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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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Bill Paxton and Alan Arkin Discuss Baseball, Sc-Fi, 'Twister,' and Workplace Etiquette

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 15th 2014, 12:30PM

May 15th 2014, 12:30PM

Jon Hamm Opens Up to Lake Bell in Our Exclusive 'Million Dollar Arm' Preview (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 7th 2014, 10:00AM

May 7th 2014, 10:00AM

'Million Dollar Arm' Trailer: Jon Hamm Gets Disney-fied (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Dec 25th 2013, 4:00AM

Dec 25th 2013, 4:00AM

Alan Arkin, 'Argo' Star, On Hollywood, 'The Muppets' And The Hardest Movie He's Done

Posted by
Alex Suskind on Oct 3rd 2012, 6:42PM

Oct 3rd 2012, 6:42PM

'Stand Up Guys': Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin To Star In A Comedy About Aging Criminals

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Feb 1st 2012, 11:36AM

Feb 1st 2012, 11:36AM

Ben Affleck Taking Hostages for 'Argo'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Jun 16th 2011, 7:00AM

Jun 16th 2011, 7:00AM

Billy Crystal Returning to Live Action for 'Muppets' Cameo

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Nov 16th 2010, 8:36AM

Nov 16th 2010, 8:36AM

Scenes We Love: The Rocketeer

Posted by
Peter Martin on May 9th 2010, 11:03AM

May 9th 2010, 11:03AM

Respect the Elderly: Our 10 Favorite Seniors in Movies

Posted by
Marina Zogbi on Apr 27th 2010, 8:00PM

Apr 27th 2010, 8:00PM

Arkin, Crudup, Kinnear Sign Up for 'The Convincer'

Posted by
Mike Scalise on Feb 2nd 2010, 2:00AM

Feb 2nd 2010, 2:00AM

Interview: Alan Arkin

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Dec 9th 2009, 3:15PM

Dec 9th 2009, 3:15PM

Oscars Get It Right, Sometimes: Seven Deserving Winners

Posted by
Marina Zogbi on Nov 28th 2009, 7:00AM

Nov 28th 2009, 7:00AM

Warner Archives Announces Latest DVDs-on-Demand (Freebie and the Bean!)

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on May 5th 2009, 4:45PM

May 5th 2009, 4:45PM

Exclusive: 'Sunshine Cleaning' Poster Premiere!

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jan 6th 2009, 7:02AM

Jan 6th 2009, 7:02AM

Review: Marley & Me

Posted by
William Goss on Dec 27th 2008, 4:03AM

Dec 27th 2008, 4:03AM

Hot New Trailer: 'Sunshine Cleaning'

Posted by
Kevin Polowy on Oct 22nd 2008, 10:00AM

Oct 22nd 2008, 10:00AM

Cinematical's Friday Night Double Feature: Alone in the Dark in Greenwich Village

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Aug 1st 2008, 4:02PM

Aug 1st 2008, 4:02PM

Marguiles, Mortimer, and Arkin Head to 'City Island'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jul 23rd 2008, 4:32PM

Jul 23rd 2008, 4:32PM

'Get Smart' Interviews -- Steve Carrell, Anne Hathaway and More ...

Posted by
James Rocchi on Jun 20th 2008, 7:03AM

Jun 20th 2008, 7:03AM

Review: Get Smart

Posted by
James Rocchi on Jun 20th 2008, 5:02AM

Jun 20th 2008, 5:02AM

Interview: Alan Arkin of Get Smart

Posted by
James Rocchi on Jun 18th 2008, 6:02PM

Jun 18th 2008, 6:02PM

'Get Smart' with "The Rock"!

Posted by
Erik Davis on May 30th 2008, 11:32AM

May 30th 2008, 11:32AM

Cinematical Picks: Get Smart

Posted by
James Rocchi on Apr 23rd 2008, 12:02PM

Apr 23rd 2008, 12:02PM

EXCLUSIVE: 'Get Smart' Wallpapers!

Posted by
Erik Davis on Apr 23rd 2008, 8:02AM

Apr 23rd 2008, 8:02AM

Sundance Buzz Title 'Sunshine Cleaning' Finally Picked Up By Overture

Posted by
Peter Martin on Feb 27th 2008, 3:02AM

Feb 27th 2008, 3:02AM

'Pippa Lee' Gets Reeves, Gyllenhaal, Arkin and Bellucci

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Feb 6th 2008, 12:02PM

Feb 6th 2008, 12:02PM

Sundance Review: Sunshine Cleaning

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Jan 29th 2008, 4:02AM

Jan 29th 2008, 4:02AM

EXCLUSIVE: 'Get Smart' Poster Premiere!

Posted by
Erik Davis on Nov 14th 2007, 2:00PM

Nov 14th 2007, 2:00PM

Review: Rendition

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Oct 19th 2007, 12:02PM

Oct 19th 2007, 12:02PM

EXCLUSIVE: One-Sheet for 'Rendition'

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Aug 29th 2007, 5:02AM

Aug 29th 2007, 5:02AM

First Teaser Trailer for 'Get Smart'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jul 10th 2007, 6:32AM

Jul 10th 2007, 6:32AM

Seinfeld's 'Bee Movie' Gets a New Trailer

Posted by
Erik Davis on May 17th 2007, 10:31AM

May 17th 2007, 10:31AM

'24' Actress Joins Cast of 'Sunshine Cleaning'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Mar 5th 2007, 5:33AM

Mar 5th 2007, 5:33AM

Oscar Winner Alan Arkin Joins Cast of 'Get Smart'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Feb 28th 2007, 7:02AM

Feb 28th 2007, 7:02AM

Monday Morning Poll: What Was The Best And Worst Oscar Moment?

Posted by
Erik Davis on Feb 26th 2007, 5:02AM

Feb 26th 2007, 5:02AM

Alan Arkin Likes Movies with Sunshine

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Feb 12th 2007, 2:02PM

Feb 12th 2007, 2:02PM

BAFTA Wrap-up -- Casino Royale Robbed!

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Feb 12th 2007, 7:01AM

Feb 12th 2007, 7:01AM

My Top 10 Movies of 2006

Posted by
Tommy DiChiara on Dec 19th 2006, 5:53AM

Dec 19th 2006, 5:53AM

Vintage Image of the Day: Alan Arkin

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Aug 31st 2006, 11:31AM

Aug 31st 2006, 11:31AM

Review: Little Miss Sunshine

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Jul 26th 2006, 5:07AM

Jul 26th 2006, 5:07AM

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