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Actor Robert Duvall to host Romney fundraiser
The Hill ^ | 07/25/12 | Justin Sink

Posted on 07/25/2012 10:39:03 AM PDT by kingattax

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To: Cyman
I agree but you left out Duvall’s epic portrayal of Augustus Macrae in Lonesome Dove

Dittos

51 posted on 07/25/2012 12:24:54 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (You didn't build that. We built that ... city on rock and roll.)
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To: theDentist
Here on Maui many years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Robert Duval. He talked to me for about a half hour while waiting for a sight seeing helicopter to come and pick he and his wife up for a tour. All that time I never let on that I knew who he was and he asked me a lot of questions about Maui and how I liked living here and what brought me here to start with. Just as his ride was landing I said, Mr. Duval, I'm rooting for you to win the Academy Award for Tender Mercies. That was the first that he realized that I knew who he was. About a month later he did win the award for best actor. He was a very humble and gracious man and I will never forget that meeting with him.
52 posted on 07/25/2012 12:25:04 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: kingattax
Heck with The Godfather, his best role was in Lovesome Dove.

I would not be surprised if Ricky Schroder gets behine Romey too.

53 posted on 07/25/2012 12:32:00 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: SumProVita

Lonesome Dove was on Hallmark HD recently..I loved watching it again on a much bigger screen.
I LOVE Robert Duvall


54 posted on 07/25/2012 12:33:43 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

A newer but still good one with him is

7 days in Utopia...


55 posted on 07/25/2012 12:35:19 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: DemforBush

Secondhand Lions is wonderful..great fun..and tender, too..


56 posted on 07/25/2012 12:37:03 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: DemforBush

The Apostle was one of Duvall’s best, an outstanding performance. Other favorites of mine are Broken Trail and Open Range (great westerns) and Assassination Tango.


57 posted on 07/25/2012 12:37:31 PM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est)
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To: Freddd

I am making a list..Thanks!


58 posted on 07/25/2012 12:41:38 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: re_nortex
...and he's a relative of Robert E. Lee!

Whom he played in "Gods and Generals", the sequel to "Gettysburg." His portrayal of Lee was as an intelligent warm and caring man, able to make tough decisions, and aware of the human cost of war. He made you understand why Lee's troops loved him. Compare his performance to Martin Sheen's sullen, brooding caricature, with a bad accent, in Gettysburg.

59 posted on 07/25/2012 12:46:31 PM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est)
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To: kingattax

Duvall bump!


60 posted on 07/25/2012 1:12:14 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kingattax

A Hollywood type raises money for a socialist.

Dog bites man story.


61 posted on 07/25/2012 1:15:21 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Those who support the lesser of two evils have already succumbed to the greater evil.)
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To: kingattax

http://www.themonitor.com/news/actor-62516-robert-duvall.html

Actor Robert Duvall shooting film in Brownsville Texas

Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall was filming in the Camille Playhouse on Tuesday, the theater’s Executive Artistic Director Eric Vera confirmed.

Production on a film titled A Night in Old Mexico will take place in Brownsville through August. Auditions for extras were held July 15 and 16, with principal photography beginning on July 17, according to a casting call notice. About 1,200 paid extras along with actors for 11 speaking roles were sought. More than 100 people showed up to audition in just under an hour at the Camille Playhouse.

Variety entertainment news reported that Duvall, 81, will star in the movie with Jeremy Irvine, 22, a young actor noted for his leading performance in the 2011 release War Horse.

Variety wrote that A Night in Old Mexico will combine action, tragedy and romance as it follows the developing relationship between a man, Duvall, and his grandson, played by Irvine.

The Brownsville Herald reported earlier that Emilio Aragon, president of laSexta TV network in Spain, is the director and Bill Wittliff the writer of the film. Wittliff was a writer and executive producer for the 1989 TV mini-series Lonesome Dove, which starred Duvall.

Duvall is Titus “Red” Bovie – a Texan who becomes “lost” once he learns his ranchland will be foreclosed on. That day his grandson shows up and the two end up in a Mexican brothel. Eventually, the duo must escape Mexican drug runners because of their “bag of ill-gotten gains” taken from the criminals. In the process, the grandfather and grandson learn how to be a family, according to the film summary.


