: Lester Siegel)

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