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Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin

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Born: March 26, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1956:
With Erik Darling and Bob Carey, co-founded the folk group The Tarriers
1958:
Recorded four albums of songs for children with The Babysitters
1958:
Off-Broadway debut, "Heloise"
1959:
Joined the improvisational group The Compass Players at the Crystal Palace in St. Louis, MO
1960:
Became a member of Chicago's Second City Group
1961:
Broadway debut in the revue, "From the Second City"
1963:
Delivered Tony-winning turn in Carl Reiner's "Enter Laughing"
1963:
Screen acting debut in short, "That's Me"
1966:
Off-Broadway directing debut, "Eh?"; credited as Robert Short
1966:
Feature acting debut, "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming"; earned Best Actor Oscar nomination
1967:
Short film directing debut, "T.G.I.F"
1967:
Terrorized a helpless and blind Audrey Hepburn in "Wait Until Dark"
1968:
Earned second Best Actor Oscar nomination as a deaf mute loner in "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter"
1969:
Starred in Arthur Hiller's "Popi"; earned a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination
1969:
Directed off-Broadway revival of Jules Feiffer's "Little Murders"
1970:
Landed plum role in Mike Nichols' film adaptation of Joseph Heller's antiwar novel "Catch-22"; initial tepid response hurt his career; film has since acquired cult status
1971:
Feature film directing debut, "Little Murders"; also acted
1972:
Broadway directorial debut, Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys"
1975:
Co-directed (with Clark Jones) George Furth's TV adaptation of his play "Twigs" (CBS)
1975:
Directed episodes of NBC's short-lived series "Fay," starring Lee Grant
1977:
Portrayed Sigmund Freud to Nicol Williamson's Sherlock Holmes in "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution"
1977:
Directed and acted in "Fire Sale"
1979:
Feature producing (executive producer) debut, "The In-Laws"; also acted; second film with director Hiller
1981:
Teamed with Carol Burnett in the film "Chu Chu and the Philly Flash"; scripted by Arkin's then-wife Barbara Dana
1982:
Provided the voice of Schmendrick the Magician in the animated feature "The Last Unicorn"
1985:
Won critical praise as James Woods' colorful dad in "Joshua Then and Now"
1987:
Delivered an Emmy-nominated turn in CBS movie "Escape from Sobibor"
1987:
Co-executive producer and star of short-lived ABC series "Harry"; also starred wife Barbara Dana
1987:
Directed "The Visit," the fifth episode of PBS' first original comedy series "Trying Times"
1988:
Co-wrote (with wife Barbara Dana from her novel) and co-starred with her in the PBS special "Necessary Parties"
1990:
Offered a satiric turn as suburbanite in "Edward Scissorhands"
1992:
Joined a heavyweight cast for the film version of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross"
1993:
Played a bitter ex-ballplayer in TNT's "Cooperstown"
1993:
Helmed first feature in 16 years, "Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon"; also co-starred with son Anthony
1995:
Appeared in "Jerky Boys: The Movie"
1996:
Played George Kraft in film version of Kurt Vonnegut's "Night Mother"
1997:
Offered a hysterically funny turn as hitman John Cusack's psychiatrist in "Grosse Point Blank"
1997:
Played American ambassador to Brazil in the Oscar-nominated foreign film "Four Days in September"
1998:
Played the family patriarch in "The Slums of Beverly Hills"
1998:
Returned to the stage in the off-Broadway play (also co-authored) "Power Plays"; also starred son Anthony, Elaine May and May's daughter Jeannie Berlin
2001:
Headlined the ensemble cast of the A&E series "100 Centre Street"
2003:
Cast in the FX miniseries "The Pentagon Papers"; received a Best Supporting Actor Emmy nomination
2006:
Played a foul-mouthed grandfather with a taste for heroin in the indie comedy "Little Miss Sunshine"; earned a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor
2007:
Played an elderly handyman in director Neal Miller's character-driven comedy drama "Raising Flagg"
2007:
Co-starred with Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon in "Rendition"
2008:
Played The Chief in the adaptation of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry's hit 1960s spy parody "Get Smart"
2008:
Played Owen Wilson's boss in the family film "Marley and Me"
2009:
Played Amy Adams and Emily Blunt's father in the independent feature "Sunshine Cleaning"
2009:
Played the much older husband of Robin Wright Penn in "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," written and directed by Rebecca Miller
2010:
Co-starred in the independent film "City Island"
2011:
Cast as Ryan Reynolds' father in "The Change-Up"
2011:
Re-teamed with "Little Miss Sunshine" co-star Greg Kinnear in the crime drama "Thin Ice"
2011:
Made cameo in "The Muppets"
2012:
Played a veteran Hollywood producer in political thriller "Argo," directed by Ben Affleck
2012:
Co-starred with Al Pacino and Christopher Walken as aging con men in crime comedy "Stand Up Guys"
2013:
Played an aging magician opposite Jim Carrey and Steve Carell in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"

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