Support pours in for Michael Douglas after emotional tribute to Alan Arkin

Michael Douglas has posted a beautiful tribute to his friend Alan Arkin following news of the Oscar winner’s death at the age of 89. ,

“Today we lost an amazing actor whose intelligence, sense of comedy and outstanding professionalism over the last 70 years left an indelible mark on our industry,” Michael shared alongside a photo of the two of them. Kominsky method.

Michael concluded, “Working with Alan was one of the most memorable experiences I had. He will be greatly missed. Heartfelt condolences to his wife Suzanne and his family.”

Michael and Alan appeared together in the Emmy-nominated comedy Kominsky method for two seasons. Allen played Norman Newlander, agent of Michael’s Sandy Kominsky, a one-time actor who turned his skills into becoming an acting coach.

Michael won Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy at the 2019 Golden Globes for his work, while Allen was nominated for Best Supporting Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy. They were also both nominated at the 2019 and 2020 Emmy Awards for their work on the show.

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Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas were close friends in recent years

“It’s so sad. You were a wonderful couple Kominsky method Mr. Arkin will be missed,” one fan commented on Michael’s post, while another praised his “pure talent” on the show. “My heart is broken and I immediately thought of you. i loved you both Kominsky method, Alan Arkin was one of the greats. Heartfelt condolences,” a third follower shared, adding, “May his memory be a blessing. The world has lost an incredible actor.”

Alan and Michael first met in 2018 before shooting for their comedy. “I insisted on having lunch with him. He declined about 55 times. He finally agreed,” Allen joked to AP News at the time, to which Michael replied: “As an actor I was a little surprised by that.”

He later told the Star Tribune, “Comedy’s not necessarily something I’ve done a lot.” I’m learning something new. It’s a surreal experience.”

Alan Arkin with his Oscar in 2006© Jeff Kravitz
Alan Arkin with his Oscar in 2007

Allen, the beloved actor best known for winning an Oscar in 2006 little Miss Sunshine and a very long list of film and theater appearances, he died at the age of 89. His family confirmed the news in a statement, which read: “Our father was a uniquely gifted force of nature, both as an artist and a man. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was respected and He will be greatly missed.”

he appeared in AleMiss Sunshine only appeared for 14 minutes, but stole the show as desperate family patriarch Edwin Hoover in the family road trip comedy — and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Actors Alan Arkin and Abigail Breslin participate in "little Miss Sunshine" premiered in 2006© Ivan Agostini
Actors Alan Arkin and Abigail Breslin attend the “Little Miss Sunshine” premiere in 2006

Born in 1934, Allen moved to Chicago in 1960 at the age of 26 and honed his comedic skills with the renowned improvisational troupe Second City. By 1961, he had moved to Broadway to star in a Second City-themed show, and he won his Tony Award only two years later. enter with a smile,

His big screen breakthrough came in 1967 through the Norman Jewison comedy the russians are coming the russians are coming, Other notable onscreen changes include the Audrey Hepburn thriller wait till it’s dark, gross point blank and several Pink Panther films, where he replaced Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau.