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Robert Duvall

Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953.... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 56 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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The Apostle
The Apostle The Apostle E.F.
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore
The Godfather
The Godfather Tom Hagen
The Judge
The Judge Joseph Palmer


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 2016 In Dubious Battle
 2015 Wild Horses
Scott Briggs
 2014 The Judge
Joseph Palmer
 2012 Jack Reacher
 2012 Jayne Mansfield's Car
Jim Caldwell
 2011 Seven Days in Utopia
Johnny Crawford
 2009 Crazy Heart
 2009 Get Low
Felix Bush
 2009/I The Road
Old Man
 2008 Four Christmases
 2007 We Own the Night
Burt Grusinsky
 2007 Lucky You
L. C. Cheever
 2005 Thank You for Smoking
 2005 Kicking & Screaming
Buck Weston
 2003 Secondhand Lions
 2003 Open Range
Boss Spearman
 2003 Gods and Generals
Gen. Robert E. Lee
 2002 Assassination Tango
John J.
 2002 John Q
Lt. Frank Grimes
 2000 The 6th Day
Dr. Griffin Weir
 2000 A Shot at Glory
Gordon McLeod
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds
Otto Halliwell
 1998 A Civil Action
Jerome Facher
 1998 Deep Impact
Spurgeon Tanner
 1998 The Gingerbread Man
Dixon Doss
 1997 The Apostle
The Apostle E.F.
 1996 Sling Blade
Karl's Father
 1996 Phenomenon
Doc Brunder
 1996 A Family Thing
Earl Pilcher Jr.
 1995 The Scarlet Letter
Roger Chillingworth
 1995 Something to Talk About
Wyly King
 1994 The Paper
Bernie White
 1993 Geronimo: An American Legend
Al Sieber
 1993 Falling Down
 1992 The Plague
Joseph Grand
 1992 Newsies
Joseph Pulitzer
 1991 Convicts
Soll Gautier
 1991 Rambling Rose
 1990 Days of Thunder
Harry Hogge
 1990 A Show of Force
 1990 The Handmaid's Tale
 1988 Colors
Bob Hodges
 1987 Hotel Colonial
Roberto Carrasco (Luca Venieri)
 1986 Let's Get Harry
Norman Shrike
 1986 Belizaire the Cajun
The Preacher
 1985 The Lightship
Calvin Caspary
 1984 The Natural
Max Mercy
 1984 The Stone Boy
Joe Hillerman
 1983 Tender Mercies
Mac Sledge
 1981 True Confessions
Det. Tom Spellacy
 1979 The Great Santini
Lt. Col. 'Bull' Meechum
 1979 Apocalypse Now
Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore
 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Priest on Swing (uncredited)
 1978 The Betsy
Loren Hardeman III
 1977 The Greatest
Bill McDonald
 1976 The Eagle Has Landed
Colonel Radl
 1976 Network
Frank Hackett
 1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Dr. John H. Watson
 1975 The Killer Elite
George Hansen
 1975 Breakout
Jay Wagner
 1974 The Godfather: Part II
Tom Hagen
 1974 The Conversation
The Director (uncredited)
 1973 The Outfit
Earl Macklin
 1973 Badge 373
Eddie Ryan
 1973 Lady Ice
Ford Pierce
 1972 Joe Kidd
Frank Harlan
 1972 Tomorrow
Jackson Fentry
 1972 The Godfather
Tom Hagen
 1971 Lawman
Vernon Adams
 1971 THX 1138
 1970 The Revolutionary
 1970 MASH
Maj. Frank Burns
 1969 True Grit
Ned Pepper
 1969 The Rain People
 1968 Bullitt
 1968 The Detective
 1967 Countdown
 1966 The Chase
Edwin Stewart
 1965 Nightmare in the Sun
 1963 Captain Newman, M.D.
Capt. Paul Cabot Winston
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird
Boo Radley
 1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me
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Stage: Appeared (as "Eddie Carbone") in "A View from the Bridge" written by Arthur Miller and directed by Ulu Gosbard on Broadway. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 10 Interviews | 11 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Robert Duval | Robert S. Duvall


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[1983 comment on Francis Ford Coppola] Coppola's talented. I'm pissed that he cut a scene that would have given the audience an insight into my character in Apocalypse Now (1979), but he's talented. See more »


Has appeared in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and Tender Mercies (1983), both of which were written for the screen by Horton Foote, and both of which earned him an Oscar for "Best Screenplay". See more »


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