Alan Arkin

Lowest Rated: 0% Wild Oats (2016)
Birthday: Mar 26, 1934
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
ALAN ARKIN, long one of the most respected artists of the stage and screen, won an Academy Award (R) for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 2006 hit "Little Miss Sunshine." For his role, Arkin also won an Independent Spirit Award, a BAFTA Award, and shared in a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award (R) for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast, in addition to receiving an individual SAG Award (R) nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. Arkin earned Oscar (R), BAFTA and Golden Globe Award nominations for his supporting performance in director Ben Affleck's Oscar (R) winning Best picture "Argo," which also won the BAFTA Award for Best Picture in 2013. He was additionally nominated by The Broadcast Film Critics Association, The London Critics Circle, the Screen Actors Guild Awards (R). Arkin also earned two Genie awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role from his performance in "Joshua Then and Now" and Best Performance by a Foreign Actor from his performance in "Improper Channels". He is currently in production on the feature film "Let it Snow" with John Goodman, Ed Helms, and Diane Keaton. Arkin's recent credits include co-starring with Jon Hamm in Million Dollar Arm, director Peter Segal's comedy "Grudge Match," Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" with Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, the crime comedy "Stand Up Guys," with Al Pacino and Christopher Walken, directed Fisher Stevens and also the family hit "The Muppets," the comedy "The Change-Up," the heartwarming "Marley & Me" and the action comedy "Get Smart." Born in Brooklyn, New York, Arkin launched his career with Chicago's improvisational revue "Second City." This led to his 1963 Broadway bow in the play "Enter Laughing," based on Carl Reiner's book, for which Arkin won a Tony Award. The following year, he starred on Broadway in Murray Schisgal's hit "LUV." In 1966, Arkin made his major feature film debut, starring in Norman Jewison's comedy smash "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming." For his performance in the comedy, Arkin earned his first Oscar (R) nomination for Best Actor and won a Golden Globe Award. He garnered a second Best Actor Oscar (R) nomination for his performance in the 1968 drama "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," for which he also won a New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Award and received a Golden Globe nomination. He gained another Golden Globe nomination for the title role in "Popi." With more than 70 films spanning over 50 years, his long list of credits also includes "Wait Until Dark"; "Catch-22"; "Little Murders," which marked his feature film directorial debut; "Hearts of the West," for which he won an NYFCC Award; "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution"; "The In-Laws"; "Edward Scissorhands"; "Havana"; "Glengarry Glen Ross"; "Mother Night"; "So I Married an Axe Murderer"; "Grosse Point Blank"; "Gattaca"; "Slums of Beverly Hills"; "Jakob the Liar"; "America's Sweethearts"; "Thirteen Conversations About One Thing," receiving another Spirit Award nomination; "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause"; "Rendition"; "Thin Ice"; "City Island"; and "Sunshine Cleaning." He has also directed several short films, including "People Soup," which was Oscar (R)-nominated for Best Live Action Short. Arkin has also been recognized for his work on television, earning four Emmy Award nominations, the most recent for his performance in the telefilm "The Pentagon Papers." He also earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his work in the true-life Holocaust drama "Escape from Sobibor." His other Emmy nods came for his guest role on "Chicago Hope" and the drama "ABC Stage 67." Among his many other television credits, Arkin starred in the acclaimed A&E series "100 Centre Street," created, written and directed by Sidney Lumet and also appeared in the Showtime movie "Varian's War." In addition, Arkin directed the television adaptation of the Broadway play "Twigs," starring Carol Burnett, and two episodes of the PBS series "Trying Times." Arkin began directing for the stage in 1966 with the much-acclaimed "Eh?," starring Dustin Hoffman at the Circle in the Square. He then won an Obie for directing Jules Feiffer's "Little Murders," followed by Feiffer's "The White House Murder Case." He won Drama Desk Awards for his direction of both plays, also presented at Circle in the Square. On Broadway, Arkin directed the Neil Simon hit "The Sunshine Boys," for which he was nominated for a Tony for Best Direction of a Play. In 1998, he directed, starred in and co-wrote, with Elaine May, the hit production of "Power Plays" at the Promenade Theatre. His directing work also includes the Broadway musical "Molly"; "Rubbers and Yanks Three," at The American Place Theater; "Joan of Lorraine," at the Hartman in Stamford; "The Sorrows of Stephen," at the Burt Reynolds Theatre, starring his son Adam; and "Room Service," at the Roundabout in New York.Arkin has also written several books, including eight children's books, the latest entitled Tony's Hard Work Day. An earlier book, The Lemming Condition, was honored by The Book Sellers of America by being placed in the White House Library. In 2011, Arkin released a memoir entitled An Improvised Life.


