Tragic: Oscar winner Alan Arkin passed away, breathed his last at the age of 89
Hollywood legend Alan Arkin, who won an Oscar for the film 'Little Miss Sunshine', has passed away at the age of 89.
Hollywood veteran Alan Arkin, who won an Oscar for the 2006 film 'Little Miss Sunshine', has died at the age of 89. According to media reports, Arkin breathed his last on Thursday at his home in Carlsbad, California. However, his death was not immediately confirmed. Remembering their father, his sons Adam, Matthew and Anthony said, "Our father was a unique force of nature, both as an artist and a human being." A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Won Best Actor Award for this film
Talking about Alan Arkin's career, the actor has been a part of many films. He was nominated for an Academy Award four times and won Broadway's top honor, the Tony Award, in 1963 for his first major stage role in Carl Reiner's Enter Laughing. His first major film role also earned him an Oscar nomination. He also won Best Actor for playing a Soviet sailor in the 1966 Cold War comedy The Russians Are Coming.
Oscar for 'Little Miss Sunshine'
Arkin was initially turned down for the role of Little Miss Sunshine, which eventually won him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, because the directors thought he was too healthy, while the character was to be a 80-year-old foul-mouthed grandfather. who had been frail and unstable for years due to drug abuse and bad behavior.