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San Luis Film Fest to honour Alan Arkin

MUMBAI: The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival will honour Alan Arkin on 20 March where he is slated to receive the King Vidor Career Achievement Award, which honors excellence in filmmaking.


Past recipients include Malcolm McDowell, Peter Fonda and Morgan Freeman.


The 75 year-old actor won the Academy Award gold for his performance as an irascible grandfather in Little Miss Sunshine.


Arkin‘s path from unknown to industry mainstay has been a circuitous one. Over the years, Arkin has branched out into directing, producing and screenwriting. He‘s also written several books including the likes of The Lemming Condition and Halfway Through the Door: An Actor‘s Journey Toward Self.


Best known for his roles in films like Catch 22, Edward Scissorhands and Glengarry Glen Ross, Arkin, more recently starred in Get Smart Marley and Me and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.


Arkin made his film debut in 1966‘s The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming that earned him his first Academy Award nomination. He received his second Oscar two years later for The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.

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