Robert Duvall young
January 5, 1931
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
70 kg | 154 lb
9.5 US | 42 EU
Robert Selden Duvall was born in San Diego, California, United States, on January 5, 1931, is an American actor.
Young Robert Duvall began his professional 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 landed his Broadway debut in a play "Wait Until Dark" (1966) in role as Harry Roat, Jr., at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
He got his television debut in NBC anthology drama series Armstrong Circle Theatre (1959) in episode "The Jailbreak", in role as Berks.
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 drama crime movie The Godfather (1972) for which he was nominated for the Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.
12 Mighty Orphans (2020) history sport in role as Mason Hawk, opposite Vinessa Shaw and Carlson Young
Widows (2018) heist in role as Tom Mulligan, directed by Steve McQueen
He played Tom Hagen in drama crime films:
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
He was nominated for the Academy Awards 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 Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in films:
Apocalypse Now (1979) epic war in role as Lieutenant Colonel William "Bill" Kilgore, for which he won the BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
A Civil Action (1998) legal drama in role as Jerry Facher, for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
The Judge (2014) legal drama in role as Judge Joseph Palmer
He won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Mac Sledge in drama film Tender Mercies (1983).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Frank Hackett in satirical drama film Network (1976).
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
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
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
In Dubious Battle (2016) drama directed by James Franco
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for his roles in:
Lonesome Dove (1989) epic Western adventure television miniseries in role as Augustus "Gus" McCrae
Stalin (1992) HBO television film in role as Joseph Stalin
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance as Adolf Eichmann / Ricardo Klement in television film The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996).
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Prentice "Prent" Ritter in Western television film Broken Trail (2006), also he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series as a executive producer.
The Defenders (1961–1965) CBS courtroom drama series in roles as Bill Andrews / Luke Jackson / Al Rogart
Route 66 (1961) CBS drama series in roles as Lee Winters / Arnie / Roman
Naked City (1961-1962) ABC police drama series in roles as Barney Sonners / Johnny Meigs / L. Francis 'Frank' Childe / Lewis Nunda
The Fugitive (1963-1965) ABC drama series in role as Eric Christian / Leslie Sessions
The Outer Limits (1964) ABC series in role as Adam Ballard / Louis Mace
The F.B.I. (1965-1969) ABC police television series in role as Johnny Albin
T.H.E. Cat (1966-1967) NBC action drama series in role as Laurent / Scorpio
He played Dwight D. Eisenhower in miniseries Ike (1979) and in television film Ike: The War Years (1980).
He portrayed General Petrov in HBO biopic film Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012).
Attended Severn School in Severna Park, Maryland and The Principia in St. Louis, Missouri.
Graduated from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois (1953), with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama.
Studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.
Has English, German, Swiss-German, French, Welsh and Scottish ancestry.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard 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 received the National Medal of Arts in 2005.
Speak Spanish fluently.
Founded the Robert Duvall Children's Fund in 2001.
Lives in The Plains, Virginia, U.S.
He was married to:
Barbara Benjamin (1964-1975)
Gail Youngs (1982-1986)
Sharon Brophy (1991-1995)
He married Luciana Pedraza in 2005.
He dated Ellen Barkin (1981-1982).
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.