62 posted on 07/25/2012 1:23:14 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kingattax

Duvall in one of my all time favorites, and I think one of the finest actors today.
One of my favorite Duvall movies is ‘Tender Mercies’, 1983.

t


63 posted on 07/25/2012 1:46:48 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Cyman

You know, it shames me to say this, but I’ve never seen Lonesome Dove. I keep meaning to get around to it, but I haven’t gotten there yet.


64 posted on 07/25/2012 1:55:02 PM PDT by DemforBush (Ever notice we never see Mayor Bloomberg and Louis XIV at the same time?)
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To: History Repeats

“You talkin’ to me”? :-)! LMAO!

LLS


65 posted on 07/25/2012 2:00:52 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: History Repeats

“You talkin’ to me”? :-)! LMAO!

LLS


66 posted on 07/25/2012 2:01:18 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: kingattax

The Apostle is a great Duvall film...he financed it himself...and I believe Robert Duvall is a good, godly man.
67 posted on 07/25/2012 2:04:02 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: History Repeats; LibLieSlayer
You mean Robert DeQueero? LOL


68 posted on 07/25/2012 2:06:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Gay State Conservative

best tagline EVER!!!!


69 posted on 07/25/2012 3:02:34 PM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: kingattax

Great Actor! Great American!


70 posted on 07/25/2012 3:08:21 PM PDT by Calpublican
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To: re_nortex

“...and he’s a relative of Robert E. Lee!”

He also played Lee in the 2003 movie “Gods and Generals”.

I’m sure I’m committing blasphemy to say this but Martin Sheen did a better portrayal of Lee in “Geetysburg”.


71 posted on 07/25/2012 3:16:14 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: Cyman
I agree but you left out Duvall’s epic portrayal of Augustus Macrae in Lonesome Dove.

I was scrolling down to make darn sure somebody said what you just did.

72 posted on 07/25/2012 3:27:30 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kingattax

The headline shocked me at first; for a second I thought it said “Robert De Niro” instead of Duvall.


73 posted on 07/25/2012 3:40:16 PM PDT by Random_User_250
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To: DemforBush

shucks, 2d Hand Lions is one of my favorite movies of all time.

Blessings, Bobo


74 posted on 07/25/2012 3:51:07 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: kingattax

Here’s a listing of his work. It’s long!!!

Jack Reacher (post-production)
Cash

2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV movie)
Russian General

2012 Jayne Mansfield’s Car
Jim Caldwell

2011 Seven Days in Utopia
Johnny Crawford

2009 Crazy Heart
Wayne

2009 Get Low
Felix Bush

2009 The Road
Old Man

2009 The Godfather II (Video Game)
Tom Hagen (voice)

2008 The Godfather II: Crime Rings (Video Game)
Tom Hagen (voice)

2008 Four Christmases
Howard

2007 We Own the Night
Burt Grusinsky

2007 Lucky You
L. C. Cheever

2007 The Godfather: The Don’s Edition (Video Game)
Tom Hagen (voice)

2007 The Godfather: Blackhand Edition (Video Game)
Tom Hagen (voice)

2006 The Godfather: Mob Wars (Video Game)
Tom Hagen (voice)

2006 Broken Trail (TV mini-series)
Prentice Ritter
– Part Two (2006) … Prentice Ritter
– Part One (2006) … Prentice Ritter

2006 The Godfather (Video Game)
Tom Hagen (voice) (also archive footage)

2005 Thank You for Smoking
Captain

2005 The American Experience (TV series documentary)
Narrator
– The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken (2005) … Narrator

