• Alan  Arkin

    Alan Arkin Awards

    Born on March 26th, 1934

    From New York, New York

Argo Poster

Argo

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.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated
Supporting Actor
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2013)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated
Actor in a Supporting Role
Little Miss Sunshine Poster

Little Miss Sunshine

The Hoover family -- a man (Greg Kinnear), his wife (Toni Collette), an uncle (Steve Carell), a brother (Paul Dano) and a grandfather (Alan Arkin) -- puts the fun back in dysfunctional by piling into a VW bus and heading to California to support a daughter (Abigail Breslin) in her bid to win the Little Miss Sunshine Contest. The sanity of everyone involved is stretched to the limit as the group's quirks cause epic problems as they travel along their interstate route.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Won
Actor in a Supporting Role
Won
Actor in a Supporting Role
The Pentagon Papers Poster

The Pentagon Papers

Daniel Ellsberg (James Spader) works for a think tank, analyzing data about the escalating Vietnam War, which he ardently supports. Visiting Saigon, he discovers that the situation is more dire than he had been led to believe. Back in Washington, D.C., he gains access to documents detailing the U.S. government's intent to deceive the public about the war's progress. With help from his wife, Patricia (Claire Forlani), and friend Anthony Russo (Paul Giamatti), he leaks the papers to the press.

Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
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Escape From Sobibor

During the height of World War II, members of a resistance movement within the Sobibor concentration camp attempt a daring uprising and escape. As the underground group, including Alexander Pechersky (Rutger Hauer) and Leon Feldhendler (Alan Arkin), devise a plan, they must contend with Nazi officers, Ukranian guards and the realization that anyone apprehended will likely be killed. Initially plotting for a few people to escape, they eventually decide that all 600 prisoners must break out.

Golden Globe (1988)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor for a Miniseries or Special
Popi Poster

Popi

Genial Puerto Rican widower Abraham Rodriguez (Alan Arkin), known as "Popi" to his preteen sons, grapples with poverty and hardship in their Spanish Harlem neighborhood. Desperate to provide his sons every opportunity to succeed, and noting the reverence with which Americans treat Cuban immigrants, Popi lights upon a wild scheme. He sets his boys afloat in a boat off the coast of Florida, confident that they will be "rescued" as Cuban refugees and adopted by wealthy patrons.

Golden Globe (1970)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Poster

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

In this adaptation of the Carson McCullers novel, John Singer (Alan Arkin), who is deaf and mute, tries to help the people around him. He rents a bedroom in a small Southern town to be closer to his friend, Spiros (Chuck McCann), who is also deaf. John attempts to strike up a friendship with Mick (Sondra Locke), the teenage daughter of his disabled landlord (Biff McGuire), and meets the town drunk (Stacy Keach Jr.). Later, he helps Dr. Copeland confront his failing health.

Golden Globe (1969)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Actor
Golden Globe (1967)
Won
New Star of the Year - Actor
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! Poster

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

When a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of a New England island, its commander (Theodore Bikel) orders his second-in-command, Lieutenant Rozanov (Alan Arkin), to get them moving again before there is an international incident. Rozanov seeks assistance from the island locals, including the police chief (Brian Keith) and a vacationing television writer (Carl Reiner), while trying to allay their fears of a Communist invasion by claiming he and his crew are Norwegian sailors.

Golden Globe (1967)
Won
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Nominated
Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Nominated
Actor