Alan Arkin  

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Alan Arkin (1934 – 2023) was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He started his career in comedy and theatre before establishing himself as a character actor in film and television in a career spanning over six decades.

Arkin began his career with the sketch comedy group The Second City before acting on the Broadway stage.

Arkin gained stardom with his roles in the films The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), Wait Until Dark (1967), The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968), Popi (1969), Catch-22 (1970), and The In-Laws (1979). He later took on supporting roles in Edward Scissorhands (1990), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001), Sunshine Cleaning (2007), Get Smart (2008), and Argo (2012).

His last noted performance was that of a foul-mouthed grandfather in Little Miss Sunshine (2006).

Arkin also directed three films including the black comedy Little Murders (1973).

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