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  • Alan Alda

    Born on January 28, 1936 in New York, New York

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The West Wing (1999)

Alan Alda as "Senator Arnold Vinick"

Cutthroat presidential advisers get their personal lives hopelessly tangled up with professional duties as they try to conduct the business of running a country. Fictional Democratic President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet suffers no fools, and that policy alienates many. He and his dedicated staffers struggle to balance the needs of the country with the political realities of Washington, D.C., working through two presidential terms that include countless scandals, threats and political scuffles, as well as the race to succeed Bartlet as the leader of the free world.

Emmy (Primetime) (2006) Won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2005) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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Is 'The Longest Ride' the End of Nicholas Sparks's Box Office Ride?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Apr 13th 2015, 5:00AM

Apr 13th 2015, 5:00AM

'The Longest Ride' Trailer: Love Requires Sacrifice in Latest Nicholas Sparks Movie

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Dec 23rd 2014, 5:30AM

Dec 23rd 2014, 5:30AM

Eddie Murphy Joins Brett Ratner's 'Tower Heist' with Ben Stiller

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Oct 13th 2010, 2:35PM

Oct 13th 2010, 2:35PM

Cinematical Seven: Unlikely Director Collaborations We'd Like To See

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Feb 16th 2010, 5:18PM

Feb 16th 2010, 5:18PM

Scenes We Love: The Four Seasons

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Apr 13th 2009, 2:02PM

Apr 13th 2009, 2:02PM

TIFF Review: Nothing But the Truth

Posted by
Eric D. Snider on Sep 9th 2008, 12:02PM

Sep 9th 2008, 12:02PM

Solid Ensemble Coming Together for Beatnik Flick 'Howl'

Posted by
Peter Martin on Sep 9th 2008, 10:45AM

Sep 9th 2008, 10:45AM

TIFF 2008 Preview: Nothing But the Truth

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Aug 25th 2008, 12:09PM

Aug 25th 2008, 12:09PM

EXCLUSIVE: 'Diminished Capacity' Poster Premiere!

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jun 20th 2008, 9:02AM

Jun 20th 2008, 9:02AM

VIDEO: Ferris Bueller Does Gen Art!

Posted by
Erik Davis on Apr 3rd 2008, 3:02PM

Apr 3rd 2008, 3:02PM

The Sundance Jury is Announced

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jan 8th 2008, 7:32AM

Jan 8th 2008, 7:32AM

Cinematical Seven: Most Memorable Screenwriter Characters

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Nov 9th 2007, 3:02PM

Nov 9th 2007, 3:02PM

Bassett and Wyle Join 'Nothing but the Truth'

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Oct 22nd 2007, 1:32PM

Oct 22nd 2007, 1:32PM

Cinematical Blogger Writes, Stars In and Directs a Hysterical Online Short

Posted by
Erik Davis on Oct 11th 2007, 1:32PM

Oct 11th 2007, 1:32PM

Beckinsale, Dillon & Alda in Talks for Rod Lurie's 'Truth'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jul 19th 2007, 7:32AM

Jul 19th 2007, 7:32AM

Virginia Madsen Deals with Matthew Broderick & Alan Alda's 'Diminished Capacity'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Apr 10th 2007, 7:34AM

Apr 10th 2007, 7:34AM

An Oscar redesign has Alan Alda peeved

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Mar 3rd 2006, 1:38PM

Mar 3rd 2006, 1:38PM


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