Abigail Breslin pays tribute to Alan Arkin: "He will always be a grandfather in my heart"

Abigail Breslin pays tribute to Alan Arkin: “He will always be a grandfather in my heart”

Alan Arkin won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2006 for this iconic role.

In 2006, the Hoover family crossed America in Little Miss Sunshine, the film by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, which today has become a cult object par excellence. Upon its release, the feature film met with considerable success, winning several prizes at various festivals, including a Grand Jury Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival. He was subsequently nominated in several categories for the Oscars, those of best film, best actress in a supporting role for Abigail Breslin, but also best original screenplay for Michael Arndt and best actor in a supporting role for Alan Arkin. It is ultimately the last two cities who will each leave with the prestigious statuette.

Disappearance of Alan Arkin, a major actor in American cinema

Alan Arkin, who plays Edwin Hoover, the grandfather of the story, died last week at the age of 89. Among the multitude of tributes which he received posthumously, it is that ofAbigail Breslin which has been the most commented on in recent days. In Little Miss Sunshineshe plays the role of Olive, a 7-year-old girl who has to go to a prestigious beauty contest in California: “Alan Arkin was one of the nicest, funniest, sweetest people I’ve ever worked with.” says the actress, now 27, in a statement published by People magazine.

We weren’t related in real life, of course, but he always will be. ‘Grandpa’ in my heart. All my sympathy goes to his wife Suzanne and all his family”, she continues. This declaration recalls that of the family of Alan Arkin, relayed at the time of the announcement of his death: “A husband, but also a loving father and grandfather. He was loved by everyone, and we will miss him terribly.

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