Robert Duvall

Highest Rated: 100% Rambling Rose (1991)
Birthday: Jan 5, 1931
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
One of Hollywood's most distinguished, popular, and versatile actors, Robert Duvall possesses a rare gift for totally immersing himself in his roles. Born January 5, 1931 and raised by an admiral, Duvall fought in Korea for two years after graduating from Principia College. Upon his Army discharge, he moved to New York to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse, where he won much acclaim for his portrayal of a longshoreman in A View From the Bridge. He later acted in stock and off-Broadway, and had his onscreen debut as Gregory Peck's simple-minded neighbor Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).With his intense expressions and chiseled features, Duvall frequently played troubled, lonely characters in such films as The Chase (1966) during his early film career. Whatever the role, however, he brought to it an almost tangible intensity tempered by an ability to make his characters real (in contrast to some contemporaries who never let viewers forget that they were watching a star playing a role). Though well-respected and popular, Duvall largely eschewed the traditionally glitzy life of a Hollywood star; at the same time, he worked with some of the greatest directors over the years. This included a long association with Francis Ford Coppola, for whom he worked in two Godfather movies (in 1972 and 1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979). The actor's several Oscar nominations included one for his performance as a dyed-in-the-wool military father who victimizes his family with his disciplinarian tirades in The Great Santini (1980). For his portrayal of a has-been country singer in Tender Mercies -- a role for which he composed and performed his own songs -- Duvall earned his first Academy Award for Best Actor. He also directed and co-produced 1983's Angelo My Love and earned praise for his memorable appearance in Rambling Rose in 1991. One of Duvall's greatest personal triumphs was the production of 1997's The Apostle, the powerful tale of a fallen Southern preacher who finds redemption. He had written the script 15 years earlier, but was unable to find a backer, so, in the mid-'90s, he financed the film himself. Directing and starring in the piece, Duvall earned considerable acclaim, including another Best Actor Oscar nomination.The 1990s were a good decade for Duvall. Though not always successful, his films brought him steady work and great variety. Not many other actors could boast of playing such a diversity of characters: from a retired Cuban barber in 1993's Wrestling Ernest Hemingway to an ailing editor in The Paper (1994) to the abusive father of a mentally impaired murderer in the harrowing Sling Blade (1996) to James Earl Jones's brother in the same year's A Family Thing (which he also produced). Duvall took on two very different father roles in 1998, first in the asteroid extravaganza Deep Impact and then in Robert Altman's The Gingerbread Man. Throughout his career, Duvall has also continued to work on the stage. In addition, he occasionally appeared in such TV miniseries as Lonesome Dove (1989) and Stalin (1992), and has even done voice-over work for Lexus commercials. In the early 2000s, he continued his balance between supporting roles in big-budget films and meatier parts in smaller efforts. He supported Nicolas Cage in Gone in 60 Seconds and Denzel Washington in John Q., but he also put out his second directorial effort, Assassination Tango (under the aegis of old friend Coppola, which allowed him to film one of his life's great passions -- the tango. In 2003, Kevin Costner gave Duvall an outstanding role in his old-fashioned Western Open Range, and Duvall responded with one of his most enjoyable performances.Duvall subsequently worked in a number of additional films, including playing opposite Will Ferrell in the soccer comedy Kicking & Screaming, as well as adding a hilarious cameo as a tobacco king in the first-rate satire Thank You For Smoking.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
91% Widows Tom Mulligan 2018
30% In Dubious Battle Bolton 2017
No Score Yet The Words That Built America Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Godfather Epic Tom Hagen 2016
17% Wild Horses Director Producer Scott Briggs Screenwriter 2015
49% The Judge Joseph Palmer $35.7M 2014
45% A Night In Old Mexico Red Bovie Producer 2014
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
36% Jayne Mansfield's Car Jim Caldwell $14.8K 2013
63% Jack Reacher Cash $80.1M 2012
15% Seven Days In Utopia Johnny Crawford $4.4M 2011
64% Belizaire the Cajun Preacher 2011
85% Get Low Felix "Bush" Breazeale Executive Producer $9.2M 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Last Full Measure Actor 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
90% Crazy Heart Producer Wayne $38.4M 2009
