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Alan Wolf Arkin

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Birthplace: New York, New York County, NY, United States
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About Alan Arkin

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Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) 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 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, the last two of which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the former of which he won. He is the father of actors Adam Arkin, Anthony Arkin, and Matthew Arkin. Contents [show] Early life[edit]

Arkin was born in Brooklyn, New York City, son of David I. Arkin, a painter and writer, and his wife, Beatrice (Wortis), a teacher.[1] He was raised in a Jewish family with "no emphasis on religion". His grandparents were immigrants from Ukraine, Russia, and Germany.[2][3] His parents moved to Los Angeles when Alan was 11,[2] but an eight-month Hollywood strike cost his father his job as a set designer. During the 1950s Red Scare, Arkin's parents were accused of being Communists, and his father was fired when he refused to answer questions about his political ideology. David Arkin challenged the dismissal, but he was only vindicated after his death.[4] Career[edit]

Early work[edit]

Arkin in Popi (1969) (trailer) Arkin, who had been taking acting lessons since age 10, became a scholarship student at various drama academies, including one run by the Stanislavsky student Benjamin Zemach, who taught Arkin a psychological approach to acting.[5] Arkin attended Los Angeles City College from 1951 to 1953. He also attended Bennington College. With two friends, he formed the folk music group The Tarriers, in which Arkin sang and played guitar. The band members co-composed the group's 1956 hit "The Banana Boat Song", a reworking, with some new lyrics, of a traditional, Jamaican calypso folk song of the same name, combined with another titled "Hill and Gully Rider".[6] It reached #4 on the Billboard magazine chart the same year as Harry Belafonte's better-known hit version.[7] The group appeared in the 1957 Calypso-exploitation film Calypso Heat Wave, singing "Banana Boat Song" and "Choucoune".[citation needed] From 1958 to 1968, Arkin performed and recorded with the children's folk group, The Baby Sitters.[8] He also performed the role of Dr. Pangloss in a concert staging of Leonard Bernstein's operetta Candide, alongside Madeline Kahn's Cunegonde. Arkin was an early member of The Second City comedy troupe in the 1960s.[9] Arkin and his second wife, Barbara Dana, appeared together on the 1970–71 season of Sesame Street as a comical couple named Larry and Phyllis who resolve their conflicts when they remember how to pronounce the word "cooperate." In 1985, he sang two selections by Jones & Schmidt on Ben Bagley's album Contemporary Broadway Revisited. Acting[edit]

With Shirley Knight in TV special, The Defection of Simas Kudirka (1978) Arkin is one of only six[10] actors to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his first screen appearance (for The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming in 1966). Two years later, he was again nominated, for The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. In 1968, he appeared in the title role of Inspector Clouseau, after Peter Sellers disassociated himself from the role, but the film was not well received by Sellers' fans. His best known films include his Oscar-nominated Wait Until Dark, as the erudite killer stalking Audrey Hepburn; The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter; Catch-22; The Seven-Per-Cent Solution; Little Murders; The In-Laws; Glengarry Glen Ross; and Little Miss Sunshine, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar; and Argo. His portrayal of Dr. Oatman, a scared and emotionally conflicted psychiatrist treating John Cusack's hit man character Martin Q. Blank in Grosse Point Blank was also well received. His role in Little Miss Sunshine, as the foul-mouthed Grandfather Edwin with a taste for heroin, won him the BAFTA Film Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. On receiving his Academy Award on February 25, 2007, Arkin said, "More than anything, I'm deeply moved by the open-hearted appreciation our small film has received, which in these fragmented times speaks so openly of the possibility of innocence, growth and connection".[11] At 72 years old, Arkin was the sixth oldest winner of the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. In 2006–07, Arkin was cast in supporting roles in Rendition as a US senator and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause as Bud Newman (Carol's Dad), starring with Tim Allen, Martin Short, Elizabeth Mitchell, Judge Reinhold and Wendy Crewson. On Broadway, Arkin starred in Enter Laughing, for which he won a Tony Award, and Luv. He also directed The Sunshine Boys, among others. Directing[edit] Arkin's directorial debut, in 1969, was a 12-minute children's film, People Soup, starring his sons Adam Arkin and Matthew Arkin. Based on a story he had published in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in the 1950s, People Soup is a fantasy about two boys who experiment with various kitchen ingredients until they concoct a magical soup which transforms them into different animals and objects.

