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Alan Arkin is a Actor, Director and Executive producer American born on 26 march 1934 at New York City (USA)

Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin
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Birth name Alan Wolf Arkin
Nationality USA
Birth 26 march 1934 (85 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an American actor, director, comedian, musician and singer. With a film career spanning nearly 60 years, Arkin is known for his performances in Wait Until Dark, The Russians Are Coming, 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.

He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor twice for his performances in The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. He received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance in Argo; he won the Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in the 2006 film Little Miss Sunshine, which is his only Academy Award win to date.

Biography

Arkin has been married three times. He and Jeremy Yaffe (m. 1955-61) have two sons: Adam Arkin, born August 19, 1956, and Matthew Arkin, born March 21, 1960. He was married to actress-screenwriter Barbara Dana from 1964-mid 1990s. They lived in Chappaqua, New York. In 1967, they had son Anthony (Tony) Dana Arkin. In 1996, Arkin married psychotherapist, Suzanne Newlander. They live in Carlsbad, California.

Best films

Marley & Me (2008)
(Actor)
Argo (2012)
(Actor)
Get Smart (2008)
(Actor)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
(Actor)
Havana (1990)
(Actor)

Usually with

Jill Sprecher
Jill Sprecher
(2 films)
Elliott Gould
Elliott Gould
(2 films)
Alex Rocco
Alex Rocco
(4 films)
Steve Carell
Steve Carell
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Alan Arkin (77 films)

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Actor

Dumbo
Dumbo (2019)

Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Alan Arkin, Sandy Martin
Roles J. Griffin Remington
Rating64% 3.2499053.2499053.2499053.2499053.249905
Un veuf, père de deux enfants et ancienne vedette de cirque, est engagé par le propriétaire d'un cirque pour s'occuper d'un petit éléphant, Dumbo, dont les grandes oreilles lui donnent la capacité de voler.
Going in Style
Directed by Zach Braff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Buddy films, Heist films
Actors Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Matt Dillon, Ann-Margret
Roles Albert Garner
Rating65% 3.2999453.2999453.2999453.2999453.299945
Amis de longue date, Willie, Joe et Al décident de s’écarter du droit chemin pour la première fois de leur vie quand leur fond de pension est victime d’une opération financière. Soudain incapables de payer leurs factures et de subvenir aux besoins de leurs familles, les trois retraités vont jouer le tout pour le tout afin de faire tomber la banque qui les a ruinés.
Going in Style, 1h36
Directed by Zach Braff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Vieillesse, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Maria Dizzia, Matt Dillon
Roles Albert Garner
Rating65% 3.2999453.2999453.2999453.2999453.299945
Willie Davis, Joe Harding et Albert Garner sont trois amis octogénaires à la retraite. L'entreprise pour laquelle ils ont jadis travaillé a délocalisé son activité et leur retraite est partie en fumée. Fauchés, ils décident de braquer la banque Williamsburg, qu'ils jugent responsable de leurs problèmes économiques.
Wild Oats
Wild Oats (2016)

