Robert Duvall Biography
January 5, 1931, saw the birth of a new star that went on become the most distinguished star in Hollywood Robert Duvall. The actor graduated in Drama and learned that his interest is in acting at a very young age. His crisp features and intense expressions went on to make him a star actor. During his early filming career, he portrayed disturbed characters like The Chase. In that movie Duvall was searching for gun safes to keep his guns safe. Duvall had the ability to turn any character real with his intense acting skill. Duvall was a reserved person and shunned the glitz and glamour of Hollywood though he is respected in the circle. He had the opportunity to work with some big moviemakers of the times like Francis Ford Coppola, who was the creator of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now.
The actor was nominated for Oscars several times, and this includes The Great Santini where he played the role of a disciplinary military father master of the highest rated hunting knife in the world. He received the Academy Award for Best Actor for the country singer role in Tender Mercies. The actor composed and voiced the song. He turned directed with the film Angelo My Love that he co-produced in the year 1983. The best of his works was The Apostle (1997) and Rambling Rose. He had penned the script for The Apostle 15 years back, and he also financed the film. He was nominated for the Oscars for Best Actor. During the 90s, he worked on a variety of films that gave him recognition.
Duvall was lucky to play a diversity of characters. Some of his roles included a Cuban barber, ailing editor, psychopath murderer, etc. Despite doing varied characters on the silverscreen, he did not forget the stage. He also worked on TV miniseries like Stalin and Lonesome Dove. He lends his voice for commercials. Duvall was able to manage both big and small budget films. He joined hands with popular Hollywood stars like Nicolas Cage for Gone in 60 seconds and with Denzel Washington in John Q. He received the Academy Best Supporting Actor for The Judge in 2014.