2005 Kicking & Screaming
Buck Weston

2003 Secondhand Lions
Hub

2003 Open Range
Boss Spearman

2003 Gods and Generals
Gen. Robert E. Lee

2002 Assassination Tango
John J.

2002 John Q
Lt. Frank Grimes

2000 The 6th Day
Dr. Griffin Weir

2000 A Shot at Glory
Gordon McCloud

2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds
Otto Halliwell

1998 A Civil Action
Jerome Facher

1998 Deep Impact
Spurgeon Tanner

1998 Saturday Night Live (TV series)
Various
– Garth Brooks (1998) … Various

1998 The Gingerbread Man
Dixon Doss

1997 The Apostle
Euliss ‘Sonny’ Dewey - The Apostle E.F.

1996 The Man Who Captured Eichmann (TV movie)
Adolf Eichmann

1996 Sling Blade
Karl’s Father

1996 Phenomenon
Doc Brunder

1996 A Family Thing
Earl Pilcher Jr.

1995 The Scarlet Letter
Roger Chillingworth

1995 The Stars Fell on Henrietta
Mr. Cox

1995 Something to Talk About
Wyly King

1994 The Paper
Bernie White

1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
Walter

1993 Geronimo: An American Legend
Al Sieber

1993 Falling Down
Detective Prendergast

1992 Stalin (TV movie)
Josef Stalin

1992 The Plague
Joseph Grand

1992 Newsies
Joseph Pulitzer

1991 Convicts
Soll Gautier

1991 Rambling Rose
Daddy Hillyer

1990 Days of Thunder
Harry Hogge

1990 A Show of Force
Howard

1990 The Handmaid’s Tale
Commander

1989 Lonesome Dove (TV mini-series)
Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae
– Return (1989) … Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae
– The Plains (1989) … Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae
– On the Trail (1989) … Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae
– Leaving (1989) … Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae

1988 Colors
Officer Bob Hodges

1987 Hotel Colonial
Roberto Carrasco (Luca Venieri)

1986 Let’s Get Harry
Norman Shrike

1986 Belizaire the Cajun
The Preacher

1986 Waylon Jennings: America (video short)
Doctor

1985 The Lightship
Calvin Caspary

1984 The Natural
Max Mercy

1984 The Stone Boy
Joe Hillerman

1983 The Terry Fox Story (TV movie)
Bill Vigars

1983 Tender Mercies
Mac Sledge

1981 The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper
Gruen

1981 True Confessions
Det. Tom Spellacy

1980 Ike: The War Years (TV movie)
General Dwight D. Eisenhower

1979 The Great Santini
Lt. Col. ‘Bull’ Meechum

1979 Apocalypse Now
Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore

1979 Ike: The War Years (TV mini-series)
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Priest on Swing (uncredited)

1978 The Betsy
Loren Hardeman III

1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV mini-series)
Tom Hagen
– Episode #1.4 (1977) … Tom Hagen
– Episode #1.3 (1977) … Tom Hagen
– Episode #1.2 (1977) … Tom Hagen
– Episode #1.1 (1977) … Tom Hagen

1977 The Greatest
Bill McDonald

1976 The Eagle Has Landed
Colonel Radl

1976 Network
Frank Hackett

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

1975 The Killer Elite
George Hansen

1975 Breakout
Jay Wagner

1974 The Godfather: Part II
Tom Hagen

1974 The Conversation
The Director (uncredited)

1973 The Outfit
Macklin

1973 Badge 373
Eddie Ryan

1973 Lady Ice
Ford Pierce

1972 Joe Kidd
Frank Harlan

1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
Jesse James

1972 Tomorrow
Jackson Fentry

1972 The Godfather
Tom Hagen

1971 Lawman
Vernon Adams

1971 THX 1138
THX

1970 The Revolutionary
Despard

1970 MASH
Maj. Frank Burns

1965-1969 The F.B.I. (TV series)
Ernie Milden / Gerald Wilson / Johnny Albin / …
– Nightmare Road (1969) … Gerald Wilson
– The Harvest (1968) … Joseph Troy
– The Executioners: Part 1 (1967) … Ernie Milden
– The Scourge (1966) … Johnny Albin
– The Giant Killer (1965) … Joseph Maurice Walker

1969 The Rain People
Gordon

1969 True Grit
Ned Pepper

1969 Mod Squad (TV series)
Matt Jenkins
– Keep the Faith, Baby (1969) … Matt Jenkins

1968 Bullitt
Weissberg

1968 CBS Playhouse (TV series)
Dr. Margolin
– The People Next Door (1968) … Dr. Margolin

1968 The Detective
Nestor

1968 Judd for the Defense (TV series)
Raymond Cane
– Square House (1968) … Raymond Cane

1968 Run for Your Life (TV series)
Richard Fletcher
– The Killing Scene (1968) … Richard Fletcher

1968 Flesh and Blood (TV movie)
Howard

1967 The Wild Wild West (TV series)
Dr. Horace Humphries
– The Night of the Falcon (1967) … Dr. Horace Humphries

1967 Cimarron Strip (TV series)
Joe Wyman
– The Roarer (1967) … Joe Wyman

1967 Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI (TV movie)
Ernie Milden

