Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin

Highest Rated: 100% The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Mar 26, 1934

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

An extremely versatile character actor who easily oscillated between comedy and drama, Alan Arkin struggled for several years as a theater actor until the early 1960s when he caught his first break by joining the famed comedy troupe, The Second City. With his career officially started, he made a huge impression with an Oscar-nominated performance in Norman Jewison's raucous Cold War comedy, "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming" (1966), a film that put Arkin on the map for good. He made several more comedies over the next few years, and received high praise for his performance in "The In-Laws" (1979). Following a notable turn in "Edward Scissorhands" (1990), he delivered a standout performance as a meek salesman in "Glengarry Glen Ross" (1992). Arkin went on to a greater diversity of roles with "Jerky Boys: The Movie" (1995), "Grosse Point Blank" (1997), "Four Days in September" (1997), "The Slums of Beverly Hills" (1998) and "The Pentagon Papers" (FX, 2003). He received deserved accolades for his hilarious, but touching performance as a drug-addled, foul-mouthed septuagenarian in the surprise hit "Little Miss Sunshine" (2007), a role that finally earned him a long-awaited Academy Award. Whether in broad comedies, indie films or studio blockbusters, Arkin proved himself to be one of Hollywood's more versatile and in-demand actors.

Highest rated movies

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Argo
Wait Until Dark
The Muppets
Glengarry Glen Ross
Little Miss Sunshine Edward Scissorhands
The In-Laws

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
70% 90% Minions: The Rise of Gru Wild Knuckles (Voice) $320.5M 2022
37% 51% Spenser Confidential Henry Cimoli (Character) - 2020
46% 48% Dumbo J. Griffin Remington (Character) $114.8M 2019
47% 57% Going in Style Albert Garner (Character) $45.0M 2017
18% 36% Love the Coopers Bucky (Character) $26.3M 2015
64% 68% Million Dollar Arm Ray Poitevint (Character) $36.4M 2014
31% 46% Grudge Match Louis "Lightning" Conlon (Character) $29.8M 2013
38% 33% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Rance Holloway (Character) $22.5M 2013
36% 46% Stand Up Guys Hirsch (Character) $3.3M 2012
96% 90% Argo Lester Siegel (Character) $136.0M 2012
69% 51% Thin Ice Gorvy Hauer (Character) $789.8K 2011
95% 80% The Muppets Tour Guide (Character) $88.6M 2011
25% 47% The Change-Up Mitch's Dad (Character) $37.0M 2011
82% 79% City Island Michael Malakov (Character) $6.7M 2009
70% 50% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Herb Lee (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wisdom Self - 2008
74% 63% Sunshine Cleaning Joe (Character) $12.1M 2008
63% 75% Marley & Me Arnie Klein (Character) $143.2M 2008
51% 67% Get Smart Chief (Character) $130.3M 2008
47% 62% Rendition Sen. Hawkins (Character) $9.7M 2007
23% 13% Raising Flagg Flagg Purdy (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 43% The Novice Father Behnke (Character) - 2006
91% 91% Little Miss Sunshine Grandpa (Character) $59.9M 2006
17% 39% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Bud Newman (Character) $84.5M 2006
18% 37% Firewall Arlin Forrester (Character) $48.7M 2006
34% 45% Eros Dr. Pearl (segment "Equilibrium") (Character) $188.2K 2004
28% 48% Noel Artie (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 53% And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Sam Drebben (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 64% The Pentagon Papers Harry Rowen (Character) - 2003
83% 71% Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Gene (Character) $3.3M 2001
32% 40% America's Sweethearts Wellness Guide (Character) $93.6M 2001
No Score Yet 50% Varian's War Freier (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 47% Magicians Milo (Character) - 2000
29% 63% Jakob the Liar Max Frankfurter (Character) $5.0M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Money Unknown (Character) - 1999
81% 68% Slums of Beverly Hills Murray Samuel Abromowitz (Character) $5.5M 1998
82% 87% Grosse Pointe Blank Dr. Oatman (Character) $28.1M 1997
81% 87% Gattaca Det. Hugo (Character) $12.3M 1997
59% 75% Four Days in September Charles Burke Elbrick (Character) $393.5K 1997
63% 75% Mother Night George Kraft (Character) $390.5K 1996
17% 50% The Jerky Boys Ernie Lazarro (Character) $7.6M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Picture Windows: Trilogy 1 Tully (Character) - 1995
15% 47% Steal Big, Steal Little Lou Perilli (Character) $2.8M 1995
No Score Yet 75% Heck's Way Home Dogcatcher (Character) - 1995
14% 27% North Judge Buckle (Character) $6.6M 1994
No Score Yet 54% Doomsday Gun Col. Yossi (Character) - 1994
58% 65% Indian Summer Unca Lou Handler (Character) $14.7M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taking the Heat Tommy Canard (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cooperstown Harry Willette (Character) - 1993
95% 88% Glengarry Glen Ross George Aaronow (Character) $10.7M 1992
66% 65% The Rocketeer A. 'Peevy' Peabody (Character) $46.5M 1991
14% 71% Coupe de Ville Fred Libner (Character) $592.1K 1990
28% 57% Havana Joe Volpi (Character) $8.8M 1990
90% 91% Edward Scissorhands Bill (Character) $54.2M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Necessary Parties Archie Corelli (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1988
No Score Yet 82% Escape From Sobibor Leon Feldhendler (Character) - 1987
17% 27% Big Trouble Leonard Hoffman (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Deadly Business Harold Kaufman (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 82% The Fourth Wise Man Orontes (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 56% Joshua Then and Now Reuben Shapiro (Character) $542.4K 1985
No Score Yet 28% Bad Medicine Dr. Ramón Madera (Character) $2.5M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fourth Wise Man Orontes (Character) - 1985
60% 40% The Return of Captain Invincible Captain Invincible (Character) - 1983
73% 86% The Last Unicorn Schmendrick (Voice) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Improper Channels Jeffery Martley (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Flash (Character) - 1981
60% 69% Simon Prof. Simon Mendelssohn (Character) - 1980
88% 83% The In-Laws Sheldon Kornpett (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magician of Lublin Yasha Mazur (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Side of Hell Frank Dole (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defection of Simas Kudirka Simas Kudirka (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire Sale Ezra Fikus (Character),
Director
- 1977
73% 68% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Dr. Sigmund Freud (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet To America Unknown (Character) - 1976
60% 40% Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins Rafferty (Character) - 1975
88% 43% Hearts of the West Bert Kessler (Character) - 1975
21% 66% Freebie and the Bean Bean (Character) - 1974
33% 81% Last of the Red Hot Lovers Barney Cashman (Character) - 1972
69% 81% Little Murders Lt. Practice (Character),
Director
- 1971
No Score Yet 75% Deadhead Miles Cooper (Character) - 1971
80% 76% Catch-22 Capt. John Yossarian (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 68% Popi Abraham (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 40% The Monitors Self - 1969
100% 85% The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter John Singer (Character) - 1968
0% 22% Inspector Clouseau Insp. Jacques Clouseau (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 34% Woman Times Seven Fred (Character) - 1967
96% 91% Wait Until Dark Roat/Harry Roat Jr/Roat Sr (Character) - 1967
86% 74% The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! Lt. Rozanov (Character) - 1966

TV

Credit
93% 88% The Kominsky Method Norman Newlander (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2013 2017
No Score Yet 100% Inside Comedy Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012
71% 66% Life Unexpected Director 2010
No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Martin Adler (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet 100 Centre Street Unknown (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 100% St. Elsewhere Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1964