Starred in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" on Broadway, 1957. Nominated for Tony award.
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All I know is, I don't do a lot of analysis. I know those words have to move me. I rely on the author. I don't want actors reasoning with me about "motivation" and all that bull. All I want 'em to do is learn the goddamn lines and don't bump into each other.
He won an Oscar for playing Benjamin Bradlee in All the President's Men
(1976), making him one of 17 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other sixteen actors and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy
for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town
(1938), Gary Cooper
for playing Alvin C. York in
Characters with a bizarre or uncoventional personal code or ethos