Arkin with his wife Suzanne at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival Arkin's most acclaimed directorial effort is Little Murders, released in 1971. Written by cartoonist Jules Feiffer, Little Murders is a black comedy film starring Elliott Gould and Marcia Rodd about a girl, Patsy (Rodd), who brings home her boyfriend, Alfred (Gould), to meet her severely dysfunctional family amidst a series of random shootings, garbage strikes and electrical outages ravaging the neighborhood. The film opened to a lukewarm review by Roger Greenspan,[12] and a more positive one by Vincent Canby[13] in the New York Times. Roger Ebert's review in the Chicago Sun Times was more enthusiastic, saying, "One of the reasons it works, and is indeed a definitive reflection of America's darker moods, is that it breaks audiences down into isolated individuals, vulnerable and uncertain."[14] Arkin also directed Fire Sale (1977), Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon (1993) and Arigo (2000). Writing[edit] Arkin is the author of many books, including the children's stories Tony's Hard Work Day (illustrated by James Stevenson, 1972), The Lemming Condition (illustrated by Joan Sandin, 1976), Halfway Through the Door: An Actor's Journey Toward Self (1979) and The Clearing (1986 continuation of Lemming). In March 2011, he released his memoir, An Improvised Life.[15] Personal life[edit]

Arkin has been married three times. He and Jeremy Yaffe, to whom he was married from 1955 to 1961, have two sons: Adam Arkin, born August 19, 1956, and Matthew Arkin, born March 21, 1959. In 1967, Arkin had son Anthony (Tony) Dana Arkin with actress-screenwriter Barbara Dana (born 1940), to whom he was married from June 16, 1964 to the mid-1990s. In 1996, Arkin married a psychotherapist, Suzanne Newlander.[4] They live in Carlsbad, California. Filmography[edit]

Film Year Title Role Other notes 1957 Calypso Heat Wave Tarriers lead singer (uncredited) 1966 The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Lt. Rozanov Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Laurel Award for Top Male New Face Laurel Award for Top Male Comedy Performance (runner-up) New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd place) Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor Nominated—BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles Nominated—Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor 1967 Woman Times Seven Fred segment: The Suicides Wait Until Dark Roat Roat Jr. Roat Sr. 1968 Inspector Clouseau Inspector Jacques Clouseau The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter John Singer Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Laurel Award for Top Male Dramatic Performance (runner-up) New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama 1969 Popi Abraham Rodriguez Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama The Monitors Himself (cameo) 1970 Catch-22 Capt. John Yossarian Nominated—Laurel Award for Top Male Dramatic Performance Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor 1971 Little Murders Lt. Practice (also directed) 1972 Last of the Red Hot Lovers Barney Cashman 1973 Deadhead Miles Cooper 1974 Freebie and the Bean Bean 1975 Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins Gunny Rafferty (also released as Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers) Hearts of the West Burt Kessler New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor 1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Dr. Sigmund Freud 1977 Fire Sale Ezra Fikus (also directed) 1979 The In-Laws Sheldon S. Kornpett, D.D.S. The Magician of Lublin Yasha Mazur 1980 Simon Prof. Simon Mendelssohn Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor 1981 Full Moon High Dr. Brand Improper Channels Jeffrey Martley Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actor Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Flash 1982 The Last Unicorn Schmendrick (voice only) 1983 The Return of Captain Invincible Captain Invincible 1985 Joshua Then and Now Reuben Shapiro Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Bad Medicine Dr. Ramón Madera 1986 Big Trouble Leonard Hoffman 1990 Coupe de Ville Fred Libner Edward Scissorhands Bill Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor Havana Joe Volpi 1991 The Rocketeer A. "Peevy" Peabody 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross George Aaronow Valladolid International Film Festival Best Actor Award 1993 Indian Summer Unca Lou Handler So I Married an Axe Murderer Police Captain (uncredited) Samuel Beckett is Coming Soon The Director (also directed) 1994 North Judge Buckle 1995 Picture Windows Tully segment: Soir Bleu The Jerky Boys: The Movie Ernie Lazarro Steal Big Steal Little Lou Perilli 1996 Heck's Way Home Dogcatcher Mother Night George Kraft 1997 Grosse Pointe Blank Dr. Oatman Four Days in September Charles Burke Elbrick Gattaca Det. Hugo 1998 Slums of Beverly Hills Murray Samuel Abromowitz 1999 Jakob the Liar Max Frankfurter 2000 Magicians Milo (direct-to-video) 2001 America's Sweethearts Wellness Guide Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Gene Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (3rd place) San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor (runner-up) Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor 2004 Eros Dr. Pearl Hal segment: Equilibrium 2006 The Novice Father Benkhe Firewall Arlin Forester Little Miss Sunshine Edwin Hoover Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor(runner-up) Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble(runner-up) Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (3rd place) Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—Prism Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Bud Newman Raising Flagg Flagg Purdy 2007 Rendition Senator Hawkins 2008 Sunshine Cleaning Joe Get Smart The Chief Marley & Me Arnie Klein 2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Herb City Island Michael Malakov (drama coach) 2011 Thin Ice Gorvy Hauer The Change-Up Mitch's Dad The Muppets Tour Guide (cameo) 2012 Argo Lester Siegel Hollywood Film Award for Ensemble of the Year Palm Springs International Film Festival Ensemble Cast Award Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated— Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated— Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble Nominated—Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture Nominated—London Film Critics' Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Stand Up Guys Richard Hirsch 2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Rance Holloway Grudge Match Lightning 2014 Million Dollar Arm Ray Poitevint Television movies/miniseries Year Title Role Notes 1978 The Other Side of Hell Frank Dole (TV movie premiering January 17, 1978) The Defection of Simas Kudirka Simas Kudirka (TV movie premiering January 23, 1978) 1985 The Fourth Wise Man Orontes (TV movie premiering March 1985) 1986 A Deadly Business Harold Kaufman TV 1987 Escape from Sobibor Leon Feldhendler Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie 1988 Necessary Parties Archie Corelli (TV movie) 1993 Cooperstown Harry Willette (TV movie premiering Jan. 1993) Nominated— Cable ACE Award for Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Taking the Heat Tommy Canard (TV movie premiering June 1993) 1994 Doomsday Gun Col. Yossi (TV movie premiering July 23, 1994) 1999 Blood Money Willy "The Hammer" Canzaro (TV movie) 2001 Varian's War Freier (TV movie premiering April 2001) 2003 The Pentagon Papers Harry Rowen (TV movie) Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Sam Drebben (TV movie) 2004 Noel Artie Venzuela (TV movie) Television appearances Year Title Role Notes 1964 East Side/West Side Ted Miller episode: The Beatnik and the Politician 1966 ABC Stage 67 Barney Kempinski The Love Song of Barney Kempinski Nominated— Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama 1970–71 Sesame Street Larry unknown episodes 1979 Carol Burnett & Company Himself episode: Episode #1.2 1980 The Muppet Show Himself Season 4, episode 20 1983 St. Elsewhere Jerry Singleton episode: Ties That Bind episode: Lust En Veritas episode: Newheart 1985 Faerie Tale Theatre Bo episode: The Emperor's New Clothes 1987 Harry Harry Porschak 7 episodes 1997 Chicago Hope Zoltan Karpathein episode: The Son Also Rises Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor – Drama Series 2001–02 100 Centre Street Joe Rifkind 10 episodes 2005 Will & Grace Marty Adler episode: It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World References[edit]

