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ALAN ARKIN, long one of the most respected artists of the stage and screen, won an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 2006 hit "Little Miss Sunshine." For his role, Arkin also won an Independent Spirit Award and a BAFTA Award, and shared in a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast, in addition to receiving an individual SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. Following "Argo," Arkin has a range of films forthcoming, including "Stand Up Guys," and "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." His latest credits include the family hit "The Muppets," the comedy "The Change-Up," the heartwarming "Marley & Me" and the action comedy "Get Smart." Born in Brooklyn, New York, Arkin launched his career with Chicago's improvisational revue "Second City." This led to his 1963 Broadway bow in the play "Enter Laughing," based on Carl Reiner's book, for which Arkin won a Tony Award. The following year, he starred on Broadway in Murray Schisgal's hit "LUV." In 1966, Arkin made his major feature film debut, starring in Norman Jewison's comedy smash "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming." For his performance in the comedy, Arkin earned his first Oscar® nomination, for Best Actor, and won a Golden Globe Award. He garnered a second Best Actor Oscar® nomination for his performance in the 1968 drama "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," for which he also won a New York Film Critics Circle ...
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