1967 Countdown
Chiz

1965-1967 Combat! (TV series)
Karl / Michel / Peter Halsman
– The Partisan (1967) … Michel
– Cry for Help (1966) … Peter Halsman
– The Enemy (1965) … Karl

1966-1967 T.H.E. Cat (TV series)
Laurent / Scorpio
– The Long Chase (1967) … Laurent
– Crossing at Destino Bay (1966) … Scorpio

1967 The Time Tunnel (TV series)
Raul Nimon
– Chase Through Time (1967) … Raul Nimon

1966 Fame Is the Name of the Game (TV movie)
Eddie Franchot

1966 Shane (TV series)
Tom Gary
– Poor Tom’s A-Cold (1966) … Tom Gary

1966 Felony Squad (TV series)
Albie Froehlich
– Death of a Dream (1966) … Albie Froehlich

1966 Hawk (TV series)
Dick Olmstead
– The Theory of the Innocent Bystander (1966) … Dick Olmstead

1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV series)
Frank Reeser
– Guilty or Not Guilty (1966) … Frank Reeser

1966 The Chase
Edwin Stewart

1961-1965 The Defenders (TV series)
Al Rogart / Bill Andrews / Luke Jackson
– Only a Child (1965) … Bill Andrews
– Metamorphosis (1963) … Luke Jackson
– Perjury (1961) … Al Rogart

1965 Nightmare in the Sun
Motorcyclist

1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV series)
Zar
– The Invaders (1965) … Zar (as Robert Duval)

1963-1965 The Fugitive (TV series)
Eric Christian / Leslie Sessions
– Brass Ring (1965) … Leslie Sessions
– Never Wave Goodbye: Part 2 (1963) … Eric Christian
– Never Wave Goodbye: Part 1 (1963) … Eric Christian

1964 The Outer Limits (TV series)
Adam Ballard / Louis Mace
– The Inheritors: Part 2 (1964) … Adam Ballard
– The Inheritors: Part 1 (1964) … Adam Ballard
– The Chameleon (1964) … Louis Mace

1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV series)
Harvey Farnsworth
– Portrait of an Unknown Man (1964) … Harvey Farnsworth

1964 The Lieutenant (TV series)
– Man with an Edge (1964) (as Robert Duval)

1963 Captain Newman, M.D.
Capt. Paul Cabot Winston

1963 Arrest and Trial (TV series)
Morton Ware
– The Quality of Justice (1963) … Morton Ware

1963 Stoney Burke (TV series)
Joby Pierce
– Joby (1963) … Joby Pierce

1963 The Virginian (TV series)
Johnny Keel
– The Golden Door (1963) … Johnny Keel

1963 Twilight Zone (TV series)
Charley Parkes
– Miniature (1963) … Charley Parkes

1961-1963 Route 66 (TV series)
Arnie / Lee Winters / Roman
– Suppose I Said I Was the Queen of Spain (1963) … Lee Winters
– Birdcage on My Foot (1961) … Arnie
– The Newborn (1961) … Roman

1963 The Untouchables (TV series)
Eddie Moon
– Blues for a Gone Goose (1963) … Eddie Moon

1962 To Kill a Mockingbird
Boo Radley

1961-1962 Naked City (TV series)
Barney Sonners / Johnny Meigs / L. Francis ‘Frank’ Childe / …
– Torment Him Much and Hold Him Long (1962) … Barney Sonners
– Five Cranks for Winter... Ten Cranks for Spring (1962) … Johnny Meigs
– The One Marked Hot Gives Cold (1962) … L. Francis ‘Frank’ Childe
– A Hole in the City (1961) … Lewis Nunda (as Robert S. Duvall)

1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV series)
Bart Collins
– Bad Actor (1962) … Bart Collins

1961 Shannon (TV series)
Joey Nolan
– The Big Fish (1961) … Joey Nolan

1961 Cain’s Hundred (TV series)
Tom Nugent
– King of the Mountain (1961) … Tom Nugent

1961 Great Ghost Tales (TV series)
William Wilson
– William Wilson (1961) … William Wilson

1959-1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV series)
Berks / Tony Newman
– Positive Identification (1960) … Tony Newman
– The Jailbreak (1959) … Berks

