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
, The In Laws
, Edward Scissorhands
, Glengarry Glen Ross
, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
, Little Miss Sunshine
, and Argo
, the last two of which he was nominated for the Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor and the former of which he won. He is the father of actors Adam Arkin
, Anthony Arkin, and Matthew Arkin.
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He appeared in
- The Ace: One of only six actors to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his first screen appearance. The other five actors are: Orson Welles, Lawrence Tibbett, James Dean, Paul Muni and Montgomery Clift.