Basic Information About Robert Duvall
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Very mannered style of delivery|
Often plays characters who have suffered some trauma in their life
Often plays tough, macho characters.
Quiet but expressive voice, though often having one or two bombastic scenes.
|Spouse||Luciana Pedraza - (6 October 2004 - present)|
1 May - Sharon Brophy ( 1991 - 1996) (divorced)
Gail Youngs - (22 August 1982 - 1986) (divorced)
31 December - Barbara Benjamin ( 1964 - 1975) (divorced)
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What Movie Awards did Robert Duvall win?
Robert Duvall awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|NYFCC Award - Best Supporting Actor||Winner||The Godfather||1973|
|Bronze Wrangler - Theatrical Motion Picture||Winner||Open Range||2004|
|Gold Derby Award - Ensemble Cast||Nominee||Widows||2019|
|Marquee - Best Supporting Actor||Winner||Apocalypse Now||1980|
|Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Actor - Sci-Fi||Nominee||Deep Impact||1999|
|Oscar - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominee||The Judge||2015|
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominee||The Judge||2015|
|Movies for Grownups Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||The Judge||2015|
|Critics Choice Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||The Judge||2015|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||Nominee||The Judge||2015|
|Hollywood Film Award - Supporting Actor of the Year||Winner||The Judge||2014|
|Icon Award -||Winner||The Judge||2015|
|Satellite Award - Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominee||The Judge||2015|
|SLFCA Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||The Road||2009|
|Bronze Wrangler - Theatrical Motion Picture||Winner||Geronimo: An American Legend||1994|
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role||Nominee||Get Low||2011|
|Critics Choice Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Get Low||2011|
|DFWFCA Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Get Low||2010|
|Sierra Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Get Low||2010|
|PFCS Award - Best Actor in a Leading Role||Nominee||Get Low||2010|
|Satellite Award - Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama||Nominee||Get Low||2010|
|WAFCA Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Get Low||2010|
|Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading Role||Winner||Tender Mercies||1984|
|David - Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)||Nominee||Tender Mercies||1984|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Winner||Tender Mercies||1984|
|LAFCA Award - Best Actor||Winner||Tender Mercies||1983|
|NSFC Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Tender Mercies||1984|
|NYFCC Award - Best Actor||Winner||Tender Mercies||1983|
|Oscar - Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominee||A Civil Action||1999|
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role||Winner||A Civil Action||1999|
|CFCA Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||A Civil Action||1999|
|FFCC Award - Best Supporting Actor||Winner||A Civil Action||1999|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||Nominee||A Civil Action||1999|
|Golden Satellite Award - Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Drama||Nominee||A Civil Action||1999|
|NYFCC Award - Best Actor||Nominee||True Confessions||1981|
|Golden Phoenix - Best Actor||Winner||True Confessions||1981|
|Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading Role||Nominee||The Apostle||1998|
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role||Nominee||The Apostle||1998|
|Un Certain Regard Award -||Nominee||The Apostle||1998|
|CFCA Award - Best Actor||Winner||The Apostle||1998|
|FFCC Award - Best Actor||Winner||The Apostle||1998|
|Sierra Award - Best Actor||Winner||The Apostle||1998|
|LAFCA Award - Best Actor||Winner||The Apostle||1997|
|Grace Award - Most Inspiring Performance in Movies||Winner||The Apostle||1998|
|NSFC Award - Best Actor||Winner||The Apostle||1998|
|NYFCC Award - Best Actor||Nominee||The Apostle||1997|
|Golden Satellite Award - Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama||Winner||The Apostle||1998|
|Critics Award - Best Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro)||Winner||The Apostle||1999|
|STFC Award - Best Actor||Winner||The Apostle||1997|
|TFCA Award - Best Performance, Male||Nominee||The Apostle||1998|
Robert Duvall roles
Robert Duvall's Movie/Shows Salary
|Movie / Series||Salary|
|The Chase (1966)||$30,000|
|The Godfather (1972)||$36,000|
Robert Duvall's Quotes
- [on the reason he did not appear in The Godfather Part III (1990)] If they paid Pacino twice what they paid me, that's fine, but not three or four times, which is what they did. (Francis Ford Coppola) came to my farm, parked his car... went in the kitchen. (I) said: "I know you always wanted the crab cake recipe, let me cook it for you." Oh, he loves to eat, so I cooked the crab cake... and he wrote it down... and he forgot it, so he called twice. He was... more concerned that he forgot the crab cake recipe than would I be in Godfather III. [January 8, 2004]
- [on Hollywood political activists] They should keep their mouths shut.
- Being a star is an agent's dream, not an actor's.
- [on James Dean] I don't think he was that great. He was good, but there was Brando, and there was founding member Steven Hill in the Actors Studio, those were the two guys. James Dean came in third. Dean was talented, obviously. But he died at a good time.
- One guy asked me, "How can you be an actor and be a Republican?". I can vote either way. But how can you boil it down to political affiliation? All the atrocities against blacks in the South were committed by Democratic sheriffs.
Robert Duvall: Celebrated American Actor and Director
Robert Selden Duvall, also known as Robert Duvall, is an American actor, producer, and director born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, California. With a successful career spanning over several decades, he has etched his name in Hollywood as one of the most celebrated actors giving many rivetting performances that earned him numerous awards, recognition and commercial success.
Net Worth Details of Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall’s net worth is a staggering $70 million. He is one of the finest actors in American history, known for his memorable performances in the two versions of ‘The Godfather’ movie franchise. Besides, he has been nominated for seven Academy Awards and has won one. Besides, he won four Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, an Emmy, and a Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG).