Directed by Andy Tennant
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Demi Moore, Jessica Lange, Shirley MacLaine, Billy Connolly, Alan Arkin, Santiago Segura
Rating57% 2.853842.853842.853842.853842.85384
When a woman accidentally receives a life insurance check for $5,000,000 instead of $50,000, her friend convinces her to keep the money and they both end up on a mad dash towards the Canary Islands.
Love the Coopers, 1h47
Directed by Jessie Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei
Roles Bucky Newport
Rating58% 2.9002352.9002352.9002352.9002352.900235
La famille Cooper se réunit pour célébrer Noël. Mais cette année, des événements inattendus et des rencontres surprenantes vont quelque peu chambouler la traditionnelle réunion de famille. Chaque membre va alors redécouvrir l'esprit de Noël à sa manière…
Million Dollar Arm, 2h4
Directed by Craig Gillespie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Baseball films, Cricket films, Children's films
Actors Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin, Lake Bell, Bar Paly, Suraj Sharma
Roles Ray Arkin
Rating69% 3.498983.498983.498983.498983.49898
J. B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) is a big time sports agent who, along with his partner Ash Vasudevan (Aasif Mandvi) recently formed their own company. Unfortunately, all of J.B.'s clients have retired, and he is unable to reel in star football player Popo Vanuatu (Rey Maualuga). Desperate to find new clients, J.B. realizes India, with over one billion people, has real potential for untapped baseball talent. He approaches investor Mr. Chang with his proposal - a talent contest staged in India called "Million Dollar Arm." Contestants score points by demonstrating they can pitch a baseball with speed and accuracy. Along with the prize money, two winners will be flown to the U.S. and receive coaching to become legitimate baseball prospects within two years. Chang commits to providing the funding, on the condition the prospects are ready within only one year. With no alternative, J.B. reluctantly assures Chang the winners will be ready for a major league try-out within one year.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, 1h40
Directed by Don Scardino
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Steve Buscemi, Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jim Carrey
Roles Rance Holloway
Rating58% 2.946722.946722.946722.946722.94672
In 1982, young Albert is harassed by bullies. His mother gives him a special magic trick set by veteran magician Rance Holloway as his birthday present. He studies the instructional video and begins to practice some tricks, attracting the attention of a classmate, Anthony. They practice together and eventually become professional magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton, earning them success and an ongoing headlining act at the Bally's Hotel in Las Vegas. However, after ten years of performing the same tricks over and over again, Anton is fed up with Burt's ego, which has already cost them previous female assistants, all called "Nicole" in the act. In a rush, Burt enlists production assistant Jane as the new Nicole.
Stand Up Guys, 1h35
Directed by Fisher Stevens
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Actors Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Katheryn Winnick, Mark Margolis
Roles Richard Hirsch
Rating64% 3.247733.247733.247733.247733.24773
Released from prison after serving 28 years, Val reunites with his old friend and partner Doc. Doc has been ordered by mob boss Claphands to kill Val as soon as he gets out. One of the first things Val wants is to visit a local brothel, which is run by Wendy. After Val is unable to perform, he and Doc break into a drugstore where Val consumes a larger dose of Viagra than what is prescribed. After a return to the brothel, Val tells Doc that he's ready to party. They go to a club, where Val shares an intimate dance with a younger woman.
Grudge Match, 1h53
Directed by Peter Segal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal, Kim Basinger
Roles Lightning
Rating63% 3.1973653.1973653.1973653.1973653.197365
In their prime, Pittsburgh boxers Henry "Razor" Sharp (Sylvester Stallone) and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (Robert De Niro) become rivals after two fights, one in which Kid beats Razor and one in which Razor beats Kid, the only defeats of their careers. Before they have a rematch, Razor announces his retirement without explanation, infuriating Kid and costing them a big payday.
Argo
Argo (2012)
, 2h
Directed by Ben Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Spy films, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Michael Cassidy
Roles Lester Siegel
Rating76% 3.8475953.8475953.8475953.8475953.847595
