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ROBERT DUVALL BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Robert Seldon Duvall was born on January 5th, 1931 in San Diego, California to parents of French and English decent. He grew up in a military family and spent some of his younger years in Annapolis, Maryland near the US Naval Academy.  He went on to study at the Principia college in Elsah, and majored in history and government, but later on switched his major to drama. 
 
Duvall then served in the army for two years during the Korean war, then moved to New York in 1955. He studied at the Playhouse School of Theater in New York under Sanford Meisner.   His acting coach saw a talent in Duvall and chose to cast him in Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" and Horton Foote's "The Midnight Caller". He worked odd end jobs while pursuing his acting career. 
 
In 1962, he starred in his screen debut on “To Kill a Mockingbird” followed by a riveting performance in, "A View From the bridge" (1965) where he won on Obie.   He went on in his career to work in television on a series, " Naked city" and various guest television spots, such as the repressed and self-righteous Major Frank Burns in, "M*A*S*H" (1970).

His major break came in 1972 with his role in, "Godfather" which he was honored with an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role as Tom Hagen   and " The Godfather Part II" (1974).  Other films during the early seventies include "Horton Foote's Tomorrow", "The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid", "Joe Kidd", "Badge 373", "Coppola's The Conversation" and "The Outfit".

Duvall then tried his hand at directing with, "We're Not the Jet Set" (1977), a documentary. He continued to work as an actor as well, starring in, " The Eagle Has landed", " The Greatest and The Betsy" and a television series "Ike". 
 
In 1979, again he hit it big with a amazing performance in, "Apocalypse Now" which he received an Academy Award nomination for. Again, following this nomination came another nomination for Best Actor for his performance in, "The Great Santini" (1980) and "The Apostle" (1997).  Finally winning the  Best Actor Academy award for, "Tender Mercies" (1983) in which he performed all his own songs as a country music star.
 
He took on his role as director for the second time on, "Angelo, My love" which he also wrote and  produced. Again, he did not neglect his acting career working on such films as, "The Stone Boy", "The Natural", "The Lightship", "Belizaire the Cajun" and "Colors".  Duvall was not lacking recognition for his talent, receiving an Emmy nomination for his role in the popular miniseries, "Lonesome Dove".
 
His career continued well into the 90's with roles on, "Days of Thunder", (1990) "The Handmaid 's Tale", "A Show of Force" and in "Horton Foote's Convicts".  He was not only putting his talent to good use as an actor, director, writer and producer, but also formed Butcher Run Films.  His company's first co production, "A Family Thing" earned a Humanitas Award. Not every role he attained was an immaculate performance, but his work remained steady and showed a great variation in his attributes.
 
In 2003 Duvall appeared in, "Saga Gods and Generals" and again won another Emmy for his role in the television series, "Broken Trail" (2006).  In 2005, he was awarded the national Medal of Arts and in 2006 appeared opposite Drew Barymore in,"Curtis Hanson's Lucky You". 
 
Robert Duvall is one of the most technically proficient and most versatile actors in the United States. He is close friends with Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman both of whom he used to live with when all three men were struggling actors.  He currently lives with his partner Luciana Pedraza.
 

