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* TheAce: One of only six actors to receive an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Actor for his ''first'' officially-credited screen appearance.[[note]]He actually made his film debut in 1957's ''Calypso Heat Wave'', but that was as a member of The Tarriers, who lip-synced two songs in the film[[/note]] The other five actors are: Creator/OrsonWelles, Lawrence Tibbett, Creator/JamesDean, Paul Muni and Montgomery Clift.

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* TheAce: One of only six actors to receive an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Actor for
!Tropes associated with his ''first'' officially-credited screen appearance.[[note]]He actually made his film debut in 1957's ''Calypso Heat Wave'', but that was as a member of The Tarriers, who lip-synced two songs in the film[[/note]] The other five actors are: Creator/OrsonWelles, Lawrence Tibbett, Creator/JamesDean, Paul Muni and Montgomery Clift.roles



* CoolTeacher: According to Website/{{IMDb}}, he is also a teacher leading workshops in improvisation, and his students find him warm, insightful, and very, very funny.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Older example than most, but he fits. Arkin is 80 years old but he could easily pass for someone 20 years younger.


* ''Film/{{Dumbo|2019}}'' (2019)



* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' (2015)

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' (2015)(2015-2016)
* ''Series/GetShorty'' (2017)



%% * AlliterativeName: '''A'''lan '''A'''rkin.



%%%* CoolOldGuy: Play these roles for the last three decades or so.

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%%%* * CoolOldGuy: Play these roles for the last three decades or so.He commonly plays chummy old guys in his elder years.



* OldShame: Disowned his involvement in the film ''Freebie and the Bean'' in 1974, saying he had only accepted the role because, [[MoneyDearBoy "he needed the bread.".]]

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* OldShame: OldShame:
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Disowned his involvement in the film ''Freebie and the Bean'' in 1974, saying he had only accepted the role because, [[MoneyDearBoy "he needed the bread.".]]



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally slated to play Saul Bloom in Creator/StevenSoderbergh's remake of ''Film/OceansEleven'' in 2001.; after dropping out of the production, he was replaced by Carl Reiner. Arkin won a 1963 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play as well as a Theatre World Award playing a character based on Carl Reiner in the Broadway production of Reiner's autobiographical novel ''Enter Laughing'' in 1967.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally slated to play Saul Bloom in Creator/StevenSoderbergh's remake of ''Film/OceansEleven'' in 2001.; after dropping out of the production, he was replaced by Carl Reiner. Arkin won a 1963 Tony Award UsefulNotes/TonyAward as Best Featured Actor in a Play as well as a Theatre World Award playing a character based on Carl Reiner in the Broadway production of Reiner's autobiographical novel ''Enter Laughing'' in 1967.

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* ''Film/TheHeartIsALonelyHunter'' (1968)


* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor:
** Disliked filming the scene in ''Theatre/WaitUntilDark'' where his character Harry Roat Jr terrorizes Suzy Hendrix played by Creator/AudreyHepburn.
-->'''Alan:''' I hated it. I just thought she was terrific. I had an enormous amount of regard for her. I didn't like being cruel to her. It made me very uncomfortable.
** While filming the CorruptionOfAMinor scene for ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'', he asked Creator/AbigailBreslin to [[EnforcedMethodActing tune-up the volume of her CD player as high as she can]] so she won't hear his curses and {{Cluster F Bomb}}s.


* HeAlsoDid: Was a member of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tarriers The Tarriers]], a FolkMusic group that had a couple hits in TheFifties.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor:
** Disliked filming the scene in ''Theatre/WaitUntilDark'' where his character Harry Roat Jr terrorizes Suzy Hendrix played by Creator/AudreyHepburn.
-->'''Alan:''' I hated it. I just thought she was terrific. I had an enormous amount of regard for her. I didn't like being cruel to her. It made me very uncomfortable.
** While filming the CorruptionOfAMinor scene for ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'', he asked Creator/AbigailBreslin to [[EnforcedMethodActing tune-up the volume of her CD player as high as she can]] so she won't hear his curses and {{Cluster F Bomb}}s.





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\n* OldShame: Disowned his involvement in the film ''Freebie and the Bean'' in 1974, saying he had only accepted the role because, [[MoneyDearBoy "he needed the bread.".]]
** Attempt to bring up the film where he played ''Inspector Clouseau'', and he'll express deep embarrassment. He said once he was becoming a rather egotistical actor during that time period, and foolishly thought he'd become the next Clouseau. His absolute failure in the role (and the entire film in general), made him more humble.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally slated to play Saul Bloom in Creator/StevenSoderbergh's remake of ''Film/OceansEleven'' in 2001.; after dropping out of the production, he was replaced by Carl Reiner. Arkin won a 1963 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play as well as a Theatre World Award playing a character based on Carl Reiner in the Broadway production of Reiner's autobiographical novel ''Enter Laughing'' in 1967.


* BaldOfAwesome: Tends to play a no-nonsense CoolOldGuy or/and BadassGrandpa.
* CoolOldGuy: Play these roles for the last three decades or so.

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* BaldOfAwesome: Tends to play a no-nonsense CoolOldGuy or/and BadassGrandpa.
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CoolOldGuy.
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CoolOldGuy: Play these roles for the last three decades or so.


* TheAce: One of only six actors to receive an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Actor for his ''first'' officially-credited screen appearance. The other five actors are: Creator/OrsonWelles, Lawrence Tibbett, Creator/JamesDean, Paul Muni and Montgomery Clift.

