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Alan Alda is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 28 january 1936 at New York City (USA)

Alan Alda

Alan Alda
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Birth name Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo
Nationality USA
Birth 28 january 1936 (83 years) at New York City (USA)

Alan Alda (born Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo; January 28, 1936) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is best known for his starring roles as Captain Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H and Arnold Vinick in The West Wing, and his supporting role in the 2004 film The Aviator as U.S. Senator Owen Brewster, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. For 14 years, he served as the host of Scientific American Frontiers, a television show that explored cutting-edge advances in science and technology. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Stony Brook University and a founder and member of the advisory board of the university's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and the Future of Life Institute. He serves on the board of the World Science Festival and is a judge for Math-O-Vision.


Son père, Robert Alda (né Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D'Abruzzo), était un acteur qui a eu du succès et qui a fait profiter du cinéma burlesque et du vaudeville à son fils. Sa mère, Joan Brown, a été couronnée Miss New York dans un concours de beauté.

À l'âge de 7 ans, il a contracté la poliomyélite qui l'a alité pour une période de deux ans, pendant laquelle il recevait des traitements. En 1956, il a reçu son diplôme de baccalauréat de l'Université de Fordham. Lors de sa première année d'étude à cette université, il a étudié en Europe où il a joué dans une pièce à Rome et à Amsterdam à la télévision avec son père. Après sa graduation, en 1957, il a rejoint la réserve militaire et fait un séjour de six mois en Corée, comme officier d'artillerie. L'année suivante, il se marie avec Arlene Weiss , avec qui il aura trois enfants du nom de Eve, Elizabeth et Beatrice.

En 1950, il commence sa carrière comme membre du Compass Players , une société de revue des comédies.

Il a passé onze années dans M*A*S*H, avec laquelle il a remporté cinq prix Emmy Awards, écrit (ou coécrit) vingt épisodes, et dirigé trente épisodes. Au cours de sa carrière, il a été nommé pour les Emmy Awards 29 fois et deux fois pour les Tony Awards, et a remporté sept prix choix du public, six prix Golden Globe et trois prix de la Director's Guild of America.

Il a fait une apparition dans au moins deux publicités télévisées, qui impliquaient l'industrie informatique, avec Atari en premier et plus tard, avec l'aide de toute la production de M*A*S*H, une publicité pour la gamme de produits PS/2 de IBM.

Grâce à sa grande part dans le succès de l'émission M*A*S*H, Alda avait dorénavant une plate-forme pour parler de politique, et s'est fait entendre comme supporteur actif pour l'égalité des droits pour les femmes. Il était considéré comme un croque-mitaine par certains conservateurs politiques.

Alan Alda a aussi mis en scène le personnage Richard Feynman, physicien nobelliste, dans la pièce QED . Cette production est presque centrée sur ce personnage avec une portion mineure pour un autre personnage. L'écriture vient de Peter Parnells , mais la production et l'inspiration pour la pièce de théâtre sont d'Alan Alda.

En 2005-2006, il a joué le rôle du sénateur Arnold Vinick dans les dernières saisons de la série À la Maison-Blanche.

Best films

What Women Want (2000)
Bridge of Spies (2015)
The Aviator (2004)
The Four Seasons (1981)
California Suite (1978)
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

Usually with

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(3 films)
Rod Lurie
Rod Lurie
(2 films)
Beatrice Alda
Beatrice Alda
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Alan Alda (37 films)