Jump up ^ "Alan Arkin Biography". filmReference.com. Retrieved May 12, 2008. ^ Jump up to: a b Sierchio, Pat (February 16, 2007). "Alan Arkin—not just another kid From Brooklyn". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Archived from the original on February 23, 2007. Retrieved February 16, 2007. Jump up ^ "Actor brings creative ways to Honolulu for workshops | The Honolulu Advertiser | Hawaii's Newspaper". The Honolulu Advertiser. 2004-01-27. Retrieved 2013-03-28. ^ Jump up to: a b "Alan Arkin biography". Yahoo! Movies. 2008. Archived from the original on December 16, 2006. Retrieved December 9, 2006. Jump up ^ Farrell, Barry. "Yossarian in Connecticut: Since Catch-22, actor's actor Alan Arkin finally stars as ... Alan Arkin" Life magazine. October 1970. Jump up ^ Lovece, Frank. "Fast Chat: Alan Arkin". New York Newsday. January 7, 2007. Jump up ^ FolkEra.com: The Tarriers. FolkEra.com. Jump up ^ "Alan Arkin Biography". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on January 3, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2007. Jump up ^ Rabin, Nathan (August 2, 2006). "Interview: Alan Arkin". The Onion AV Club. Archived from the original on February 9, 2009. Retrieved March 20, 2009. Jump up ^ Best Actor. FilmSite.org. Jump up ^ "Dreamgirl" Jennifer Hudson Wins Oscar. NewsMax.com, February 26, 2007. Jump up ^ Little Murders Is Back as Film Arkin Directed Jump up ^ Canby, Vincent (February 21, 1971). "What's So Funny? Murders". New York: New York Times. p. D1. "Little Murders succeeds, at times triumphantly, and it does everything more or less backwards." Jump up ^ "Roger Ebert's review". Rogerebert.suntimes.com. Retrieved 2013-03-28. Jump up ^ "Alan Arkin Biography - life, family, children, name, story, school, mother, young, son - Newsmakers Cumulation". Notablebiographies.com. Retrieved 2013-03-28.

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March 26, 1934
New York, New York County, NY, United States