A ‘Golden Globe’ and six-time ‘Emmy Award’ winner, Alan Alda started his acting career at the Cleveland Playhouse. ‘Gone Are The Days’ marked his Hollywood acting debut. Most of his films received critical appreciation but failed to perform at the box-office. He is renowned for his performance in ‘M*A*S*H,’ a war comedy-drama television series where he portrayed Hawkeye Pierce.
He starred in a number of television programs, including ‘The West Wing,’ ‘Scientific American Frontiers,’ and ’30 Rock.’
‘The Four Seasons,’ marked his theatrical movie directorial debut which also become his most successful film as a director.
His most notable works in filmsare ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors,’ ‘Same Time, Next Year,’ ‘Kill Me If You Can,’ ‘The Object of My Affection,’ ‘Murder Mystery,’ ‘Flirting With Disasters,’ ‘The Longest Ride,’ ‘What Women Want,’ ‘Tower Heist,’ ‘Mystery,’ ‘Everyone Says I Love You,’etc.
He bagged in an ‘Academy Award’ nomination in the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ category for his performance in ‘The Aviator,’ an epic biographical drama film.
Marriage Story is a critically acclaimed and award-winning drama film which tells the story of a married couple, a successful stage director and an actress, who are going through a divorce. However, the divorce gets more and more complicated over time.
An existential comedy considered by many as Woody Allen’s greatest work, the film follows two story lines. One concerns a successful, but philandering ophthalmologist, who has his mistress killed when she threatens to reveal his affair and the other concerns a married documentary filmmaker in love with his brother-in-law’s associate producer.
In 1957, Russian spy Rudolf Abel is arrested in New York City and is defended by principled lawyer James B. Donovan. Meanwhile, Francis Powers’ U-2 spy plane is shot down in the USSR and he is imprisoned. Ultimately, with great risk to his own life, Donovan facilitates the exchange of Abel and Powers at the Glienicke Bridge.
The movie follows the life of Howard Hughes from 1927-1947. During this time, Hughes achieved massive success in Hollywood and also devoted quality time and money in the aviation industry. He romanced beautiful women like Katharine Hepburn and made powerful enemies like Juan Trippe and Senator Ralph Owen Brewster. All this while, his OCD worsened.
Manhattan Murder Mystery is a mystery comedy film, which tells the story of Carol and Larry, a middle-aged couple who suspect foul play when their neighbor’s wife suddenly drops dead. Therefore they decide to investigate.
Nothing But the Truth is a mystery drama film, which revolves around Rachel Armstrong, a journalist, who pens a story that divulges the identity of a secret CIA agent. She also refuses to reveal her source, and therefore she is eventually put in jail.
This neo-Western romantic drama film revolves around Luke and Sophia, whose relationship gets affected by their conflicting career paths. Eventually, an old man helps them resolve the barriers in their relationships.
Flash of Genius is a biographical drama film which tells the story of Robert Kearns, who fights a legal battle against the Ford Motor Company after they developed an intermittent windshield wiper based on ideas which he had patented.
While her stepsister gets engaged, a New York girl decides to set up her father with a beautiful woman who is going through a troubled marriage. .
Erik is a sports journalist who comes across a homeless man named Champ. He soon comes to know that he is actually a boxing legend who is believed to have passed away. He thinks of this as a great opportunity and writes a biographical article on him.
Mel Colpin was adopted as a child, and when he becomes a father, he feels that he cannot name his son until he knows who his real parents are. Accompanied by his wife and an adoption agent, he departs on a road trip to find out the identity of his real parents.
Gone are the Days! is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a self-ordained Reverend Judson, who returns to his hometown to build an integrated church. However, he is short of funds. Therefore, he asks his fiancée to masquerade as his dead cousin, hoping to gain access to her unclaimed inheritance.
Playboy chauvinistic advertising executive Nick Marshall finds out, following an accident, that he can hear women's thoughts. Despite being irritated to learn how many people around him dislike him, he uses his newfound power to repair his relationships and advance his career at the expense of his boss, Darcy McGuire, until he falls in love with her.
After losing his job, a perturbed museum guard Sam Baily returns with dynamite and demands to be rehired. He takes a group of school children hostage and accidently shoots an ex-colleague. Present at the museum, journalist Max Brackett perceives this as an opportunity to further his sagging career by covering this scoop. But Baily’s escalating desperation and media intervention only worsens the situation.
Arthur Shaw, one of the richest residents of The Tower, is under house arrest for embezzling over US $2 billion from his investors. These include building manager Josh Kovaks and his co-workers, who then plan a tower heist with petty criminal, Slide, to break into the apartment to steal their money back.
Sports Illustrated writer, George Plimpton, has tried his luck in professional sports like boxing and baseball and then written about his experience. Buoyed by his editor, he joins the NFL team, Detroit Lions, for his next story. What follows is a comically disastrous adventure.
A young woman is murdered in the White House, after which detective Regis is called to investigate. However, instead of cooperating, the Secret Service works against him. He also soon learns that the woman’s murder may be a sex crime, and the son of the President has a history of similar acts.
A pregnant single woman Nina Borowski who is a social worker in New York City, invites her homosexual friend George to shift to her apartment after his breakup from his long time lover Robert. As Nina and George embark upon the journey of raising the child together, Nina realizes that she has actually fallen for George.
This crime drama film tells the story of a federal agent who attempts to make some money before the ban on alcohol is lifted. Therefore, he plans to steal the whiskey cache of his old army friend.
Canadian Bacon is a comedy film which revolves around a US President who talks about starting a war with Canada, in an attempt to boost his approval rating.
After the economy crashes down, a married couple finds themselves unemployed, forcing them to sell their apartment. They start looking for other living options, and they eventually find themselves in a commune in Georgia, which is filled with eccentric residents.
Jenny is a young small-town woman, who finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand. She soon meets a filmmaker named Delano, who has received a draft notice, although he doesn’t want to be inducted into the Army. Since he wants to avoid being drafted, and since she needs a father to support her baby, they enter a marriage of convenience. However, they soon start to develop feelings for one another.
To Kill a Clown is a horror drama film which revolves around a young hippie couple who rent a secluded cabin on the beach hoping to re-connect with each other and bring back the spark in their marriage. However, they are unaware of the fact that the man whom they rented their cabin from is a military trained sociopath, with two vicious dogs.
During WWII, 4 American soldiers stranded on an island, find a WWI gunboat haunted by its captain, Finchhaven, who had fallen down drunk on first assignment, disgracing the family and was condemned to stay on his ship till he tries to redeem his actions. Making a deal, the soldiers assist him in fighting-off a Japanese vessel. Will that help Finchhaven regain his honor?
Alan Alda Awards
|M*A*S*H||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||1983|
|M*A*S*H||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||1982|
|M*A*S*H||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||1981|
|M*A*S*H||Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||1980|
|M*A*S*H||Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||1976|
|M*A*S*H||Best TV Actor - Comedy or Musical||1975|
|The West Wing||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||2006|
|M*A*S*H||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||1982|
|M*A*S*H||Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series||1979|
|M*A*S*H||Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series||1977|
|M*A*S*H||Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||1974|
|M*A*S*H||Actor of the Year - Series||1974|
|Winner||Favorite Male TV Performer||1982|
|Winner||Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer||1981|
|Winner||Favorite Male TV Performer||1981|
|Winner||Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer||1980|
|Winner||Favorite Male TV Performer||1980|
|Winner||Favorite Male TV Performer||1979|
|Winner||Favorite Male TV Performer||1975|