Robert DuVall


Robert Selden Duvall[1] (/dˈvɔːl/; born January 5, 1931) is an American actor. With a career spanning seven decades, he is the recipient of an Academy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Duvall began his career on TV with minor roles in 1960 on Playhouse 90 and the Armstrong Circle Theatre TV series before transitioning to Broadway and film.  Duvall made his Broadway debut in the play Wait Until Dark in 1966. He returned to the stage in David Mamet‘s play American Buffalo in 1977, earning a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play nomination. He made his feature film acting debut portraying Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). Other early roles include Captain Newman, M.D. (1963), Bullitt (1968), True Grit (1969), M*A*S*H (1970), THX 1138(1971), Joe Kidd (1972), and Tomorrow (1972), the last of which was developed at the Actors Studio and is his personal favorite. 

Duvall won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Tender Mercies(1983). His other Oscar-nominated films

include The Godfather (1972), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Great Santini (1979), The Apostle (1997), A Civil Action (1998), and The Judge (2014). Other notable roles include The Outfit (1973), The Godfather Part II(1974), The Conversation (1974), Network (1976), True Confessions (1981), The Natural (1984), Days of Thunder (1990), The Handmaid’s Tale (1990), Rambling Rose(1991), Falling Down (1993), The Paper (1994), The Scarlet Letter (1995), Sling Blade(1996), Open Range (2003), Four Christmases (2008), Crazy Heart (2009), Get Low(2010), Jack Reacher (2012), and Widows (2018).

Throughout his career, Duvall has starred on numerous television programmes. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for the AMC limited series Broken Trail (2007). His other Emmy-nominated roles are in the CBS miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989), the HBO film Stalin(1992), and the TNT film The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996

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