 
Filmography
 
2010 For Love of Liberty
2009 Crazy Heart as Wayne
2009 The Road as Old Man
2008 Four Christmases 
2007 Lucky You 
2007 Operation Homecoming
2007 We Own the Night 
2006 Broken Trail 
2005 American Experience
2005 Kicking & Screaming 
2005 Thank You for Smoking 
2003 Gods and Generals 
2003 Open Range  
2003 Secondhand Lions  
2002 Assassination Tango  
2002 John Q. 
2001 Apocalypse Now Redux 
2000 A Shot At Glory 
2000 Gone In 60 Seconds 
2000 Into Africa 
2000 The 6th Day 
1998 A Civil Action 
1998 Deep Impact 
1998 The Gingerbread Man 
1997 The Apostle 
1996 A Family Thing 
1996 Phenomenon 
1996 Sling Blade 
1996 The Man Who Captured Eichmann 
1995 Something to Talk About 
1995 The Scarlet Letter 
1995 The Stars Fell on Henrietta  
1994 The Paper 
1993 Falling Down 
1993 Geronimo 
1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway 
1992 La Peste 
1992 Newsies 
1992 Stalin 
1991 Convicts 
1991 Rambling Rose 
1990 A Show of Force 
1990 Days of Thunder 
1990 The Handmaid's Tale 
1989 Lonesome Dove 
1988 Colors 
1987 Hotel Colonial 
1987 Let's Get Harry 
1986 Belizaire the Cajun 
1986 Waylon Jennings
1985 The Lightship 
1984 The Natural 
1984 The Stone Boy 
1983 Tender Mercies  
1983 The Terry Fox Story  
1981 The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper 
1981 True Confessions
1979 Apocalypse Now 
1979 The Great Santini 
1978 Ike 
1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers 
1978 The Betsy
1977 The Greatest 
1976 Network 
1976 The Eagle Has Landed 
1976 The Seven-Percent Solution 
1975 Breakout  
1975 The Killer Elite 
1974 The Conversation  
1974 The Godfather Part II 
1973 Badge 373 
1973 Lady Ice 
1973 The Outfit 
1972 Joe Kidd 
1972 The Godfather 
1972 The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid 
1972 Tomorrow 
1971 Lawman 
1971 THX 1138 
1970 M*A*S*H 
1970 The Revolutionary 
1969 The F.B.I.: Nightmare Road 
1969 The Rain People 
1969 True Grit
1968 Bullitt 
1968 Countdown 
1968 The Detective 
1968 The F.B.I.: The Harvest
1967 Cimarron Strip
1967 Combat!: The Partisan 
1967 The F.B.I.: The Executioners, Part 1 
1967 The F.B.I.: The Executioners, Part 2 
1966 Combat!: Cry for Help 
1966 Fame is the Name of the Game 
1966 The Chase 
1966 The F.B.I.: The Scourge 
1965 Combat!: The Enemy as Karl
1965 The F.B.I.: The Giant Killer 
1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Invaders 
1964 Nightmare in the Sun 
1964 The Fugitive: Brass Ring 
1963 Captain Newman, M.D. 
1963 The Fugitive: Never Wave Goodbye, Part 1
1963 The Fugitive: Never Wave Goodbye, Part 2
1963 The Twilight Zone: Miniature 
1963 The Untouchables: Blues for a Gone Goose
1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Bad Actor 
1962 Naked City: The One Marked Hot Gives Cold 
1962 Naked City: Torment Him Much and Hold Him Long
1962 To Kill a Mockingbird
1961 Naked City: A Hole in the City 






Matinee Classics - True Grit starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, Donald Woods, James Westerfield and Wilford Brimley
Matinee Classics - Mash starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Roger Bowen, Rene Auberjonois, David Arkin, Jo Ann Pflug, Gary Burghoff, Fred Williamson, Michael Murphy, Indus Arthur, Ken Prymus, Bobby Troup and Kim Atwood
Matinee Classics - Network starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, Beatrice Straight, Jordan Charney, Lane Smith, Marlene Warfield, Conchata Ferrell, Carolyn Krigbaum, Arthur Burghardt, Cindy Grover and Kathy Cronkite
Matinee Classics - Network starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, Beatrice Straight, Jordan Charney, Lane Smith, Marlene Warfield, Conchata Ferrell, Carolyn Krigbaum, Arthur Burghardt, Cindy Grover and Kathy Cronkite
Matinee Classics - Open Range starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Benning, Michael Gambon and Michael Jeter
Matinee Classics - Open Range starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Benning, Michael Gambon and Michael Jeter
Matinee Classics - The Detective starring Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Jacqueline Bisset, Ralph Meeker, Jack Klugman, Horace McMahon, Lloyd Bochner, William Windom, Tony Musante, Al Freeman, Jr., Robert Duvall, Pat Henry, Patrick McVey, Dixie Marquis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Renee Taylor, James Inman, Tom Atkins and George Plimpton
Matinee Classics - The Godfather starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire, Gianni Russo, John Cazale and Rudy Bond
Matinee Classics - The Godfather starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire, Gianni Russo, John Cazale and Rudy Bond


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