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The Longest Ride, 2h8
Directed by George Tillman Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Oona Chaplin, Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston, Alan Alda, Melissa Benoist
Roles Ira Levinson
Rating71% 3.5554053.5554053.5554053.5554053.555405
Luke Collins (Scott Eastwood) is a bull rider on the Professional Bull Riders tour, who is seriously injured one night while performing. A year later after recovering, he starts riding again and meets Sophia Danko (Britt Robertson) after she attends the show. She is an art lover living at a sorority house with an internship secured in New York City. On the way home from their first date, they spot a car crash in the woods and help rescue an older man who is stuck inside. Sophia also pulls a wooden box from the vehicle.
Bridge of Spies, 2h17
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Eve Hewson, Billy Magnussen, Kevin Spacey
Roles Thomas Watters Jr.
Rating75% 3.7966353.7966353.7966353.7966353.796635
In 1957 Brooklyn, New York, Rudolf Abel retrieves a secret message from a park bench and reads it just before FBI agents burst into his rented room. He prevents discovery of the message, but other evidence in the room leads to his arrest and prosecution as a Soviet spy.
Wanderlust (2012)
, 1h38
Directed by David Wain
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Malin Åkerman, Lauren Ambrose
Roles Carvin
Rating55% 2.7990652.7990652.7990652.7990652.799065
George and Linda Gergenblatt are an urban married couple who purchase a micro-loft in New York after much hesitation. George is expecting a promotion while Linda is trying to sell a documentary to HBO. Soon after purchasing their home, George learns that his company has folded, overnight, while HBO rejects Linda's documentary. With both out of work, they are forced to sell their apartment and drive to Atlanta to live with George's arrogant brother Rick and his wife Marisa after Rick offers George a job.
Tower Heist, 1h44
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Téa Leoni
Roles Arthur Shaw
Rating61% 3.098693.098693.098693.098693.09869
Josh Kovaks is the building manager of The Tower, a luxury apartment complex on Central Park West in New York City whose employees include concierge Charlie, who is expecting a child with Josh's sister; Enrique, a newly hired elevator operator; Lester, the doorman nearing retirement; Odessa, an immigrant maid from Jamaica; and receptionist Miss Iovenko, who is studying to become a lawyer.
Behind the Burly Q, 1h38
Directed by Leslie Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Bud Abbott, Alan Alda, Ron Bottitta
Roles Himself
Rating65% 3.289343.289343.289343.289343.28934
This documentary film about the heyday of burlesque includes interviews with exotic dancers of the time April March, Lorraine Lee, Taffy O’Neill, Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm, and Kitty West; Mike Iannucci, stripper Ann Corio’s husband and producer of “This Was Burlesque”; journalists and authors Nat Bodian, Rachel Schteir, and Janet Davis; and actor Alan Alda, whose father Robert Alda was a burlesque singer and straight man.
Nothing But the Truth, 1h48
Directed by Rod Lurie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, David Schwimmer, Angela Bassett, Preston Bailey
Roles Alan Burnside
Rating71% 3.5990853.5990853.5990853.5990853.599085
Rachel Armstrong (Kate Beckinsale) is an ambitious reporter for the Capital Sun-Times. When she discovers fellow soccer mom Erica Van Doren (Vera Farmiga) is working as a covert operative for the CIA and recently returned from Venezuela, where she was investigating an assassination attempt on the President of the United States, she confronts her and requests confirmation. Erica refuses to cooperate, but Rachel has no doubts about the veracity of the report, and her story becomes front-page news with the support of editor Bonnie Benjamin (Angela Bassett) and Avril Aaronson (Noah Wyle), who serves as the newspaper's legal counselor.
Diminished Capacity
Directed by Terry Kinney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Matthew Broderick, Virginia Madsen, Alan Alda, Jimmy Bennett, Louis C.K., Jim True-Frost
Roles Uncle Rollie
Rating57% 2.8532952.8532952.8532952.8532952.853295
A newspaper editor (Broderick) suffering from memory loss after an accident takes a trip to a memorabilia expo with his Alzheimer's-impaired relative, Rollie (Alda), and his high school flame, Charlotte (Madsen). The plan is for Rollie to sell a rare baseball card, but a few people want the card.
Flash of Genius, 1h59
Directed by Marc Abraham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary
Actors Greg Kinnear, Aaron Abrams, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney, Alan Alda, Mitch Pileggi
Roles Gregory Lawson
Rating69% 3.49833.49833.49833.49833.4983
