Skip to comments.Actor Robert Duvall to host Romney fundraiser
Posted on 07/25/2012 10:39:03 AM PDT by kingattax
While President Obama is usually the candidate rubbing elbows with Hollywood's celebrities just this week it was announced the president's campaign would host fundraisers with the cast of "The Wire" and Vogue editor Anna Wintour Mitt Romney is looking to cash in with some star power of his own.
Actor Robert Duvall, star of "Apocalypse Now" and "The Godfather," will host a fundraiser for the Republican presidential hopeful in September at his Virginia home.
According to the invitation obtained Wednesday by the National Journal tickets to the event are $2,500 per person, while a $10,000 donation will assure you a photo with Duvall. For $25,000, supporters will get to enjoy dinner at the Duvall home.
While Romney is not expected to attend, his wife, Ann, is scheduled to be there.
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I finally got around to watching his portrayal of Stalin, I was skeptical going in, but he pulled it off.
Duvall’s one of my all-time favorites. Godfather, The Great Santini, Network, it goes on and on.
A couple of smaller Duvall films I’d recommend for FReepers (who haven’t seen them yet): Secondhand Lions (with Michael Caine) and The Apostle. The former is a great little family film that is just a hoot, and the latter is simply one of the best performances of Duvall’s career. The final 15 minutes or so is Oscarworthy all by itself.
I was going to say “I love the smell of Romney in the morning” but thought it might be misinterpreted.
Duval has been one of my favorites for many years. I felt a little dismayed with him while watching a sports fishing show with one of the usual hosts a decade or so ago. While fishing in Costa Rica, he made a comment about the military and how Costa Rica didn’t need one because “they took care of things themselves”. I didn’t know what to think of that but I’ll give him a break being around all those “morons in Hollywood” as James Caan calls them.
“Wrestling Ernest Hemingway”, he actually convinced me in that movie that he was Cuban.
“it smells like victory...”
I hope you're not expressing contempt for just about the finest English language film ever made.
I’ll watch anything with Duvall or Caine.
"It's a pretty day for making things right."
Thank you, Mr. Duvall.
I’d like to add “Tender Mercies” to your list.
“Duvalls one of my all-time favorites. Godfather, The Great Santini, Network, it goes on and on.”
I agree but you left out Duvall’s epic portrayal of Augustus Macrae in Lonesome Dove. IMHO the best work he has ever done.
Colors was another good Duval film.
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