The Aviator (2004 film)
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The West Wing
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Tom Hanks
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Ben Stiller
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Leonardo DiCaprio
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Martin Scorsese
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Alan Alda

Knowledge Identifier: +Alan_Alda


Alan Alda

American actor, director, screenwriter, and author add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1936.

Countries: United States (72%), (11%), United Kingdom (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Aviator (2004 film), The West Wing, Tom Hanks

Linked to: Fordham University, Edge Foundation, Inc., Republican Party, The Boston Globe




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Alan Alda was born in 1936 add something


Alda began his career in the 1950s, as a member of the Compass Players comedy revue add something


Eddie Lawrence - On March 5, 1958 he made a rare television acting appearance in an episode of "Sergeant Bilko" playing an artist named Felix, a next door neighbor to a character played by Alan Alda


In 1966, he starred in the musical "The Apple Tree" on Broadway; he was nominated for the Tony award as Best Actor in a Musical for that role add something


Barbara Harris (actress) - The show, in which Harris co-starred with Alan Alda and Larry Blyden and was directed by Mike Nichols, opened at the Shubert Theater on October 5, 1966 and closed on November 25, 1967


During this time, Alda frequently appeared as a panelist on the 1968 revival of "What's My Line-" add something


George Plimpton - These events were recalled in his best-known book "Paper Lion", which was later adapted into a feature film starring Alan Alda, released in 1968


The Extraordinary Seaman - "'The Extraordinary Seaman"' is a 1969 American comedy war film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring David Niven, Faye Dunaway, Alan Alda, Mickey_Rooney, and Jack Carter


Peter Bonerz - In 1971, Bonerz was part of an ensemble cast in the short-lived improvisational television show "Story Theatre" which included Alan Alda and Valerie Harper


He appeared as a panelist on "I've Got a Secret" during its 1972 syndication revival add something


In early 1972, Alda auditioned for and was selected to play the role of "Hawkeye Pierce" in the TV adaptation of the 1970 film "MASH" add something


Bess Armstrong - Armstrong continued to make several films for both the big and small screens in the 1980s, among them "High Road to China" opposite Tom_Selleck; "Jaws 3-D" with Dennis_Quaid; Alan Alda's "The Four Seasons"; the TV miniseries "Lace"; and "Nothing in Common", starring Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason


Betty Ford - In 1981, Eleanor Smeal, the National Organization for Women's president, announced Ford's appointment to be the co-chair, with Alan Alda, of the ERA Countdown Campaign


Jack Weston - Weston co-starred in Alan Alda's 1981 film "The Four Seasons", reprised his role to star in a television series spinoff on CBS.


Veronica Hamel - Alan Alda's 1988 film "A New Life" cast Hamel in a leading role as his doctor and love interest


In 1996, Alda played Henry Ford in "Camping With Henry and Tom", based on the book by Mark St. Germain, and Ben Stiller's father in the comedy film "Flirting with Disaster" add something


Everyone Says I Love You - "'Everyone Says I Love You"' is a 1996 American musical comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen, who stars in the film, alongside Julia Roberts, Alan Alda, Edward_Norton, Drew Barrymore, Gaby Hoffmann, Tim Roth, Goldie Hawn, Natasha Lyonne and Natalie Portman


Alda starred in the original Broadway production of the play "Art", which opened on March 1, 1998, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre add something


Victor Garber - In 1998, he co-starred on Broadway in the Tony *award-winning play "Art" with Alan Alda and Alfred Molina


Alda had a part in the 2000 romantic comedy "What Women Want", as the CEO of the advertising firm where the main characters worked add something


Stated on "Inside the Actors Studio", 2000 In 1956, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in English from Fordham College of Fordham University in the Bronx, where he was a student staff member of its FM radio station, WFUV add something


Beginning in 2004, Alda was a regular cast member on the NBC program "The West Wing", portraying Republican U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Arnold Vinick, until the show's conclusion in May 2006 add something


In 2004, Alda portrayed conservative Maine Senator Owen Brewster in Martin Scorsese's Academy-Award winning film "The Aviator", in which he co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio add something


The Aviator (2004 film) - "'The Aviator"' is a 2004 American biographical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by John Logan, produced by Graham King and Michael Mann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio , Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Alan Alda, John_C._Reilly and Alec Baldwin


However, it was not until 2005, after a long distinguished acting career, that Alda received his first Academy award nomination, for his role in "The Aviator" add something


In the spring of 2005, Alda starred as Shelly Levene in the Tony award-winning Broadway revival of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross", for which he received a Tony award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play add something


In 2006, Alda contributed his voice to a part in the audio book of Max Brooks' "World War Z" add something


In August 2006, Alda won an Emmy for his portrayal of Arnold Vinick in the final season of "The West Wing" add something


Alda made these comments in an interview for the 2008 question section of the Edge Foundation website add something


Alda has an avid interest in cosmology, and participated in BBC coverage of the opening of the Large Hadron Collider, at CERN, Geneva, in September 2008 add something


After years of interviews, Alda helped inspire the creation of the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University in 2009 add something


Throughout 2009 and 2010, he appeared in three episodes of "30 Rock" as Milton Greene, the biological father of Jack Donaghy add something


Ben Stiller - In 2011, Stiller starred with Eddie Murphy and Alan Alda in "Tower Heist", about a group of maintenance workers planning a heist in a residential skyscraper


He remains on the advisory board as of 2012 add something


He remains on the advisory board as of 2013 add something


The Longest Ride (film) - Based on Nicholas Sparks' 2013 novel of the same name, the film stars Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, Alan Alda, Melissa_Benoist, Lolita Davidovich, and Gloria Reuben


He was named an Honorary Fellow by the Society for Technical Communication in 2014 for his work with the Center for Communicating Science and the annual Flame Challenge add something


Alda will be returning to Broadway on November 8, 2014, playing the role of Andrew Makepeace in the revival of "Love Letters" at the Brooks Atkinson Theater alongside with Candice Bergen add something


Mark Rylance - Rylance co-starred in the biographical drama "Bridge of Spies", released in October 2015, directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda


In 2016 Alda appeared in Louis C. K.'s web-based series Horace and Pete as the irascible Uncle Pete in what Indiewire critic Sam Adams described as "his best role in years" in an otherwise lukewarm review add something


On July 31, 2018, he appeared on CBS This Morning and announced he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three years prior add something