Alan Arkin on Hollywood success: 'I was miserable pretty much all of the time'

Published Oct 30 2020 at 8:52 AM GMT
  • In his mid-30s, the actor was living the dream, but was far from happy.
  • As he publishes his memoir Out of My Mind, he talks about turning his life around " and the disgraced guru he pinned his hopes onAlan Arkin met his guru on a Hollywood film set in 1969.
  • Arkin was the star and John was his stand-in, a lowly factotum, the id to his ego.
  • At the time, Arkin was successful but unsatisfied, looking for meaning, craving some guidance.
  • His encounter with John set him on a path towards enlightenment that continu.



  • Published Oct 30, 2020 8:52 AM GMT