ROBERT DUVALL (Joseph Palmer), a leading man since the 1960s, has specialized in
taciturn cowboys, fierce leaders and driven characters of all types. Respected
by his peers and adored by audiences worldwide, he has earned numerous Oscar
nominations for his performances in "The Godfather," "Apocalypse Now," "The
Great Santini" and "The Apostle." Duvall won the Academy Award and a Golden
Globe as Best Actor for his role in "Tender Mercies." In addition, he has
received Golden Globe Awards for his performances in the title role of HBO's
"Stalin" as well as for his memorable turns as Lt. Col. Kilgore in "Apocalypse
Now" and the grizzled Texas Ranger Gus McCrae in "Lonesome Dove."
Duvall was also honored with an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his
iconic portrayal of Prentice Ritter in AMC's "Broken Trail."
Duvall made his big screen debut in 1962, as the creepy Boo Radley in "To Kill a
Mockingbird." He has gone on to star in such films as "Bullitt," "True Grit,"
"M*A*S*H," "The Conversation," "Network," "The Natural," "Colors," "Days Of
Thunder," "A Handmaid's Tale," "Rambling Rose," "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway,"
"Phenomenon," "A Civil Action," "Open Range," "Thank You For Smoking," "The
Road," "Get Low" and "Crazy Heart," among many
others. As a director and producer, Duvall got behind the camera for his
labor-of-love project "The Apostle," in which he also starred. The film went on
to earn many accolades, including being named on over 75 film critics' "Top 10
Films for 1997" lists, including The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He
also wrote, produced and starred in "Assassination Tango." Duvall was most
recently seen in the ensemble drama "Jayne Mansfield's Car"; as Cash in "Jack
Reacher"; Johnny Crawford in "Seven Days in Utopia"; and Red Bovie in "A Night
in Old Mexico." He is currently at work directing his second feature film.