ROBERT DUVALL (Spurgeon Tanner) stars in "Deep Impact"
as the former Astronaut brought out of retirement by the President
to lead a crucial space mission: to break up the comet that's
on a direct path to the Earth and minimize its devastation.
An Academy Award ® winner as best actor for "Tender Mercies"
(and Golden Globe Award), Mr. Duvall was nominated for best actor
for "The Great Santini," and for best supporting actor
for "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now."
He also received an Oscar ® nomination for best actor for
his most recent personal triumph, "The Apostle," in
which he was the writer, director, star and financier of the dramatic
feature through his Butchers Run production company. The film
also won three Independent Spirit Awards for best actor, best
picture and best direction.
The multi-talented actor also directed and wrote "Angelo
My Love," produced "A Family Thing" and the Emmy-nominated
television film "The Man Who Captured Eichmann" and
wrote the songs for "Tender Mercies."
Some of his many feature film credits include "The Gingerbread
Man," "Phenomenon," "Sling Blade," "The
Stars Fell on Henrietta," "Rambling Rose," "Days
of Thunder," "Colors," "The Natural,"
"True Confessions," "Network," "The Conversation,"
"The Godfather Part II," "M*A*S*H," "THX
1138" and "To Kill a Mockingbird."
He earned an Emmy nomination for the television mini-series "Lonesome
Dove" and a Golden Globe for the title role in HBO's "Stalin."
Mr. Duvall's primary residence is a horse farm near Leesburg,
Virginia, and in addition to being considered an excellent horseman,
he is a serious contender on the tennis court. An ardent dancer,
Mr. Duvall frequents the tango clubs of Buenos Aires.
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