Alan Arkin, the acclaimed actor known for his versatility in comedy and drama, has passed away at the age of 89. He won an Academy Award in 2007 for his role in "Little Miss Sunshine."

Arkin's sons confirmed his death and described him as a uniquely talented force of nature, both as an artist and a man.

Starting his career with Chicago's Second City comedy troupe, Arkin achieved success in films such as "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming" and "Little Miss Sunshine."

Arkin's portrayal of a conniving Hollywood producer in the Oscar-winning film "Argo" earned him an Oscar nomination more than 40 years after his first nomination.

In recent years, he gained recognition for his role in the Netflix comedy series "The Kominsky Method," which earned him two Emmy nominations.

Arkin was known for his ability to disappear into his characters, with impeccable accents and complete immersion in each role

Throughout his career, Arkin played a wide range of characters, from a Russian submarine officer to a foul-mouthed drug-addicted grandfather.

In addition to his acting career, Arkin directed films and wrote books for children. He leaves behind a lasting legacy in the world of entertainment.