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Alan Arkin
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Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Actor. (b. Mar. 26, 1934, New York City.) Talented actor whose distinctive style of wry, deadpan dialogue delivery and mastery of dialect has made his diverse screen performances a delight, beginning with an Oscar-nominated turn in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966), in which he played an abandoned Russian sailor. Again nominated for an Academy Award as the deafmute in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968), Arkin has successfully alternated dramatic and comedic roles. He briefly supplanted Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau (1968), played a 1930s movie director in Hearts of the West (1975), interpreted Freud in The Seven Percent So- lution (1976), donned superhero togs in The Return of Captain Invincible (1982), and, more recently, played a gentle but bored suburbanite in Edward Scissorhands (1990) and an eccentric mechanic in The Rocketeer (1991). He is frequently better than his material, as proved by his superior comic turns in The In-Laws (1979), Improper Channels (1979), and Simon (1980), to name a few. Arkin took stabs at directing in 1971, adapting Jules Feiffer's play Little Murders to the screen, and in 1977, helming the truly wretched Fire Sale More recently, he held his own in the all-star Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) and gave a warm-hearted performance as the aging camp director in the nostalgic Indian Summer (1993). He also contributed an amusing cameo (without billing) as a mild-mannered police chief in 1993's So I Married an Axe Murderer His son Adam Arkin has become a familiar face in films and especially on television, as a regular cast member of several series including "Northern Exposure," 1993's "Big Wave Dave's," in which he had the starring role, and "Chicago Hope" (1994- ).

Alan Arkin stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
The Russians are Coming! Russians are Coming 1966 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
The In-Laws 1979 Whitney Theatre 1979-11-06 *** 1/2
Simon 1980 With Peter Loge 0000-00-00 **
The Last Unicorn 1982 Suzy and Hanna 2009-03-01 **
Edward Scissorhands 1990 With Jessica 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
The Rocketeer 1991 With Trish 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 On DVD 0000-00-00 ****
America's Sweethearts 2001 at Showcase North Haven w/ Suzy 2001-07-20 ***
Little Miss Sunshine 2006 Showcase Orange 2006-08-21 ****
Firewall 2006 Hanna 2018-05-24 ** 1/2
Sunshine Cleaning 2008 Suzy 2015-12-01 ***
Get Smart 2008 Suzy and Hanna 2008-09-26 ** 1/2
Marley & Me 2008 Family 2009-03-21 ** 1/2
Thin Ice 2011 Suzy 2012-09-09 ***
The Muppets 2011 Suzy and Hanna 2012-02-24 **
Argo 2012 Suzy at Middletown 2012-11-07 *** 1/2
Stand Up Guys 2012 Suzy 2013-05-30 ** 1/2
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone 2013 Suzy and Hanna 2013-09-06 * 1/2
Going in Style 2017 Suzy and Hanna 2017-07-24 ** 1/2
Spenser Confidential 2020 2020-03-06 ** 1/2