73% The Road Old Man $8.1M 2009
24% Four Christmases Howard $120.2M 2008
57% We Own the Night Burt Grusinsky $27.7M 2007
29% Lucky You L.C. Cheever $5.8M 2007
No Score Yet Brando Actor 2007
90% America At A Crossroads: Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience Actor 2007
No Score Yet Broken Trail Print Ritter Executive Producer 2006
86% Thank You for Smoking Doak `The Captain' Boykin $24.9M 2006
No Score Yet American Experience Narrator 2005
40% Kicking & Screaming Buck Weston $52.6M 2005
No Score Yet Stone Boy Actor 2005
60% Secondhand Lions Hub $41.5M 2003
79% Open Range Boss Spearman $58.3M 2003
47% Assassination Tango Producer Director John J. Anderson Screenwriter $0.9M 2003
8% Gods and Generals Gen. Robert E. Lee $13M 2003
No Score Yet Festival Pass with Chris Gore Actor 2002
23% John Q Lt. Frank Grimes $71.1M 2002
93% Apocalypse Now Redux Lt. Col. Kilgore $2M 2001
67% A Shot at Glory Producer Gordon McLeod 2001
41% The 6th Day Dr. Griffin Weir $33.9M 2000
25% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) Otto Halliwell $101M 2000
61% A Civil Action Jerome Facher 1998
45% Deep Impact Spurgeon Tanner 1998
90% The Apostle Screenwriter Eulis "Sonny" Dewey/The Apostle E.F. Sonny Dewey/The Apostle E.F. Director Executive Producer 1998
58% The Gingerbread Man Dixon Doss 1997
96% Sling Blade Karl's Father 1996
50% Phenomenon Doc 1996
73% A Family Thing Earl Pilcher Jr. Producer 1996
No Score Yet El Asesino en mis Manos Adolf Eichmann Producer 1996
13% The Scarlet Letter Roger Chillingworth 1995
39% Something to Talk About Wyly King 1995
50% The Stars Fell on Henrietta Mr. Cox 1995
57% Wrestling Ernest Hemingway Walter 1994
88% The Paper Bernie White 1994
74% Falling Down Det. Martin Prendergast 1993
50% Geronimo - An American Legend Al Sieber 1993
No Score Yet Stalin Stalin 1992
No Score Yet The Plague (La Peste) Grand 1992
39% Newsies Joseph Pulitzer 1992
No Score Yet Waylon Jennings: Renegade. Outlaw. Legend. Actor 1992
100% Rambling Rose Daddy Hillyer 1991
100% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Actor 1991
39% Days of Thunder Harry Hogge 1990
No Score Yet A Show of Force Howard 1990
29% The Handmaid's Tale Commander 1990
No Score Yet Convicts Soll Gautier 1990
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove - The Making of An Epic Actor 1990
No Score Yet Tango: Our Dance Actor 1988
81% Colors Officer Bob Hodges 1988
No Score Yet Hotel Colonial Roberto Carrasco (Luca Venieri) 1987
No Score Yet The Lightship Calvin Caspary 1986
No Score Yet Let's Get Harry Norman Shrike 1986
No Score Yet Falling for the Stars Actor 1985
82% The Natural Max Mercy 1984
67% The Stone Boy Joe Hillerman 1984
No Score Yet The Terry Fox Story (Heart of a Champion) Bill Vigars 1983
86% Tender Mercies Mac Sledge Producer 1983
100% Angelo, My Love Producer Screenwriter 1983
No Score Yet The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper Gruen 1981
69% True Confessions Det. Tom Spellacy 1981
94% The Great Santini Lt. Col. Bull Meechum 1979
97% Apocalypse Now Lt. Col. Kilgore 1979
95% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Priest on Swing (uncredited) 1978
No Score Yet The Betsy Loren Hardeman III 1978
No Score Yet Ike: The War Years Dwight D. Eisenhower 1978
No Score Yet The Greatest Bill McDonald 1977
92% Network Frank Hackett 1976
83% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Dr. Watson 1976
75% The Eagle Has Landed Colonel Radl 1976
50% The Killer Elite George Hansen 1975
38% Breakout Jay Wagner 1975
97% The Godfather, Part II Tom Hagen 1974
98% The Conversation The Director 1974
No Score Yet The Outfit Macklin 1974
No Score Yet Badge 373 Eddie Ryan 1973
No Score Yet Lady Ice Pierce 1973
67% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Jesse James 1972
No Score Yet Tomorrow Jackson Fentry 1972
98% The Godfather Tom Hagen 1972
86% Joe Kidd Frank Harlan 1972
No Score Yet The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration Actor 1972
71% Lawman Adams 1971
87% THX 1138 THX 1138 1971
85% M*A*S*H Maj. Frank Burns 1970
No Score Yet The Revolutionary Despard 1970
83% The Rain People Gordon 1969
88% True Grit Ned Pepper 1969
97% Bullitt Weissberg 1968
100% The Detective Nestor 1968
80% Countdown Chiz 1968
83% The Chase Edwin Stewart 1966
No Score Yet Fame Is the Name of the Game Eddie 1966
No Score Yet Captain Newman, M.D. Capt. Paul Cabot Winston 1963
91% To Kill A Mockingbird Boo Radley 1962
No Score Yet John Brown's Raid Actor 1960

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Narrator Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove
1989
Augustus `Gus' McCrae
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Humphries
  • 1967
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Guest Eric Leslie
  • 1965
  • 1963
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Charley Parkes
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Bart Conway
  • 1962

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