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ROBERT DUVALL (Buck Weston) is, quite simply, one of the most respected, acclaimed and prolific actors of his generation. With over 80 feature credits in a movie career that has spanned five decades, Duvall made his film debut as the mysterious, misunderstood Boo Radley in the now-classic To Kill a Mockingbird and has worked continually ever since.

Duvall has been honored with six Academy Award® nominations for his memorable, enduring portrayals in The Godfather (as Corleone family advisor Tom Hagen); Apocalypse Now (Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore); The Great Santini (macho Marine pilot Bull Meechum); The Apostle (which he wrote, produced, directed and starred in as southern Pentecostal preacher Sonny Dewey); and A Civil Action (as shrewd lawyer Jerome Facher). He won the Best Actor Oscar® in 1983 for his poignant performance as born-again country music star Mac Sledge in Tender Mercies; Duvall performed all of his own songs in the film, some of which he wrote as well.

He began his acting career on the New York stage in such plays as Tennessee Williams' Camino Real and Horton Foote's The Midnight Caller. Several years later, he won an Obie Award for his performance in a revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge and also co-starred in the Broadway hit Wait Until Dark.

Throughout the 1960s, Duvall also began to work in film and television, appearing on such series as Naked City, Route 66, The Defenders, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and The F.B.I.; and in movies like Captain Newman, M.D.; The Chase; The Detective; Bullitt; True Grit; and The Rain People.

By 1970, the actor's film career moved into high gear after co-starring in the hugely successful M*A*S*H, with roles in THX 1138, The Godfather, Tomorrow, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, Joe Kidd, Badge 373, The Conversation, The Godfather: Part II and The Killer Elite. He also directed the 1975 documentary We're Not the Jet Set. Later in the ‘70s, Duvall gained major attention for his standout performances in The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Network, Apocalypse Now and The Great Santini, as well as for playing General Dwight D. Eisenhower in the TV miniseries Ike.

Film credits through the 1980s include True Confessions, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Tender Mercies, The Natural, The Stone Boy, The Lightship, Belizaire the Cajun and Colors. Duvall also wrote, directed and produced the feature Angelo My Love,a portrait of New York's mysterious Gypsy community. In addition, he was Emmynominated for his role as Gus in the highly-honored TV miniseries Lonesome Dove.

Duvall acted in a string of notable films in the 1990s such as Days of Thunder, Rambling Rose, Falling Down, Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, The Paper, Something to Talk About, The Stars Fell on Henrietta, A Family Thing (co-produced by his Butchers Run Films), Phenomenon, Sling Blade, The Apostle (winner of three Independent Spirit Awards), The Gingerbread Man, Deep Impact and A Civil Action. He also played the title role in the HBO movie Stalin and executive-produced and starred in the acclaimed TNT Original film The Man Who Captured Eichmann.

More recently, the actor has appeared in the features Gone in Sixty Seconds, A Shot at Glory (also produced), The Sixth Day, John Q, Gods and Generals, Open Range and Secondhand Lions. Duvall also wrote, produced, directed and starred in the exotic drama Assassination Tango, which was released in 2003 by United Artists.

Duvall will next be seen in the satirical comedy Thank You For Smoking, as well as in the upcoming gambling drama Lucky You, directed by Curtis Hanson.


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