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Posted on 07/25/2012 10:39:03 AM PDT by kingattax
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I would not be surprised if Ricky Schroder gets behine Romey too.
Lonesome Dove was on Hallmark HD recently..I loved watching it again on a much bigger screen.
I LOVE Robert Duvall
A newer but still good one with him is
7 days in Utopia...
Secondhand Lions is wonderful..great fun..and tender, too..
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.
I am making a list..Thanks!
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.
A Hollywood type raises money for a socialist.
Dog bites man story.
Actor Robert Duvall shooting film in Brownsville Texas
Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall was filming in the Camille Playhouse on Tuesday, the theaters 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.
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.
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.
“You talkin’ to me”? :-)! LMAO!
“You talkin’ to me”? :-)! LMAO!
best tagline EVER!!!!
Great Actor! Great American!
“...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”.
I was scrolling down to make darn sure somebody said what you just did.
The headline shocked me at first; for a second I thought it said “Robert De Niro” instead of Duvall.
shucks, 2d Hand Lions is one of my favorite movies of all time.
Here’s a listing of his work. It’s long!!!
Jack Reacher (post-production)
2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV movie)
2012 Jayne Mansfield’s Car
2011 Seven Days in Utopia
2009 Crazy Heart
2009 Get Low
2009 The Road
2009 The Godfather II (Video Game)
Tom Hagen (voice)
2008 The Godfather II: Crime Rings (Video Game)
Tom Hagen (voice)
2008 Four Christmases
2007 We Own the Night
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)
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
2005 The American Experience (TV series documentary)
The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken (2005) Narrator
2005 Kicking & Screaming
2003 Secondhand Lions
2003 Open Range
2003 Gods and Generals
Gen. Robert E. Lee
2002 Assassination Tango
2002 John Q
Lt. Frank Grimes
2000 The 6th Day
Dr. Griffin Weir
2000 A Shot at Glory
2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds
1998 A Civil Action
1998 Deep Impact
1998 Saturday Night Live (TV series)
Garth Brooks (1998) Various
1998 The Gingerbread Man
1997 The Apostle
Euliss ‘Sonny’ Dewey - The Apostle E.F.
1996 The Man Who Captured Eichmann (TV movie)
1996 Sling Blade
1996 A Family Thing
Earl Pilcher Jr.
1995 The Scarlet Letter
1995 The Stars Fell on Henrietta
1995 Something to Talk About
1994 The Paper
1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend
1993 Falling Down
1992 Stalin (TV movie)
1992 The Plague
1991 Rambling Rose
1990 Days of Thunder
1990 A Show of Force
1990 The Handmaid’s Tale
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
Officer Bob Hodges
1987 Hotel Colonial
Roberto Carrasco (Luca Venieri)
1986 Let’s Get Harry
1986 Belizaire the Cajun
1986 Waylon Jennings: America (video short)
1985 The Lightship
1984 The Natural
1984 The Stone Boy
1983 The Terry Fox Story (TV movie)
1983 Tender Mercies
1981 The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper
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)
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
1976 The Eagle Has Landed
1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Dr. John H. Watson / Narrator
1975 The Killer Elite
1974 The Godfather: Part II
1974 The Conversation
The Director (uncredited)
1973 The Outfit
1973 Badge 373
1973 Lady Ice
1972 Joe Kidd
1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
1972 The Godfather
1971 THX 1138
1970 The Revolutionary
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
1969 True Grit
1969 Mod Squad (TV series)
Keep the Faith, Baby (1969) Matt Jenkins
1968 CBS Playhouse (TV series)
The People Next Door (1968) Dr. Margolin
1968 The Detective
1968 Judd for the Defense (TV series)
Square House (1968) Raymond Cane
1968 Run for Your Life (TV series)
The Killing Scene (1968) Richard Fletcher
1968 Flesh and Blood (TV movie)
1967 The Wild Wild West (TV series)
Dr. Horace Humphries
The Night of the Falcon (1967) Dr. Horace Humphries
1967 Cimarron Strip (TV series)
The Roarer (1967) Joe Wyman
1967 Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI (TV movie)
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)
Chase Through Time (1967) Raul Nimon
1966 Fame Is the Name of the Game (TV movie)
1966 Shane (TV series)
Poor Tom’s A-Cold (1966) Tom Gary
1966 Felony Squad (TV series)
Death of a Dream (1966) Albie Froehlich
1966 Hawk (TV series)
The Theory of the Innocent Bystander (1966) Dick Olmstead
1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV series)
Guilty or Not Guilty (1966) Frank Reeser
1966 The Chase
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
1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV series)
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)
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)
The Quality of Justice (1963) Morton Ware
1963 Stoney Burke (TV series)
Joby (1963) Joby Pierce
1963 The Virginian (TV series)
The Golden Door (1963) Johnny Keel
1963 Twilight Zone (TV series)
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)
Blues for a Gone Goose (1963) Eddie Moon
1962 To Kill a Mockingbird
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)
Bad Actor (1962) Bart Collins
1961 Shannon (TV series)
The Big Fish (1961) Joey Nolan
1961 Cain’s Hundred (TV series)
King of the Mountain (1961) Tom Nugent
1961 Great Ghost Tales (TV series)
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)
guts...considering who controls how movies are made and financed
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.
Perfect!!! He and obama make a great couple.
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?
Oh my goodness, yes, Lonesome Dove. Never miss it when it is on TV.
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.
I never knew that. Thanks for the info!!!!
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.
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. :-)
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.
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 didnt 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...
Apologies to all for the thread diversion.
Don't you have a ballot to get on
somewhere anywhere, crankbait...
Yeah, but I like to stop in now and again to see how deep the delusion of the Romney Republicans is getting.
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!)
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