1960 The Robert Herridge Theater (TV series)
– An Early Morning of a Bartender’s Waltz (1960)

1960 Playhouse 90 (TV series)
– John Brown’s Raid (1960)

1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me
MP (uncredited) (unconfirmed)


75 posted on 07/25/2012 3:53:19 PM PDT by davetex (Sick of moochers)
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To: kingattax

guts...considering who controls how movies are made and financed


76 posted on 07/25/2012 4:10:13 PM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: davetex
1963-1965 The Fugitive (TV series)

That series is now being shown on MeTV every Sunday night in sequential order and, as far a I can tell, uncut. Robert Duvall is just one of many top-rank actors who appeared over the lifetime of that show.

I've only started watching it recently and hadn't seen it since the 1960s so, in spite of its age, it's new and fresh (again) to me. I had forgotten just how tightly-written and well-acted The Fugitive was. Each hour long episode reveals a depth of character development and literacy lacking into a lot of today's fare. The booming voice of William Conrad intoning the setup at the start of each program ("a Quinn Martin production") is a signal that some quality television is ahead. It's not surprising that a skilled actor such as Robert Duvall appeared on that show.

77 posted on 07/25/2012 4:12:44 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: dfwgator

Perfect!!! He and obama make a great couple.

LLS


78 posted on 07/25/2012 4:25:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Cyman

Agreed.


79 posted on 07/25/2012 4:29:33 PM PDT by TxBec (Keep all 14 of the victims at Fort Hood in your prayers.)
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To: kingattax

"Whacking a surly bartender ain't much of a crime".
80 posted on 07/25/2012 4:39:34 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: DemforBush

I loved, loved Secondhand lions! I think Duvall also played in a movie that was about a reclusive, bachelor professor who married late, and his then wife (an American writer who visited him where he taught) passed away. I can’t remember the title, I saw it on TV once and have been hoping to see it again. They had a favorite “spot” they liked to visit that overlooked a valley and the story ends with him visiting there again. It was a beautiful (and I believe, true) love story. Do you recall that? Am I correct in thinking Duvall was the main character?


81 posted on 07/25/2012 5:09:05 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: Cyman

Oh my goodness, yes, Lonesome Dove. Never miss it when it is on TV.


82 posted on 07/25/2012 5:12:02 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: MplsSteve

Disagree. Just from the standpoint that Sheen is short and squat. His Traveller was shorter than the other horses and Sheen was still undersized.

Never mind his terrible accent. Which I doubt Lee had that strongly.

I prefer Duvall - although he’s a bit rough for the handsome and well-coiffed Lee.


83 posted on 07/25/2012 5:18:38 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: re_nortex

I never knew that. Thanks for the info!!!!


84 posted on 07/25/2012 5:21:46 PM PDT by davetex (Sick of moochers)
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To: re_nortex

was it Gods and Generals or Gettyburg he stared in,? Either way those films are brilliant and he Duval has played some briliant parts in various films.


85 posted on 07/25/2012 5:34:33 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

86 posted on 07/25/2012 7:18:05 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

Hey fellow Titanic fan, glad to know you’re a southern sympathizer and Lee fan, too! :D


87 posted on 07/25/2012 7:32:28 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Hey fellow Titanic fan, glad to know you’re a southern sympathizer and Lee fan, too! :D

Thanks much! I was conceived here in Texas but after the death of my father in WWII, my then-pregnant mom had to move in with relatives up yonder on the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon line in Pennsylvania. So that forever marks my birthplace on a genuine (not forged) certificate. But, since life begins at conception, I consider myself a Texan and merely a Pennsylvanian by a cruel twist of fate.

I always had an affinity for the South, its people and way of life. That was compounded by a schoolboy crush on a little classmate in elementary school. She was from Orange, Texas but her family moved north after the war since jobs used to be plentiful in that part of the world. I loved her accent and her manners -- "yes, suh" and "yes, ma'am" were rarely spoken up there in Yankee-land. That just further solidified my strong feelings about the South. And she helped me lose my Western Pennsylvanian speech habits. I used to imitate her "y'all" and dropped "yinz" from my lexicon that's characteristic of that region.

