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Alan Arkin Biography

Birth Name:
Alan Wolf Arkin
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, writer, singer, composer, director, producer

Fast Facts

  • Was the lead singer for a folk group called the Tarriers in the 1950s that had an international hit with "The Banana Boat Song
  • " Was an original member of the Second City comedy troupe
  • Directed the original Broadway production of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys
  • Has written several children's books, including The Lemming Condition and One Present from Flekman's

Awards

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2018Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2013BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2012Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2007Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: winner
  • 2007BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2006National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2006Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2006Satellite Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2006Online Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2003Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2002National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up): winner
  • 1988Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1987Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1986Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1982Genie Awards-Best Performance by a Foreign Actor: winner
  • 1975New York Film Critics Circle-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 1970Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1969Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1968Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1968New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actor: winner
  • 1967Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actor: nominated
  • 1967Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1967BAFTA Film Awards-Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: nominated
  • 1967Emmy-Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama: nominated
  • 1966Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated

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