Alan Arkin

Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an American actor, director, musician and singer. He is known for starring in such films as Wait Until Dark, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Catch-22, The In-Laws, Edward Scissorhands, Glengarry Glen Ross, Marley & Me, Argo and Little Miss Sunshine, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2006. He is the father of actors Adam Arkin, Anthony Arkin, and Matthew Arkin.

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Grudge Match (2013)

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Alan Arkin  •  Jon Bernthal

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Alan Arkin  •  Jon Bernthal

The Muppets (2011)

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When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet brother, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  John Krasinski  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Jack Black

When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet brother, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  John Krasinski  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Jack Black

Gattaca (1997)

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In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman

In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman

Catch-22 (1970)

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Martin Balsam  •  Richard Benjamin  •  Art Garfunkel

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Martin Balsam  •  Richard Benjamin  •  Art Garfunkel

America's Sweethearts (2001)

In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Roth
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Billy Crystal  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  John Cusack

In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Roth
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Billy Crystal  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  John Cusack

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Winona Ryder  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Alan Arkin

A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Winona Ryder  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Alan Arkin

Eros (2005)

A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Michelangelo Antonioni
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Alan Arkin  •  Ele Keats  •  Christopher Buchholz

A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Michelangelo Antonioni
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Alan Arkin  •  Ele Keats  •  Christopher Buchholz

Firewall (2006)

State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Paul Bettany  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Carly Schroeder

State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Paul Bettany  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Carly Schroeder

Four Days in September (1997)

Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the American ambassador in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Barreto
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Fernanda Torres  •  Pedro Cardoso  •  Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the American ambassador in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Barreto
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Fernanda Torres  •  Pedro Cardoso  •  Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Freebie and the Bean (1974)

Two San Francisco detectives want to bring down a local hijacking boss. But they'll have to get to him before a hitman does.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rush
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  James Caan  •  Valerie Harper  •  Loretta Swit

Two San Francisco detectives want to bring down a local hijacking boss. But they'll have to get to him before a hitman does.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rush
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  James Caan  •  Valerie Harper  •  Loretta Swit

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

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When an office full of Chicago real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Alan Arkin

When an office full of Chicago real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Alan Arkin

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

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Martin Blank is a hitman for hire. When he starts to develop a conscience, he botches a couple of routine jobs. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his ten-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Armitage
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Minnie Driver  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Joan Cusack

Martin Blank is a hitman for hire. When he starts to develop a conscience, he botches a couple of routine jobs. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his ten-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Armitage
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Minnie Driver  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Joan Cusack

Inspector Clouseau (1968)

Detective Inspector Jacques Clouseau is borrowed from the Surete on special assignment for Scotland Yard in hopes that a fresh outlook will help the government recover the loot from the Great Train Robbery, which is being used to underwrite a new crime wave. What ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud Yorkin
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Frank Finlay  •  Delia Boccardo  •  Patrick Cargill

Detective Inspector Jacques Clouseau is borrowed from the Surete on special assignment for Scotland Yard in hopes that a fresh outlook will help the government recover the loot from the Great Train Robbery, which is being used to underwrite a new crime wave. What ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud Yorkin
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Frank Finlay  •  Delia Boccardo  •  Patrick Cargill

The Jerky Boys (1995)

When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't long before Johnny and Kamal (the "Jerky Boys" of crank call fame) are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Melkonian
CAST:  John G. Brennan  •  Kamal Ahmed  •  Alan Arkin  •  William Hickey

When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't long before Johnny and Kamal (the "Jerky Boys" of crank call fame) are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Melkonian
CAST:  John G. Brennan  •  Kamal Ahmed  •  Alan Arkin  •  William Hickey

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Abigail Breslin  •  Toni Collette  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Paul Dano

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Abigail Breslin  •  Toni Collette  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Paul Dano

Noel (2004)

Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina Vasquez breaks her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chazz Palminteri
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Alan Arkin  •  Paul Walker  •  Penélope Cruz

Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina Vasquez breaks her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chazz Palminteri
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Alan Arkin  •  Paul Walker  •  Penélope Cruz

North (1994)

Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Jon Lovitz

Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Jon Lovitz

Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamara Jenkins
CAST:  Natasha Lyonne  •  Alan Arkin  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Eli Marienthal

In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamara Jenkins
CAST:  Natasha Lyonne  •  Alan Arkin  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Eli Marienthal

So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

Just after a bad breakup, Charlie MacKenzie falls for lovely butcher Harriet Michaels and introduces her to his parents. But, as voracious consumers of sensational tabloids, his parents soon come to suspect that Harriet is actually a notorious serial killer -- "Mrs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Schlamme
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Nancy Travis  •  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Amanda Plummer

Just after a bad breakup, Charlie MacKenzie falls for lovely butcher Harriet Michaels and introduces her to his parents. But, as voracious consumers of sensational tabloids, his parents soon come to suspect that Harriet is actually a notorious serial killer -- "Mrs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Schlamme
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Nancy Travis  •  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Amanda Plummer

The In-Laws (1979)

In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag Sheldon into a series of chases and misadventures from New York to Central ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Alan Arkin  •  Penny Peyser  •  Ed Begley Jr.

In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag Sheldon into a series of chases and misadventures from New York to Central ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Alan Arkin  •  Penny Peyser  •  Ed Begley Jr.
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