Early Life and Education of Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall’s father was a U.S. Navy admiral, where he spent his formative years primarily in Annapolis, Maryland – home to the United States Naval Academy. Robert has a Bachelor of Arts in Drama attained in 1953 from Principia College located in Elsah, Illinois after serving as private first class in the United States Army between 1953 and1954.
He joined the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre while in New York City under late Sanford Meisner, where he learned acting skills through the ‘Meisner technique.’ Meanwhile, Robert kicked off his professional acting career at Gateway Playhouse theatre based in Bellport, Long Island in the summer of 1957.
Career Beginnings of Robert Duvall
Duvall’s introduction to Off-Broadway took place in 1958 after getting a role playing Frank Gardner in George Bernard Shaw’s “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” at Manhattan’s Gate Theater. He made his first TV appearance in 1959 on Armstrong Circle Theater episodic segment “The Jailbreak.” TV guest roles as a crime drama specialist would consume the bulk of his time throughout much of the sixties.
Success and Achievements of Robert Duvall
Robert’s Film debut was in “To Kill a Mockingbird (1962),” where he played ‘Boo Radley.’ His career breakthrough came in the 70s, where he played the role of ‘Tom Hagen’ in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). For these two films, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1973 and 1975 respectively, with him winning one in 1984 for Tender Mercies.
In 1979, Robert again secured another Oscar-nomination after brilliantly executing the role of ‘Lt. Colonel Kilgore’ in Part-I Apocalypse Now, the 1979 movie he appeared alongside Marlon Brando. Following that achievement, his professional ratings in the industry soared higher with every role.
Throughout the decades that followed, Robert won more accolades, acclaim, and much commercial success. In the 80s Robert appeared and shone in high profile movie titles, including roles like Frank Hackett as portrayed in “Network.” Not to mention that, by sheer providence of destiny, he was born to bring such iconic characters to life on silver screens.
Robert showed his range as an actor when he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor (1983), with Oscar nods for Best Actor in 1979’s “The Great Santini” as Marine Lt. Col. ‘Bull’ Meechum. It was, however, “Lonesome Dove (1989 TV Mini-Series),” which saw Duvall claim a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination while playing the high-profile role of Captain Augustus McCrae.
Other recognizable portrayals by Duvall in the 90s include the Joseph Stalin character that saw him clinch a Golden Globe Award. In 1992, Robert founded his own production company, Butcher’s Run Films, with which he has produced some of his work in recent times.
Personal Life of Robert Duvall
Duvall experienced four marriages but none resulting in children. His first marriage was from 1964 to 1975, to retired dancer Barbara Benjamin, she was well known as an actress-dancer on ‘The Jackie Gleason Show.’ Gail Youngs, producer and actress, was married to him for four years between 1982 and 1986. His third spouse was a dancer named Sharon Brophy between 1991 and 1995.
Finally, Robert married Lucanna ‘Lucy’ Ponzetto in 2005, but the couple has no children.
Robert Duvall’s contributed so much to the entertainment industry and demonstrated that by his unique roles in films or TV shows such as “The Godfather,” “Lonesome Dove,” “To Kill a Mockingbird.” His ability to immerse himself fully in portrayals while emphasizing relatable human experiences is exemplary. Robert Duvall has been one of the finest actors in American history.
Interesting Facts about Robert Duvall
- Resided with Luciana Pedraza for seven years before marrying her on October 6, 2004. She is 41 years younger than him.
- Studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York.then appeared in 'A View From the Bridge' and 'Tomorrow' at St Marks Playhouse.
- Fractured several ribs after falling off a horse while rehearsing for a role in Open Range (2003). [April 2002]
- Served in the United States Army (serial #52-346-646) from August 19, 1953 to August 20, 1954, achieving rank of Private First Class and awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
- He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 18, 2003.
- Was roommates and good friends with Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman while all were struggling stage actors in New York before any of them succeeded. Among the three, Hoffman and Duvall were known for their ways with the women, and Duvall and Hackman were known for their short fuses, which led to numerous bar fights. The three often bonded over elaborate practical jokes.
- Speaks Spanish fluently.
- Owns a large estate in rural Virginia, where some skirmishes of the Civil War were fought (he has found shells and other artifacts on the property). Some scenes in Gods and Generals (2003) were filmed on his land.
- His favorite city is Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is an avid Tango dancer.
- Was director Robert Altman's first choice for a country singer in Nashville (1975), but he used Henry Gibson instead when Duvall could not do this because of the scheduling.
- While a struggling actor, he worked at a post office as a clerk but quit after six months. He says he did not want to be there 20 years later, still working in a post office.
- Has played ancestor Robert E. Lee in Gods and Generals (2003), when Martin Sheen was unable to reprise the role (due to his commitment to The West Wing (1999)).
- In Gods and Generals (2003), played ancestor Robert E. Lee. The role was originally played by Martin Sheen in Gettysburg (1993). Duvall and Sheen starred together in the popular Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now (1979).
- Has appeared in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and Tender Mercies (1983), both of which were written for the screen by Horton Foote, and both of which earned him an Oscar for "Best Screenplay".
- Has English, with smaller amounts of German, Swiss-German, French, Welsh and Scottish, ancestry. His French Hugenot ancestors immigrated to the United States in the 1700s.
- His performance as Mac Sledge in Tender Mercies (1983) is ranked #14 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
- He publicly criticized director Steven Spielberg for flying to Cuba in October 2002, and vowed never to work for Dreamworks studio again.
- He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2005.
- His performance as Lt. Colonel Bill Kilgore in Apocalypse Now (1979) is ranked #59 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
- A staunch, lifelong supporter of the Republican party, Duvall was personally invited to George W. Bush's inauguration as President in 2001. Duvall attended the ceremony.