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Robert Duvall

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Chase, TheChase, The (1966) Recommended
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Marlon Brando, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda
Action–packed Southern potboiler set around the attempts of a sheriff to protect an escaped convict from mob–justice in smalltown…
BullittBullitt (1968) Recommended
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn
A taut, action–packed cop thriller boasting the most spectacular car chase to be committed to screen, through the streets of San Fransisco.
CountdownCountdown (1968)
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. James Caan, Robert Duvall, Joanna Moore
An early and unusual space–travel drama from dir. Altman, in which American astronaut Caan must undergo tough training with instructor Duvall…
Detective, TheDetective, The (1968)
Dir. Gordon Douglas
Feat. Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Ralph Meeker
Interestingly dark and unsentimental policier has Frank Sinatra play an embattled cop investigating the murder of a wealthy homosexual while trying…
MASHMASH (M*A*S*H) (1969) Recommended
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt
Dir. Robert Altman's biggest commercial success came with this irreverant and influential black comedy that spawned the more famous, but less daring…
True GritTrue Grit (1969)
Dir. Henry Hathaway
Feat. John Wayne, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate
John Wayne subtly sends–up his hardcase persona, playing an over–the–hill marshall who drags himself out of semi–retirement…
LawmanLawman (1970)
Dir. Michael Winner
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb
Burt Lancaster and Robert Ryan are veteran adversaries in this violent '70s Western. Saddle–sore Lancaster is on the trail of a band of…
THX-1138THX-1138 (1970) Recommended
Dir. George Lucas
Feat. Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley
The man behind STAR WARS and, yep, THX digital sound, made his feature debut with this stark sci–fi chamber piece, most remembered for its…
Godfather, TheGodfather, The (1972) Aro Favourite
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Feat. Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
Adaptation of Mario Puzo's novel is a vivid and immaculately staged chronicle of a Sicilian family's ascension to NY gangland dominance. Seamlessly…
Joe KiddJoe Kidd (1972)
Dir. John Sturges
Feat. Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon
An amoral Clint Eastwood gets involved in a range fued between land baron Robert Duvall and Mexican settlers. Despite a screenplay by Elmore Leonard,…
Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, TheGreat Northfield Minnesota Raid, The (1972)
Dir. Philip Kaufman
Feat. Robert Duvall, Cliff Robertson
Hard–edged Western tells the story of the fading Jesse James gang and their most daring and ill–fated bank raid. Duvall and Robertson…
Godfather Part 2, TheGodfather Part 2, The (1974) Aro Favourite
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Feat. Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton
The Corleone saga continues with the same passion and exacting standards, it both broadens the scope and bolsters the stature of the original. Hailed…
Killer Elite, TheKiller Elite, The (1975)
Dir. Sam Peckinpah
Feat. Robert Duvall, James Caan
Minor Peckinpah shoot–em–up with mercenary Duvall double–crossing partner Caan. Gripping finale, though.
BreakoutBreakout (1975)
Dir. Tom Gries
Feat. Charles Bronson, Robert Duvall, Jill Ireland
Action–adventure vehicle for Charles Bronson, giving the furrow–browed actor a more lighthearted role as a bush pilot who is hired for…
NetworkNetwork (1976) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Peter Finch, William Holden, Faye Dunaway
Explosive drama about an ailing TV station desperate to improve their ratings. Peter Finch won the Best Actor Oscar post–humously as the…
Seven Percent Solution, The Seven Percent Solution, The (1976)
Dir. Nicholas Meyer
Feat. Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall
Intriguing re–imagining of the Sherlock Holmes legend has the master sleuth fighting his own drug addiction under the guidance of Sigmund…
Eagle Has Landed, TheEagle Has Landed, The (1977)
Dir. John Sturges
Feat. Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall
German commandos plot to assasinate Winston Churchill in this suspenseful thriller, apparently based on fact. Michael Caine, strangely plausible as a…
Apocalypse NowApocalypse Now (1979) Aro Favourite
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Feat. Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
A harrowing account of a soldier's hazardous river journey, his mission to assasinate a renegade colonel who has gone mad in the depths of the…
Great Santini, The (1979)
Dir. Lewis John Carlino
Feat. Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O'Keefe
Exploring the internal contradictions of ex–fighter pilot Robert Duvall, stranded in post WWll peacetime with his long–suffering family,…
Apocalypse Now ReduxApocalypse Now Redux (1979) Aro Favourite
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Feat. Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
Twenty years after its release, dir. Coppola’s expressionist epic of the Vietnam War, is ‘healed’ (redux in Latin) by the re–inclusion of…
Ike (TV Mini-series)Ike (TV Mini-series) (1979)
Dir. Boris Sagal, Melville Shavelson
Feat. Robert Duvall, Lee Remick, Dana Andrews
Robert Duvall is expectedly good in this three–part miniseries detailing the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who commanded American forces during…
True ConfessionsTrue Confessions (1981)
Dir. Ulu Grosbard
Feat. Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall
Roberts' De Niro and Duvall act their socks off as cop and priest who happen to be brothers. Conflicting loyalties come to a head through a…
Tender MerciesTender Mercies (1982)
Dir. Bruce Beresford
Feat. Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall gives an Oscar winning performance as a down–out–his–luck country singer who paves the slow road back to sobriety.…
ColorsColors (1988)
Dir. Dennis Hopper
Feat. Sean Penn, Robert Duvall
A grim portrait of law enforcement. Mismatched police partners are assigned to the rife gang–related problems in South–Central L.A.
Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-series)Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-series) (Lonesome Dove, Streets Of Laredo, Dead Man's Walk, Return to Lonesome Dove) (1989-1993) Recommended
Dir. Simon Wincer
Feat. Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover
A hefty star cast congregate for this acclaimed TV adaptation of Larry McMurtry's novel about two former Texas Rangers (Duvall, Jones) who retire to…
Handmaid's Tale, TheHandmaid's Tale, The (1990) Recommended
Dir. Volker Schlondorff
Feat. Natasha Richardson, Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway
Disturbing but thoroughly rewarding version of Margaret Atwood's novel set in a near future where 99% of women have become infertile. Privileged…
Rambling RoseRambling Rose (1991)
Dir. Martha Coolidge
Feat. Laura Dern, Robert Duvall, Diane Ladd
Laura Dern plays the title nymphet, a free–spirited nanny whose promiscuous ways elicit more than a few raised eyebrows in '30s Georgia.
Plague, The (1992)
Dir. Luis Puenzo
Feat. John Hurt, Robert Duvall, Raul Julia
William Hurt, Robert Duvall and Raul Julia star in this truncated adaptation of Albert Camus's complex novel. Bubonic plague besieges a modern South…
Paper, ThePaper, The (1993)
Dir. Ron Howard
Feat. Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall
Michael Keaton and Glenn Close clash ethics in the cut–throat world of the New York tabloids. A hectic morality play with pace, humour and…
StalinStalin (1993)
Dir. Ivan Passer
Feat. Robert Duvall, Maximilian Schell, Joan Plowright
Robert Duvall embodies the full–blooded treachery of the Soviet dictator in this mini–series biography shot on location in Moscow.

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