|Robert Duvall Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9½ in|
|Date of Birth||January 5, 1931|
Robert Duvall is a BAFTA, and an Emmy Award-winning actor, director, and producer. He is known for his roles in To Kill a Mockingbird, Bullitt, True Grit, THX 1138, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now, The Natural, Colors, Days of Thunder, Sling Blade, Phenomenon, Deep Impact, Gone in 60 Seconds, We Own the Night, Four Christmases, Crazy Heart, Get Low, and Jack Reacher. He has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Drama from the Principia College in Elsah, Illinois.
Robert Selden Duvall
San Diego, California, United States
- The Plains, Virginia, United States
Robert Duvall studied at the Severn School in Severna Park, Maryland, and The Principia in St. Louis, Missouri. Later, he attended the Principia College in Elsah, Illinois and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Drama in 1953. In 1998, he was awarded the honorary degree (Doctor of Arts) from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia.
Actor, Director, Producer
- Father – William Howard Duvall (Navy Admiral)
- Mother – Mildred Virginia (Amateur Actress)
- Siblings – John Duvall (Younger Brother) (Lawyer), William Duvall (Older Brother) (Music Teacher)
- Others – Abraham Lincoln Duvall (Paternal Grandfather), Andrew Jackson DuVall (Paternal Great Grandfather), Sarah F. Bohannon (Paternal Great Grandmother), Laura Virginia Rhine/Rhines (Paternal Grandmother), William Henry Rhine (Paternal Great Grandfather), Alice Marie Wine (Paternal Great Grandmother), Felix Stanley Hart (Maternal Grandfather), Robert Johns Hart (Maternal Great Grandfather), Martha Elizabeth Stanley (Maternal Great Grandmother), Sarah Elizabeth Graham (Maternal Grandmother), Malcolm Graham (Maternal Great Grandfather), Marianna C. Drummond (Maternal Great Grandmother), John Savage (Former Brother-In-Law), Jim Youngs (Former Brother-In-Law)
Robert Duvall is managed by –
- Rob Carliner, Manager, West Hollywood, California, United States
- United Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States
5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm
88 kg or 194 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Robert Duvall has dated –
- Betty Kelly – Robert had a brief encounter with singer Betty Kelly in the past.
- Barbara Benjamin (1962-1975) – In 1962, Robert started dating Barbara Benjamin. Two years later, the couple tied the knot on December 31, 1964. However, after 10 years of marriage, they settled for divorced in 1975.
- Gail Youngs (1981-1986) – In January 1981, Robert started dating actress Gail Youngs. After dating for a year, the two tied the knot on August 1, 1982. However, 4 years later, they separated in 1986.
- Ellen Barkin (1982) – In 1982, Robert had a brief encounter with actress Ellen Barkin.
- Sharon Brophy (1989-1996) – In July 1989, Robert began a relationship with choreographer Sharon Brophy. After dating for a year, the two got married on May 1, 1991. But, things did not work out between them, and they divorced in 1996.
- Luciana Pedraza (1997-Present) – In 1997, Robert started a relationship with Argentinean director Luciana Pedraza. After being in a relationship for 7 years, they settled down for marriage on October 6, 2004.
Race / Ethnicity
He is mostly of English descent and has some amounts of Belgian, French Huguenot, German, Scottish, Swiss-German, and Welsh ancestry.
Salt and pepper
- Balding forehead
- High cheekbone
- Deep set eyes
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Best Known For
His numerous roles in films including To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) as Arthur “Boo” Radley, True Grit (1969) as Ned Pepper, THX 1138 (1971) as THX 1138, The Godfather (1972) as Tom Hagen, The Godfather Part II (1974) as Tom Hagen, Network (1976) as Frank Hackett, The Natural (1984) as Max Mercy, Rambling Rose (1991) as Daddy Hilyer, The Apostle (1997) as Euliss ‘Sonny’ Dewey — The Apostle E.F., Jack Reacher (2012) as Martin Cash, The Judge (2014) as Judge Joseph Palmer, Widows (2018) as Tom Mulligan
In 1956, he first made his theatrical film appearance in the biographical drama sports film Somebody Up There Likes Me as MP. However, his appearance is unconfirmed and uncredited.
In 1962, he made his formal theatrical film debut in the crime drama film To Kill a Mockingbird as Boo Radley.
First TV Show
In 1959, he made his first TV show appearance on the drama series Armstrong Circle Theatre at Berks.
Robert Duvall still works out a bit from time to time. He believes in staying ‘fit’ in case he lands a suitable role. He likes to go horse riding once a week. Robert is particular about what he eats and keeps a tap on his diet. He credits his wife for helping him stay in shape and the welfare of his overall health.
Robert Duvall Favorite Things
- Film – Named My Life as a Dog (1985)
- City – Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Role To Play – Augustus McCrae in Lonesome Dove (1989)
Source – IMDb, AmericanCowboy.com
Robert Duvall Facts
- He was a member of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and mentored under Sanford Meisner for 2 years along with Dustin Hoffman, James Caan, and Gene Hackman who were his classmates.
- After graduation in 1953, he joined the United States Army and served for almost 2 years earning the rank of Private First Class and received the National Defense Service Medal for his service.
- In April 2002, during a rehearsal for the film Open Range (2003), he fell off a horse and fractured several ribs.
- On September 18, 2003, he was presented with the Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
- During his struggling days as an actor, he was roommates with fellow aspiring actors Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman in New York.
- While with Dustin, Robert shared skills in charming women; but with Gene, they were popular for their short tempers and bar fights.
- He can speak Spanish fluently.
- His estate in rural Virginia was a part of the Civil War battlefield and some shells and other artifacts relating to war was recovered from his property.
- Parts of the scenes from the film Gods and Generals (2003) were filmed on his land in Virginia.
- He enjoys Tango dancing.
- During his struggling days as an actor, he worked as a clerk at the post office but soon quit as he could not fancy the idea of working there for the next 20 years.
- In 2006, Premiere magazine ranked him #14 for his performance as Mac Sledge in Tender Mercies (1983) on their list of “100 Greatest Performances of All Time”.
- In 2005, he was presented with the National Medal of Arts award.
- Premiere magazine ranked his performance as Lt. Colonel Bill Kilgore in Apocalypse Now (1979) as #59 on their list of “100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time”.
- He is a devoted supporter of the Republican Party.
- In 2001, Robert attended the inauguration ceremony of George W. Bush as President after receiving a personal invitation.
- He is an avid fan of the Argentinean national soccer team.
- As he owns a home in Argentina, he travels there at least 5 times a year.
- After the film The Apostle (1997) was rejected by several studios, he self-financed it lending out $5 million.
- On June 11, 2006, he watched the screening of Broken Trail (2006) with President George W. Bush at the White House.
- His brothers William and John appeared as singers in Robert’s film Angelo My Love (1983).
- Even though he was only 23 years younger than Laurence Olivier in real life, Robert was cast as his grandson in The Betsy (1978).
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