Alan Arkin
Arkin at the 79th Academy Awards
4 Nominations / 1 Win
Role Actor, Director
Born March 26, 1934
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Alan Arkin is an American actor, director, musician and singer. He has been nominated and won multiple awards throughout his career. Arkin began his career in music with a folk group which he played guitar. He was also an early member of The Second City comedy troupe in the 1960s. Arkin is one of only six actors to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his first screen appearance. His directorial debut, in 1969, was a 12-minute children's film, People Soup, starring his sons Adam Arkin and Matthew Arkin. Arkin is the author of many books.


79th Academy Awards, 2006
Best Supporting ActorLittle Miss Sunshine


39th Academy Awards, 1966
Best ActorThe Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming
41st Academy Awards, 1968
Best ActorThe Heart is a Lonely Hunter
79th Academy Awards, 2006
Best Supporting ActorLittle Miss Sunshine
85th Academy Awards, 2012
Best Supporting ActorArgo



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