Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin

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

Lowest Rated: 0% Coupe de Ville (1990)

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

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
37% 52% Spenser Confidential Henry Cimoli (Character) - 2020
46% 48% Dumbo J. Griffin Remington (Character) $114.8M 2019
47% 57% Going in Style Albert Garner (Character) $45M 2017
18% 36% Love the Coopers Bucky (Character) $26.3M 2015
65% 68% Million Dollar Arm Ray Poitevint (Character) $36.4M 2014
38% 33% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Rance Holloway (Character) $22.5M 2013
31% 46% Grudge Match Louis "Lightning" Conlon (Character) $29.8M 2013
36% 46% Stand Up Guys Hirsch (Character) $3.3M 2012
96% 90% Argo Lester Siegel (Character) $136M 2012
69% 51% Thin Ice Gorvy Hauer (Character) $789.8K 2011
25% 47% The Change-Up Mitch's Dad (Character) $37M 2011
95% 80% The Muppets Tour Guide (Character) $88.6M 2011
70% 50% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Herb Lee (Character) - 2009
82% 79% City Island Michael Malakov (Character) $6.7M 2009
62% 75% Marley & Me Arnie Klein (Character) $143.2M 2008
51% 67% Get Smart Chief (Character) $130.3M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wisdom Self - 2008
74% 63% Sunshine Cleaning Joe (Character) $12.1M 2008
47% 62% Rendition Sen. Hawkins (Character) $9.7M 2007
23% 13% Raising Flagg Flagg Purdy (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 33% The Novice Father Behnke (Character) - 2006
91% 91% Little Miss Sunshine Grandpa (Character) $59.9M 2006
18% 37% Firewall Arlin Forrester (Character) $48.7M 2006
17% 39% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Bud Newman (Character) $84.5M 2006
28% 48% Noel Artie (Character) - 2004
34% 45% Eros Dr. Pearl (segment "Equilibrium") (Character) $188.2K 2004
No Score Yet 64% The Pentagon Papers Harry Rowen (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 52% And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Sam Drebben (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 50% Varian's War Freier (Character) - 2001
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 No Score Yet Magicians Milo (Character) - 2000
29% 63% Jakob the Liar Max Frankfurter (Character) $5M 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
59% 75% Four Days in September Charles Burke Elbrick (Character) $393.5K 1997
80% 87% Grosse Pointe Blank Dr. Oatman (Character) $28.1M 1997
83% 87% Gattaca Det. Hugo (Character) $12.3M 1997
63% 75% Mother Night George Kraft (Character) $390.5K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Picture Windows: Trilogy 1 Tully (Character) - 1995
15% 46% Steal Big, Steal Little Lou Perilli (Character) $2.8M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heck's Way Home Dogcatcher (Character) - 1995
17% 50% The Jerky Boys Ernie Lazarro (Character) $7.6M 1995
No Score Yet 54% Doomsday Gun Col. Yossi (Character) - 1994
14% 27% North Judge Buckle (Character) $6.6M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taking the Heat Tommy Canard (Character) - 1993
58% 65% Indian Summer Unca Lou Handler (Character) $14.7M 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
0% 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 28% Bad Medicine Dr. Ramón Madera (Character) $2.5M 1985
No Score Yet 56% Joshua Then and Now Reuben Shapiro (Character) $542.4K 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
57% 69% Simon Prof. Simon Mendelssohn (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magician of Lublin Yasha Mazur (Character) - 1979
88% 83% The In-Laws Sheldon Kornpett (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
79% 68% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Dr. Sigmund Freud (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet To America Unknown (Character) - 1976
88% 43% Hearts of the West Bert Kessler (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 38% Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins Rafferty (Character) - 1975
17% 66% Freebie and the Bean Bean (Character) - 1974
33% 81% Last of the Red Hot Lovers Barney Cashman (Character) - 1972
67% 81% Little Murders Lt. Practice (Character),
Director
- 1971
No Score Yet 75% Deadhead Miles Cooper (Character) - 1971
79% 76% Catch-22 Capt. John Yossarian (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 40% The Monitors Self - 1969
No Score Yet 68% Popi Abraham (Character) - 1969
100% 85% The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter John Singer (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 21% Inspector Clouseau Insp. Jacques Clouseau (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 35% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2020
90% 91% The Kominsky Method Norman Newlander (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2017 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside Comedy Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2011
71% 70% Life Unexpected Director 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Martin Adler (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet 100 Centre Street Unknown (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Harry Porschak (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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

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