Robert Duvall young
January 5, 1931
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
70 kg | 154 lb
9.5 US | 42 EU
Robert Duvall was born in San Diego, California, United States, on January 5, 1931, is an American actor. Young Robert Duvall began his acting career on stage, with the Gateway Playhouse, an Equity summer theatre in New York. He made his stage debut in a play Laughter In The Stars (1952) in role as Pilot. He made his Broadway debut in a play Wait Until Dark (1966) in role as Harry Roat, Jr, at Ethel Barrymore Theatre. He made his television debut in drama series Armstrong Circle Theatre in episode The Jailbreak (1959). He made his big screen debut in drama mystery film To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) in role as Arthur "Boo" Radley. Robert's breakthrough performance came as Tom Hagen in crime film The Godfather (1972) for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He played the same character in sequel The Godfather Part II (1974).
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Mac Sledge in drama film Tender Mercies (1983).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
The Great Santini (1979) drama in role as Lt. Col. Wilbur "Bull" Meechum
The Apostle (1997) drama in role as Euliss F. "Sonny" Dewey
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in films:
Apocalypse Now (1979) epic war in role as Lieutenant Colonel William "Bill" Kilgore
A Civil Action (1998) legal drama in role as Jerry Facher
The Judge (2014) legal drama in role as Judge Joseph Palmer
He received the National Medal of Arts (2005).
Network (1976) drama satire opposite Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch and William Holden
MASH (1970) black comedy war directed by Robert Altman
The Natural (1984) drama sport with Robert Redford, Kim Basinger and Glenn Close
True Grit (1969) western opposite John Wayne, Kim Darby and Dennis Hopper
Falling Down (1993) thriller with Michael Douglas and Barbara Hershey
THX 1138 (1971) science fiction directed by George Lucas
Lonesome Dove (1989) epic Western opposite Diane Lane and Tommy Lee Jones
The Road (2009) post apocalyptic with Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron
Open Range (2003) western opposite Kevin Costner and Annette Bening
Crazy Heart (2009) drama with Jeff Bridges, Colin Farrell and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Colors (1988) action crime opposite Sean Penn and Don Cheadle
Newsies (1992) musical comedy drama with Christian Bale and Bill Pullman
The Eagle Has Landed (1976) thriller opposite Donald Sutherland and Michael Caine
Days of Thunder (1990) drama sport with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
We Own the Night (2007) crime drama opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg and Eva Mendes
Widows (2018) heist directed by Steve McQueen
Jack Reacher (2012) action thriller with Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike
Deep Impact (1998) science fiction disaster opposite Elijah Wood and Morgan Freeman
Wild Horses (2015) Western crime with James Franco and Josh Hartnett
He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.
Served in the United States Army (1953-1954).
Good friends with actors Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman.
He is an avid Tango dancer.
Huge soccer fan.
He has been married four times to Barbara Benjamin (1964-1975), Gail Youngs (1982-1986), Sharon Brophy (1991-1995) and he married Luciana Pedraza in 2005.
He speak Spanish fluently.
Lives in The Plains, Virginia, U.S.
I always considered myself as a character actor. I always try to be versatile to show different sides of human experience.
Being a star is an agent's dream, not an actor's.
A young actor once asked me, What do you do between jobs? I said, Hobbies, hobbies, and more hobbies.
But for me, the challenge is how you turn a character into behavior. Once the director says 'action', you just try to live between those two worlds.
Spending two years on my uncle's ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.
I can't live without a woman. I have to have a woman, have to have a wife.
I'm not perceived as a traditional leading man, but I never aimed at that sort of thing either. I never straightened my front teeth, or whatever. I wan't cut out for that. Even if I did a 'big' movie, I'd still want to make it a real character.
I can always grow a little bit, and try to do something different. So I'm always looking for what's out there - the potential.
If you don't daydream and kind of plan things out in your imagination, you never get there. So you have to start someplace.