Highest Rated Movies



46% Dumbo J. Griffin Remington 2019
47% Going in Style Albert $45.1M 2017
0% Wild Oats Actor $22.1K 2016
18% Love the Coopers Bucky 2015
64% Million Dollar Arm Ray 2014
31% Grudge Match Louis "Lightning" Conlon $14.9M 2013
No Score Yet Armed Response (In Security) Officer Riggs 2013
37% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Rance Holloway $22.6M 2013
37% Stand Up Guys Hirsch $3.4M 2013
96% Argo Lester Siegel $136.1M 2012
69% The Convincer (Thin Ice) Executive Producer Gorvy Hauer $0.7M 2012
95% The Muppets Tour Guide $88.7M 2011
25% The Change-Up Mitch's Dad $37.1M 2011
40% Due Date Actor $100.5M 2010
81% City Island Michael Malakov $6.7M 2010
69% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Herb Lee 2009
74% Sunshine Cleaning Joe $12.1M 2009
62% Marley & Me Arnie Klein $143.1M 2008
50% Get Smart The Chief $130.3M 2008
50% Bee Movie Actor $126.6M 2007
47% Rendition Senator Hawkins $9.7M 2007
23% Levantando a pápa Flagg Purdy 2007
No Score Yet Crossroads Father Benkhe 2006
17% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Bud Newman $84.5M 2006
91% Little Miss Sunshine Grandpa Edwin Hoover $59.9M 2006
18% Firewall Arlin Forester $48.7M 2006
34% Eros Dr. Pearl/Hal $54.2K 2004
No Score Yet The Novice Actor 2004
28% Noel Artie 2004
No Score Yet And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Sam Drebben 2003
No Score Yet The Pentagon Papers Harry Rowen 2003
83% Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Gene $3.1M 2001
32% America's Sweethearts Wellness Guide $93.1M 2001
No Score Yet Varian's War Freier 2000
No Score Yet Magicians Milo 2000
29% Jakob the Liar Frankfurter 1999
No Score Yet Blood Money Willy Canzaro 1999
80% Slums of Beverly Hills Murray 1998
82% Gattaca Detective Hugo 1997
80% Grosse Pointe Blank Dr. Oatman 1997
59% Four Days in September (O Que É Isso, Companheiro?) Charles Elbrick 1997
63% Mother Night George Kraft 1996
No Score Yet Heck's Way Home Dogcatcher 1996
15% Steal Big, Steal Little Lou Perilli 1995
17% The Jerky Boys Lazarro 1995
No Score Yet Picture Windows Actor 1995
97% Bullets Over Broadway Actor 1994
No Score Yet Doomsday Gun Yossi 1994
14% North Judge Buckle 1994
56% So I Married an Axe Murderer Police Captain 1993
No Score Yet Taking The Heat Tommy Canard 1993
58% Indian Summer Unca Lou 1993
95% Glengarry Glen Ross George Aaronow 1992
63% The Rocketeer Peevy 1991
90% Edward Scissorhands Bill 1990
0% Coupe de Ville Fred Libner 1990
28% Havana Joe Volpi 1990
No Score Yet Necessary Parties Archie Corelli 1988
No Score Yet Escape from Sobibor Leon Feldhendler 1987
No Score Yet Big Trouble Leonard Hoffman 1986
No Score Yet A Deadly Business Harold Kaufman 1986
No Score Yet Bad Medicine Dr. Ramon Madera 1985
No Score Yet Joshua Then and Now Reuben Shapiro 1985
No Score Yet The Fourth Wise Man Actor 1985
No Score Yet American Playhouse Flagg Purdy 1984
No Score Yet Faery Tale Theatre: The Emporor's New Clothes Actor 1984
60% The Return of Captain Invincible Captain Invincible 1984
71% The Last Unicorn Schmendrick 1982
No Score Yet Full Moon High Dr. Brand 1982
No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Flash 1981
No Score Yet Improper Channels Jeffrey Martley 1981
57% Simon Prof. Simon Mendelssohn 1980
86% The In-Laws Sheldon S. Kornpett, D.D.S. Executive Producer 1979
No Score Yet Magician of Lublin Yasha Mazur 1979
82% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Sigmund Freud 1976
83% Hearts Of The West (Hollywood Cowboy) Bert Kessler 1975
No Score Yet Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers) Rafferty 1975
27% Freebie and the Bean Bean $8.8K 1974
20% Last of the Red Hot Lovers Barney Cashman 1972
No Score Yet Deadhead Miles Cooper 1972
56% Little Murders Director Detective 1971
81% Catch-22 Capt. John Yossarian 1970
No Score Yet The Monitors Cameo 1969
No Score Yet Popi Abraham 1969
100% The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter John Singer 1968
No Score Yet Inspector Clouseau Insp. Jacques Clouseau 1968
95% Wait Until Dark Harry Roat 1967
No Score Yet Woman Times Seven Fred 1967
86% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Lt. Rozanov 1966


No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
  • 2019
79% The Kominsky Method
  • 2018
No Score Yet Sesame Street
  • 2018
  • 1969
No Score Yet Today
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2011
37% Backstrom
  • 2015
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • 2007
No Score Yet Will & Grace
Martin Adler
  • 2005
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
  • 1987
  • 1983
No Score Yet American Playhouse
  • 1984
  • 1983
100% The Muppet Show
  • 1980
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley