alan arkin is just wonderful. he may be unfamiliar to many people, and like celery, he seldom plays a leading role, but he is unmistakeable and unforgettable, even in films with just a dash of arkin. films like ‘little miss sunshine’, ‘sunshine cleaning’, ‘so i married an axe murderer’, ‘glengarry glen ross’ and ‘catch-22’. and he does a span of theatre. if i had to have a favourite actor, it’d be alan arkin, alan arkin every time.
is it a co-incidence that both alan arkin and i love improvisation, and were both trained in it?
yes. yes, it is.
but still. so much wonderment.