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Who is Robert Duvall?

by Ratan Srivastava
Robert Duvall

Robert Duvall is indeed an actor and director from the United States with a career that spans over seven decades. An Academy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award have all been bestowed to him.

Robert Duvall began his acting career inside the late 1950s and early 1960s, going to play Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) as well as Captain Newman, M.D. (1963), Major Frank Burns inside the blockbuster comedy M*A*S*H (1970), and the lead character in THX 1138 (1971), as well as Horton Foote’s adaptation of William Faulkner’s Tomorrow, which has been developed at The Actors Studio and therefore is Duvall Following that, he had a string of critically acclaimed roles in financially popular movies.

Robert Duvall has starred in numerous films and television series, including The Twilight Zone (1963), The Outer Limits (1964), The F.B.I. (1966), Bullitt (1968), True Grit (1969), Joe Kidd (1972), The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974), The Conversation (1974), Network (1976), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Great Santini (1979), Tender Mercies (1983) (which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor), The Natural (1984), Colors (1988), Lonesome Dove (1989), The Handmaid’s Tale (1990), Days of Thunder (1990), Rambling Rose (1991), Falling Down (1993), Secondhand Lions (2003), The Judge (2014), and Widows.

Duvall’s screen debut was as Boo Radley in the critically acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). He was cast in the film on the recommendation of screenwriter Horton Foote, who met Duvall at Neighborhood Playhouse during a 1957 production of Foote’s play, The Midnight Caller.

Duvall’s political beliefs have been classified as libertarian or conservative by various sources. In 2001, he received a special invitation to Republican President George W. Bush’s inauguration. He pledged his support for Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani in September 2007. There at Republican National Convention in 2008, Duvall roamed the floor. He made an appearance on stage at such a John McCain–Sarah Palin event in New Mexico in September 2008.

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