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Robert Duvall in NETWORK.
ROBERT DUVALL:
Robert Duvall, though thin and baldish, has been delivering fascinating character portraits since his debut in 1962 in "To "Kill A Mockingbird." He first gained great fame as the family lawyer in 'The Godfather." He received a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in "Tender Mercies." He received another Oscar nomination for his portrait of a fiery minister in "The Apostle," a film he directed and financed. Off screen he loves to dance, particularly the tango. 
Great Robert Duvall moments in M.A.S.H.
Robert Duvall in APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
Robert Duvall

Duvall's film debut as the retarded Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

Duvall's solid, assured performance in The Rain People (1969) marked the beginning of a relationship with director Francis Ford Coppola, for whom he played cool Mafia mouthpiece Tom Hagen in both The Godfather (1972, earning an Oscar nomination) and The Godfather, Part II (1974), and a crazed colonel in Apocalypse Now (1979, getting another Oscar nomination).

Many critics felt that Duvall's finest part was that of a washed-up country singer in Tender Mercies (1983, for which he wrote and performed his own songs); members of the Motion Picture Academy agreed, and finally voted him a Best Actor Oscar for his performance.

His other notable credits include...

Stalin (1992) (TV) .... Josef Stalin

The Handmaid's Tale (1990) .... Commander

Colors (1988) .... as a streetwise L.A. cop

The Natural (1984)

The Great Santini (1979) ... the Father (which got him a Best Actor Oscar nomination).

Ike (1979) (mini) .... General Dwight D. Eisenhower

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) .... Dr. John H. Watson/Narrator

Network (1976) ....TV executive

Joe Kidd (1972) .... Frank Harlan

THX 1138 (1971) .... THX 1138

MASH (1970) .... Frank Burns

True Grit (1969) .... 'Lucky' Ned Pepper

Bullitt (1968) .... Weissberg (Sunshine Cab driver)

His television credits include: The Outer Limits, Wild Wild West, and Combat.

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