Jason Robards, Best Supporting Actor 1976 & 77: MovieMonday.com

1976: ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN

(Drama - PG)

Jason Robards received his first Supporting Oscar for playing the editor of theWashington Post who gave the approval to reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward in their Watergate coverup investigation.

 

1977: JULIA

(Drama - PG)

Jason Robards won his second Supporting Oscar for portraying the author Dashiell Hammett, who helps Miss Hellman become a noted playwright.


Jason Robards (1922 - 12/26/00)

Is the son of actor Jason Robards Sr. After serving in World War II and being awarded the Navy Cross, Jason Robards studied acting at American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Jason Robards' big break though, did not occur until 1956, when he wowed critics and audiences alike with his preformance as Hickey in the Broadway production of "The Iceman Cometh." The next year the New York Drama Critics Award for his turn in "Long Day's Journey Into Night". Then in 1959 he won the Tony award for his work in "The Disenchanted"

Jason Robards made his film debut in The Journey (1959), but did not appear agian in films until 1961. He won back to back Oscars for supporting actors and was nominated for a third for his the movie Melvin and Howard (80), in which he played Howard Hughes. OTher career highlights include a rare starring role for him as an alcoholic uncle in A Thousand Clowns (1965), a general in Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), and as Steve Martin's father in Parenthood (1989).

Married four times, Jason Robards is the father of several children,some of which who have also persued acting. His third wife was actress Lauren Becall, to whom he was married to for eight years. In 1972 he had a near fatal car accident, a result of his then drinking habits,when he crashed his car into the side of a hill. He recovered after many extensive surgeries. Jason Robards died of lung cancer in 2000.

His other films include:

TENDER IS THE NIGHT
A THOUSAND CLOWNS
DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE
TORA! TORA! TORA!
JULIUS CAESAR
COMES A HORSEMAN
RAISE THE TITANIC
MAX DUGAN RETURNS
THE GOOD MOTHER
PARENTHOOD
QUICK CHANGE
PURE LUCK
BLACK RAINBOW
STORYVILLE
PHILADELPHIA
THE PAPER
LITTLE BIG LEAGUE
CRIMSON TIDE
A THOUSAND ACRES
HEARTWOOD
THE REAL MACAW
BELOVED
ENEMY OF THE STATE
MAGNOLIA

His television credits include:

THE ICEMAN COMETH
ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS
A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
WASHINGTON: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
FDR: THE LAST YEAR
THE DAY AFTER
SAKHAROV
THE ATLANTA CHILD MURDERS (TV Mini-Series)
THE LONG, HOT SUMMER
THE LAST FRONTIER
LAGUNA HEAT
INHERIT THE WIND
THE CIVIL WAR (TV Mini-Series)
THE PERFECT TRIBUTE 
MARK TWAIN AND ME
THE ENEMY WITHIN
THE WEST (TV Mini-Series)
THE IRISH IN AMERICA: LONG JOURNEY HOME
GOING HOME

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