On his wedding night in 1953, an errant champagne cork renders college engineering professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) almost completely blind in his left eye. A decade later, he is happily married to Phyllis (Lauren Graham) and the father of six children. As he drives his Ford Galaxie through a light rain, the constant movement of the windshield wipers irritates his troubled vision. The incident inspires him to create a wiper blade mechanism modeled on the human eye, which blinks every few seconds rather than continuously.
Resurrecting the Champ, 1h52
Directed by Rod Lurie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Alan Alda, Rachel Nichols, David Paymer
Roles Ralph Metz
Rating66% 3.348263.348263.348263.348263.34826
Erik Kernan Jr. (Hartnett) is a young fledgling journalist employed by The Denver Times. Frustrated, Kernan struggles with his supervising editor Ralph Metz (Alda) concerning rudimentary coverage over his sports related articles. Metz views Kernan's editorial work as bland and uninspiring considering his recently deceased father was a famous sportscaster. Kernan is separated from his wife, Joyce (Morris), who also works at the newspaper, and worries that he might be losing touch with their young son, Teddy (Goyo).
The Aviator, 2h50
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about films, Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Alan Alda, Alec Baldwin, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly
Roles Senator Ralph Owen Brewster
Rating74% 3.748163.748163.748163.748163.74816
In Houston, 1913, nine-year-old Howard Hughes is warned by his mother of the diseases to which she is afraid he will succumb. Fourteen years later, he begins to direct the movie Hell’s Angels. However, after the release of The Jazz Singer, the first partially talking film, Hughes becomes obsessed with shooting his film realistically, and decides to convert the movie to a sound film. Despite the film being a hit, Hughes remains unsatisfied with the end result and orders the film to be re-cut after its Hollywood premiere. He becomes romantically involved with actress Katharine Hepburn, who helps to ease the symptoms of his worsening obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
What Women Want, 2h7
Directed by Nancy Meyers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda, Lauren Holly, Ashley Johnson
Roles Dan Wanamaker
Rating63% 3.1994053.1994053.1994053.1994053.199405
Nick Marshall, a Chicago advertising executive and alpha male, who grew up with his Las Vegas showgirl mother, is a chauvinist. He is skilled at selling to men and seducing women, including local coffee attendant Lola. Just as he thinks he's headed for a promotion, his manager, Dan, informs him that he is hiring Darcy McGuire instead, to broaden the firm's appeal to women.
The Object of My Affection, 1h51
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Alan Alda, Allison Janney, Timothy Daly, John Pankow
Roles Sidney Miller
Rating59% 2.9993752.9993752.9993752.9993752.999375
Social worker Nina Borowski (Jennifer Aniston) is a bright young woman living in a cozy Brooklyn apartment. Nina attends a party given by her stepsister Constance (Allison Janney) and her husband, Sidney (Alan Alda). There Nina meets George Hanson (Paul Rudd), a young, handsome, and gay first grade teacher. Nina tells George that her stepsister is constantly trying to fix her up with somebody from higher society, completely ignoring the fact that Nina has a boyfriend, Vince (John Pankow). During the conversation, Nina offers George a room in her apartment as she has just heard from his boyfriend, Dr. Robert Joley (Tim Daly), that George is looking for somewhere to live. George, not knowing about Robert's plans, is taken aback and heartbroken, and after the party the two split up. George accepts Nina's offer and moves into her apartment.
Mad City
Mad City (1997)
, 1h54
Directed by Costa-Gavras
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about television, Political films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda, Ted Levine, William Atherton
Roles Kevin Hollander
Rating61% 3.099673.099673.099673.099673.09967
After being sacked from his job at a museum, former security guard Sam Baily returns to the place with a shotgun and dynamite and takes his former boss Mrs. Banks and a number of children (at the museum on a school field trip) as hostages.
Murder at 1600, 1h46
Directed by Dwight H. Little
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Politique, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Daniel Benzali, Alan Alda, Dennis Miller, Ronny Cox
Roles Jordan
Rating60% 3.049223.049223.049223.049223.04922
In a restroom in the White House in Washington, D.C., a janitor finds White House secretary Carla Town (Mary Moore) dead. Metropolitan Police homicide Detective Harlan Regis (Wesley Snipes), whose apartment house is awaiting demolition in favor of a parking lot, is put on the case. At the White House, Regis is introduced to U.S. Secret Service Director Nick Spikings (Daniel Benzali), U.S. National Security Advisor Alvin Jordan (Alan Alda) and Secret Service agent Nina Chance (Diane Lane). Spikings assigns Chance, a former Olympic gold-class sharpshooter, to keep an eye on Regis.