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

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    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 on Alan 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 continues to this day. As for the guru, he took a different, darker route. Arkin recently...
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