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* TheAce: One of only six actors to receive an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Actor for his ''first'' officially-credited screen appearance. [[note]]He actually made his film debut in 1957's ''Calypso Heat Wave'', but that was as a member of The Tarriers, who lip-synced two songs in the film[[/note]] The other five actors are: Creator/OrsonWelles, Lawrence Tibbett, Creator/JamesDean, Paul Muni and Montgomery Clift.

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* ''Film/MillionDollarArm'' (2014)
* ''Film/LoveTheCoopers'' (2015)
* ''Film/{{Going in Style|2017}}'' (2017)


* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor:
** Disliked filming the scene in ''Theatre/WaitUntilDark'' where his character Harry Roat Jr terrorizes Suzy Hendrix played by Creator/AudreyHepburn.
-->'''Alan:''' I hated it. I just thought she was terrific. I had an enormous amount of regard for her. I didn't like being cruel to her. It made me very uncomfortable.
** While filming the CorruptionOfAMinor scene for ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'', he asked Creator/AbigailBreslin to [[EnforcedMethodActing tune-up the volume of her CD player as high as she can]] so she won't hear his curses and {{Cluster F Bomb}}s.



* OldShame: Disowned his involvement in the film ''Freebie and the Bean'' in 1974, saying he had only accepted the role because, [[MoneyDearBoy "he needed the bread.".]]
** Attempt to bring up the film where he played ''Inspector Clouseau'', and he'll express deep embarrassment. He said once he was becoming a rather egotistical actor during that time period, and foolishly thought he'd become the next Clouseau. His absolute failure in the role (and the entire film in general), made him more humble.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally slated to play Saul Bloom in Creator/StevenSoderbergh's remake of ''Film/OceansEleven'' in 2001.; after dropping out of the production, he was replaced by Carl Reiner. Arkin won a 1963 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play as well as a Theatre World Award playing a character based on Carl Reiner in the Broadway production of Reiner's autobiographical novel ''Enter Laughing'' in 1967.

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* OldShame: Disowned his involvement in the film ''Freebie and the Bean'' in 1974, saying he had only accepted the role because, [[MoneyDearBoy "he needed the bread.".]]
** Attempt to bring up the film where he played ''Inspector Clouseau'', and he'll express deep embarrassment. He said once he was becoming a rather egotistical actor during that time period, and foolishly thought he'd become the next Clouseau. His absolute failure in the role (and the entire film in general), made him more humble.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally slated to play Saul Bloom in Creator/StevenSoderbergh's remake of ''Film/OceansEleven'' in 2001.; after dropping out of the production, he was replaced by Carl Reiner. Arkin won a 1963 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play as well as a Theatre World Award playing a character based on Carl Reiner in the Broadway production of Reiner's autobiographical novel ''Enter Laughing'' in 1967.



* TheAce: One of only six actors to receive an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Actor for his ''first'' screen appearance. The other five actors are: Creator/OrsonWelles, Lawrence Tibbett, Creator/JamesDean, Paul Muni and Montgomery Clift.

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* TheAce: One of only six actors to receive an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Actor for his ''first'' officially-credited screen appearance. The other five actors are: Creator/OrsonWelles, Lawrence Tibbett, Creator/JamesDean, Paul Muni and Montgomery Clift.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' (2015)


Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an American actor, director, musician and singer. He is known for starring in such films as ''Theatre/WaitUntilDark'', ''Film/TheRussiansAreComingTheRussiansAreComing'', ''The Heart is a Lonely Hunter'', ''Film/CatchTwentyTwo'', ''Film/TheInLaws'', ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'', ''Theatre/GlengarryGlenRoss'', ''Thirteen Conversations About One Thing'', ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'', and ''Film/{{Argo}}'', the last two of which he was nominated for the AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actor and the former of which he won. He is the father of actors Creator/AdamArkin, Anthony Arkin, and Matthew Arkin.

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Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an American actor, director, musician and singer. He is known for starring in such films as ''Theatre/WaitUntilDark'', ''Film/TheRussiansAreComingTheRussiansAreComing'', ''The Heart is a Lonely Hunter'', ''Film/CatchTwentyTwo'', ''Film/TheInLaws'', ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'', ''Theatre/GlengarryGlenRoss'', ''Thirteen Conversations About One Thing'', ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'', and ''Film/{{Argo}}'', the last two of which he was nominated for the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actor and the former of which he won. He is the father of actors Creator/AdamArkin, Anthony Arkin, and Matthew Arkin.



* TheAce: One of only six actors to receive an AcademyAward nomination for Best Actor for his ''first'' screen appearance. The other five actors are: Creator/OrsonWelles, Lawrence Tibbett, Creator/JamesDean, Paul Muni and Montgomery Clift.

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* TheAce: One of only six actors to receive an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Actor for his ''first'' screen appearance. The other five actors are: Creator/OrsonWelles, Lawrence Tibbett, Creator/JamesDean, Paul Muni and Montgomery Clift.


* OldShame: Disowned his involvement in the film ''Freebie and the Bean'' in 1974, saying he had only accepted the role because, "he needed the bread.".

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* OldShame: Disowned his involvement in the film ''Freebie and the Bean'' in 1974, saying he had only accepted the role because, [[MoneyDearBoy "he needed the bread.".]]

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** Attempt to bring up the film where he played ''Inspector Clouseau'', and he'll express deep embarrassment. He said once he was becoming a rather egotistical actor during that time period, and foolishly thought he'd become the next Clouseau. His absolute failure in the role (and the entire film in general), made him more humble.


* MeanCharacterNiceActor:

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor:

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