On November 4, 1979, Iranian activists storm the United States embassy in Tehran in retaliation for President Jimmy Carter giving the Shah asylum in the U.S. during the Iranian Revolution. More than 50 of the embassy staff are taken as hostages, but six avoid capture and hide in the home of Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor. With the escapees' situation kept secret, the U.S. State Department begins to explore options for exfiltrating them from Iran. Tony Mendez, a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency exfiltration specialist, is brought in for consultation. He criticizes the proposals, but is at a loss when asked for an alternative. While on the phone with his son, he is inspired by watching Battle for the Planet of the Apes and begins plans for creating a cover story for the escapees: that they are Canadian filmmakers who happened to be in Iran scouting exotic locations for a similar science-fiction film.
The Change-Up, 1h52
Directed by David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Mircea Monroe, Alan Arkin
Roles Mitch's Dad
Rating62% 3.1486253.1486253.1486253.1486253.148625
Dave Lockwood (Jason Bateman) and Mitch Planko (Ryan Reynolds) are close friends who are each jealous of the other's lifestyle. While Dave is a lawyer with a wife and kids, Mitch is a freewheeling actor who has sex with many different women. After getting drunk at a bar, Mitch and Dave urinate in a park's fountain, and simultaneously wish that they had each other's lives.
The Muppets, 1h38
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Zach Galifianakis, Jim Parsons
Roles Tour Guide
Rating70% 3.547433.547433.547433.547433.54743
Brothers Walter and Gary, residents of Smalltown, are fans of the Muppets, having watched The Muppet Show throughout their youth. Now adults, Gary plans a vacation to Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Mary, to celebrate their tenth anniversary, inviting Walter so he can tour the Muppet Studios. Mary feels Gary's devotion to Walter is detracting from their relationship.
Thin Ice
Thin Ice (2011)
, 1h54
Directed by Jill Sprecher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Actors Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup, Lea Thompson, Bob Balaban, David Harbour
Roles Gorvy Hauer
Rating62% 3.100083.100083.100083.100083.10008
Wisconsin insurance salesman Mickey Prohaska is in desperate financial straits. His wife JoAnn has thrown him out of the house, and he is willing to do or say practically anything to sell anybody a policy. Mickey accompanies another insurance agent he has just met, Bob Egan, to the farm of an elderly man named Gorvy Hauer. The house is a mess and Gorvy is absent-minded, perhaps a tad senile. He does not have much money and, the little he has, he seems to keep in a jar. Mickey tries to sell the old man some insurance anyway.
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, 1h38
Directed by Rebecca Miller, Lady Day-Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about suicide
Actors Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, Maria Bello, Monica Bellucci, Blake Lively, Julianne Moore
Roles Herb Lee
Rating63% 3.1984253.1984253.1984253.1984253.198425
The film chronicles the life of a woman named Pippa Lee, with flashbacks to her tumultuous past. Pippa Sarkissian was the youngest child and only girl in her large Christian family. Her mother Suky (Maria Bello) was a neurotic mother with an obsessive fixation on her daughter's looks. By her teen years, Pippa discovers that her mother takes amphetamines in order to self-medicate her vast mood swings. She has a confrontation with her mother by taking drugs that results in Pippa leaving home and moving in with her aunt and roommate, who are in a lesbian relationship. After a time, the aunt discovers Pippa participating in erotic photo sessions with the roommate and her friends and banished from that apartment and goes on to live a bohemian life of drugs and working as an exotic dancer. On a weekend jaunt with like-minded friends, she meets a charismatic publisher named Herb Lee who is 30 years older than she is and a romance develops between the young woman and the older man. The couple marry, have two children and later move into a retirement home in Connecticut. Through her marriage, Pippa has become the "perfect wife": loving, supportive, everything to everyone and no one to herself. The couple grow apart; Herb has an affair with one of Pippa's friends and middle-aged Pippa has encounters with a younger man named Chris. After Herb dies from a heart attack, Pippa finally breaks with her life of subservience and refuses to set up the burial, leaving the details to her children. The film ends with Pippa driving off with Chris.
City Island, 1h40
Directed by Raymond De Felitta
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Andy García, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer, Sharon Angela, Ezra Miller
Roles Michael Malakov
Rating73% 3.698473.698473.698473.698473.69847
Living on City Island, in the Bronx, Vince Rizzo (Andy Garcia), a prison guard, is the father of a dysfunctional family whose members all have secrets. Vince discovers that his secret illegitimate son is now the 24-year-old prison inmate Tony Nardella (Steven Strait) who is being held in the same prison where he works. Without revealing this truth to his family, Vince consequently gets Tony out of prison and employs him as hired help at his own home in order to become closer with his unknowing son. Vince has also been secretly taking acting lessons, taught by Michael Malakov (Alan Arkin), and begins to form a platonic bond with Molly (Emily Mortimer), an aspiring actress.