And to wrap this up, as I look at the wall just to the right of my desk where I'm typing this, there hangs a portrait of Robert E. Lee. Behind me on the other wall, is a poster reproduction from the White Star Line for RMS Titanic. So, there you have it...the story of my life. :-)

88 posted on 07/25/2012 8:14:26 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

My mother loved Lee, but she also loves Washington, and that’s where our primary focus is.

So I have a gorgeous portrait of Washington (not that hideous Stuart thing on the bill/in the WH) in my LR opposite my framed/signed portrait of Man O’War...you know where else my heart lies. ;-)

My husband is from PA - I hope you dropped the horrific grammar of PA. While I’ve always lived here, I never knew until meeting him what twisted bizarre renderings of English were just 100 mi north of us! It’s like White Ebonics.

I mean, “lawn needs cut”; “leave” for “let” and vice-versa - geezie wee. Makes my skin crawl. (I was completely flumoxed when my husband asked “did you leave the dog out?” - totally confused. The dog was clearly inside. Of course I didn’t KEEP her outside. But I had ALLOWED her outside earlier.

GGGaaaaaah!


89 posted on 07/25/2012 8:59:18 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
My husband is from PA - I hope you dropped the horrific grammar of PA. While I’ve always lived here, I never knew until meeting him what twisted bizarre renderings of English were just 100 mi north of us! It’s like White Ebonics.

You nailed it! (We could probably do a whole thread on Pittsburgh-ese). Your description is quite apt: White Ebonics. I've never before seen it characterized in that manner but it's accurate since the speech mannerisms as well as the syntax are anything but standard American English. There are some that find that particular regional dialect and grammar charming. Not me. That's one of the many reasons why I fled the tri-state area and headed back to my real home in Texas. I'll confess that I do like the Tidewater dialect. You probably get some traces of it up your way?

I mean, “lawn needs cut”; “leave” for “let” and vice-versa - geezie wee. Makes my skin crawl. (I was completely flumoxed when my husband asked “did you leave the dog out?” - totally confused. The dog was clearly inside. Of course I didn’t KEEP her outside. But I had ALLOWED her outside earlier.

Well played and that just scratches the surface. That area seems prone to botching verb-subject agreement. "He don't" may be heard elsewhere but it's seemingly part of the Western Pennsylvania DNA. Now be a good wife...and...

...red up the room!

:-) :-) :-)

Apologies to all for the thread diversion.

90 posted on 07/25/2012 9:13:08 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: EternalVigilance
"A Hollywood type raises money for a socialist. Dog bites man story."

Don't you have a ballot to get on somewhere anywhere, crankbait...

91 posted on 07/26/2012 8:03:10 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: StAnDeliver

Yeah, but I like to stop in now and again to see how deep the delusion of the Romney Republicans is getting.


92 posted on 07/26/2012 9:34:31 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Those who support the lesser of two evils have already succumbed to the greater evil.)
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To: re_nortex

Indeed, it’s grating, not cute. (I actually comprehended “red up” as an alliteration of “ready up” - not wonderful, but logical and understandable. But apparently I’m wrong about how that came around.) I haven’t been all around real long, but it’s the 1 I find absolutely irritating.

And I love when M-I-L or such describe it as “accent” - it’s not an accent, it’s a grammar system. Accent is how you say things; the grammar is what you say.

I don’t know if I’m “tidewater”; I’ve traces of Baltimore-ese and Southern (which feeds Bawlmorese anyway). I’ve been described by people who live here as Southern, never mind when I worked up in New England. It’s probably mild, though. I definitely like “you all”. ;-)

It’s funny, because there are a lot of “every-day” abuses of the language all over, as is. Everyone says “Tommy and me are going...” and “Where are you going to?”. PA invents new grammatical (and as you can see, vocabulary) errors all for itself that I’ve never experienced anywhere else (including “on TV”).

I bug my husband about it and ask him if he learned the “King’s German” or “dialect” German in HS and college and how he spoke on his trip to Germany. Never mind what they all were taught in English class there. Puts him in a conundrum; he has no answer.

(Again, sorry for the thread hi-jacking!)


93 posted on 07/26/2012 1:20:45 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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