Oscar-Winning Actor Alan Arkin Looks Back on Five Decades in Hollywood

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 (SF Sketchfest)

When he was 72 years old, Alan Arkin won an Academy Award for playing a foul-mouthed grandfather in "Little Miss Sunshine." He says he nearly wasn't cast for the role for being too "virile." Now 81, with close to 60 years of acting under his belt, the star of "The In-Laws" and "Catch-22" isn't slowing down. His film "Love the Coopers" hit theaters this past holiday and he's one of the star guests at SF Sketchfest next month. He joins us to talk about his varied career.


Alan Arkin, actor and director