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  • Alan Arkin

    Born on March 26, 1934 in New York, New York

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Argo (2012)

Alan Arkin as "Lester Siegel"

On Nov. 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, taking 66 American hostages. Amid the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge with the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it's just a matter of time before the refugees are found and likely executed, the U.S. government calls on extractor Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to rescue them. Mendez's plan is to pose as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran and train the refugees to act as his "film" crew.

Academy Award (2012) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012) Nominated Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (2012) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role


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