Alan Arkin Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


12th October 2012

Quote: "There was a time about 30 years ago I started reading I was having an affair with Liza Minnelli... and I had never met her and I watched this affair develop over about three months until she finally dumped me for Burt Reynolds and I was incredibly depressed." Movie veteran Alan Arkin jokes about his tabloid romance with Liza Minnelli.


12th January 2011

Quote: "Home now is New Mexico. A small house - no teepee - almost paid for on five acres. Enough to take care of my wife. I'm not rich. I never had that category." Veteran actor Alan Arkin has traded Hollywood for a quiet life with his wife, psychotherapist Suzanne Newlande.


11th January 2011

Quote: "I'm the happiest person I know. I once suffered depression, but 45 years ago my stand-in, lousiest job, lowest on the set's totem pole, was so happy. Me, the star, was miserable. I angrily asked him why. And he taught me mysticism. Now I meditate." Veteran actor Alan Arkin meditates to relieve stress.


11th January 2011

Quote: "My kids talk to me. None have ever been in jail. Adam's a big director. Matthew's a writer, Tony's a cinematographer. All are filmmakers although none, so far, put me in their movies." Actor Alan Arkin's sons share his passion for filmmaking.


26th February 2007

Fact: Oscar winner Alan Arkin tied Helen Hayes' Academy Awards record when he was nominated for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - both stars had to wait 38 years between nods.


26th February 2007

Quote: "Everyone thinks I'm going to keel over in a year or two, give me a little bonus." Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner Alan Arkin jokes about why he won gold at the Academy Awards last night (25FEB07).


26th February 2007

Quote: "I needed the fastest path to the men's room." LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE star Alan Arkin on why he asked for an aisle seat at the Oscars ceremony.


16th January 2007

Quote: "I didn't want her to hear all that stuff, so I asked that she really be listening to music when she had her earphones on... It didn't make a lot of difference because she's seen the movie about 10 times." Alan Arkin tried to protect young co-star Abigail Breslin from his character's foul-mouthed rants in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE.


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