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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
By United Press International
Olivia Wilde talks about being fearless, funny in 'Burt Wonderstone'

Olivia Wilde talks about being fearless, funny in 'Burt Wonderstone'

Olivia Wilde says being surrounded by comic giants Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi on the set of their Las Vegas-set movie, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," inspired her to be fearless in her own quest to be funny.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
By United Press International
Carell says Vegas tourists didn't notice his dazzling 'Wonderstone' look

Carell says Vegas tourists didn't notice his dazzling 'Wonderstone' look

LAS VEGAS, March 11 (UPI) -- Steve Carell says the outrageous magician he plays in the new comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" may seem out of place everywhere -- except Las Vegas.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Bryan Cranston 'gravitated' to 'Argo' script

Bryan Cranston 'gravitated' to 'Argo' script

TORONTO, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Bryan Cranston says there is a simple explanation for how he managed to star in the celebrated U.S. drama series "Breaking Bad," as well as a dozen films, between 2011 and 2012.
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More than 160 2013 Oscar nominees gather for lunch at Beverly Hilton

More than 160 2013 Oscar nominees gather for lunch at Beverly Hilton

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Seventeen of this year's 20 Oscar-nominated actors and actresses attended a luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
'Argo,' Lawrence, Day-Lewis win SAG Awards for film

'Argo,' Lawrence, Day-Lewis win SAG Awards for film

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin and their "Argo" co-stars were named Best Ensemble in a Film at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.
Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rose Byrne, Bryan Cranston, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle are to be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Nominees Alan Arkin, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and John Goodman will be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

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'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods ... Lily Allen gives birth to second daughter ... Timberlake working on new album ... 'Heaven' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart ... News from United Press International.
'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods; 'Life of Pi' grabs 11

'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods; 'Life of Pi' grabs 11

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg's drama about the last months of the 16th American president's life, leads the field with 12 Oscar nominations.
'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

2012 saw its share of finely crafted prestige films sure to join next month's Oscar race, as well as Hollywood blockbusters that made millions at the global box office.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" was nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, in Los Angeles Thursday morning.
'Marigold,' 'Playbook,' 'Les Miz' snag key SAG nominations

'Marigold,' 'Playbook,' 'Les Miz' snag key SAG nominations

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild nominated "Argo," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln" and "Silver Linings Playbook" for Best Ensemble.
'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables' lead Critics' Choice Award nods

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables' lead Critics' Choice Award nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Director Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" was nominated for a record 13 Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles Tuesday.
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Alan Arkin
The family of actor Heath Ledger, mother Sally Bell (3rd L), father Kim Ledger(4th L) and sister Kate Ledger (4th R), hold his Oscar for best supporting actor in the film "The Dark Knight" with presenters and former best supporting actor winners Christopher Walken, (L), Cuba Gooding Jr. (2nd L), Alan Arkin (3rd R), Kevin Kline (2nd R) and Joel Gray at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/Phil McCarten)
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Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an American actor, director, musician and singer. He is known for starring in such films as Wait Until Dark, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Catch-22, The In-Laws, Edward Scissorhands, Glengarry Glen Ross, Marley & Me, and Little Miss Sunshine, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2007. He is the father of actors Adam Arkin, Anthony Arkin, and Matthew Arkin.

Arkin was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Beatrice (née Wortis), a teacher, and David I. Arkin, a painter and writer who mostly worked as a teacher. Arkin was raised in a Jewish family with "no emphasis on religion"; his maternal grandfather was an immigrant from Odessa, Ukraine. The family moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles when Arkin was 11 years old, but an eight-month Hollywood strike cost Arkin's father a set designer job he had wanted to take. During the 1950s Red Scare, Arkin's parents were accused of being Communists, which led to David losing his job when he refused to answer questions about his political affiliation. David challenged the dismissal and was ultimately vindicated, but only after his death.

Arkin has been married three times. He and Jeremy Yaffe, to whom he was married from 1955 to 1960, have two sons: Adam Arkin, born August 19, 1956, and Matthew Arkin, born in 1960. In 1967, Arkin had son Anthony (Tony) Dana Arkin with actress-screenwriter Barbara Dana (born 1940), to whom he was married from June 16, 1964 to the mid-1990s. In 1996, Arkin married a psychotherapist, Suzanne Newlander. As of 2007, they live in New Mexico.

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