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Alan Arkin

Lowest Rated:   0% Coupe de Ville (1990)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
48% Going in Style
  • Albert
$45.1M 2017
No Score Yet Wild Oats
  • Actor
$22.1k 2016
18% Love the Coopers
  • Bucky
2015
63% Million Dollar Arm
  • Ray
2014
29% Grudge Match
  • Louis "Lightning" Conlon
$14.9M 2013
No Score Yet Armed Response (In Security)
  • Officer Riggs
2013
36% 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
96% The Muppets
  • Tour Guide
$88.7M 2011
25% The Change-Up
  • Mitch's Dad
$37M 2011
40% Due Date
  • Actor
$100.5M 2010
81% City Island
  • Michael Malakov
$6.7M 2010
68% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
  • Herb Lee
2009
73% Sunshine Cleaning
  • Joe
$12.1M 2009
63% Marley & Me
  • Arnie Klein
$143.1M 2008
51% Get Smart
  • The Chief
$130.3M 2008
51% 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
15% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • Bud Newman
$84.5M 2006
91% Little Miss Sunshine
  • Grandpa Edwin Hoover
$59.9M 2006
19% Firewall
  • Arlin Forester
$48.7M 2006
34% Eros
  • Dr. Pearl/Hal
$54.2k 2004
No Score Yet The Novice
  • Actor
2004
29% 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
62% Mother Night
  • George Kraft
1996
No Score Yet Heck's Way Home
  • Dogcatcher
1996
15% Steal Big, Steal Little
  • Lou Perilli
1995
9% The Jerky Boys
  • Lazarro
1995
No Score Yet Picture Windows
  • Actor
1995
96% Bullets Over Broadway
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Doomsday Gun
  • Yossi
1994
15% North
  • Judge Buckle
1994
55% So I Married an Axe Murderer
  • Police Captain
1993
No Score Yet Taking The Heat
  • Tommy Canard
1993
61% Indian Summer
  • Unca Lou
1993
94% Glengarry Glen Ross
  • George Aaronow
1992
62% The Rocketeer
  • Peevy
1991
89% Edward Scissorhands
  • Bill
1990
0% Coupe de Ville
  • Fred Libner
1990
24% 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
No Score Yet The Return of Captain Invincible
  • Captain Invincible
1984
63% 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
60% Simon
  • Prof. Simon Mendelssohn
1980
90% The In-Laws
  • Executive Producer
  • Sheldon S. Kornpett, D.D.S.
1979
No Score Yet Magician of Lublin
  • Yasha Mazur
1979
82% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
  • Sigmund Freud
1976
80% 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
No Score Yet Last of the Red Hot Lovers
  • Barney Cashman
1972
No Score Yet Deadhead Miles
  • Cooper
1972
63% Little Murders
  • Director
  • Detective
1971
85% 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
84% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
  • Lt. Rozanov
1966

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
35% Backstrom
2015
  • Director
  • 2015
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Martin Adler
  • 2005
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Larry
  • 1969
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest

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