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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.
Wrestling Ernest HemingwayWrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
Dir. Randa Haines
Feat. Robert Duvall, Richard Harris, Sandra Bullock
A high–spirited, unpatronising portrait of senior citizenship, with consummate performances from two old pro's, Robert Duvall and Richard…
Falling DownFalling Down (1993)
Dir. Joel Schumacher
Feat. Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey
Powerhouse black comedy in which Michael Douglas finally turns in a noteworthy performance. Striking back for the oppressed WASP male, he blows his…
GeronimoGeronimo (1994)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Wes Studi, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman
Intelligent, if unremarkable, big–budget Western that chronicles the U.S. Army's attempt to bring down the great Apache warrior,…
Something to Talk AboutSomething to Talk About (1995)
Dir. Lasse Hallstrom
Feat. Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Robert Duvall
The screenwriter of THELMA AND LOUISE penned this tale of a happily married woman (Julia Roberts) whose life is turned on its head when she discovers…
Scarlet Letter, TheScarlet Letter, The (1995)
Dir. Roland Joffe
Feat. Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall
In a puritanical New England community, a married Demi Moore and preacher Gary Oldman have a passionate liaison. Passable version of Nathaniel…
Stars Fell On HenriettaStars Fell On Henrietta (1995)
Dir. James Keach
Feat. Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn, Frances Fisher
Robert Duvall is a vagrant claiming to be a former oil man who persuades a down–on–their–luck couple that their fields contain oil…
PhenomenonPhenomenon (1996)
Dir. Jon Turteltaub
Feat. John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker
John Travolta is aptly cast a genial mechanic who, after being struck by lightening, acquires super–intelligence that gradually ostracises him…
Apostle, TheApostle, The (1997) Aro Favourite
Dir. Robert Duvall
Feat. Robert Duvall, Miranda Richardson, Billy Bob Thornton
Labour of love – in the best possible sense – for Robert Duvall (as Actor/Writer/Director), raising hellfire as a repentant…
Gingerbread Man, TheGingerbread Man, The (1998) Recommended
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Duvall
Script by the courtroom–obsessed John Grisham is here assigned to auteurist Robert Altman (THE PLAYER, SHORT CUTS), who manages to…
Deep ImpactDeep Impact (1998)
Dir. Mimi Leder
Feat. Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Morgan Freeman
Contrasting the gung–ho cartoonery of the other meteor–disaster–pic, ARMAGEDDON, this chooses to show the 'human side' of an…
Civil Action, ACivil Action, A (1999) Recommended
Dir. Steven Zaillian
Feat. John Travolta, Robert Duvall, William H. Macy
Fact–based account of a protracted courtroom duel between two corporations and small–town folk, whose children have been affected by…
Gone in 60 SecondsGone in 60 Seconds (2000)
Dir. Dominic Sena
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Robert Duvall
A Jerry Bruckheimer remake of a cult 1974 film about car–thieves, with Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie boosting and revving–up a variety…
Sixth Day, TheSixth Day, The (2000)
Dir. Roger Spottiswoode
Feat. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Goldwyn, Robert Duvall
Topical, intriguing premise about cloning is levelled out into being just another vehicle for the ailing star of Arnold Schwarzenegger. As an…
Shot at Glory, AShot at Glory, A (The Cup) (2000)
Dir. Michael Corrente
Feat. Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Brian Cox
Robert Duvall is successfully cast as the manager of a minor Scottish soccor team, which has been bought and remodeled by an American…
John QJohn Q (2002)
Dir. Nick Cassavetes
Feat. Denzel Washington, Ray Liotta, Robert Duvall
Denzel Washington plays a cash–strapped pillar–of–decency who can’t afford his son’s heart–transplant in the mercenary US…
Gods and GeneralsGods and Generals (2002)
Dir. Ronald F. Maxwell
Feat. Jeff Daniels, Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall
Prequel to GETTYSBURG, this American Civil War drama follows the career of Confederate general 'Stonewall' Jackson. Filled with the same epic…
Assassination TangoAssassination Tango (2002) Recommended
Dir. Robert Duvall
Feat. Robert Duvall, Kathy Baker, Ruben Blades
Unassuming, yet engrossing crime drama, which follows aging hitman Robert Duvall on a job in Argentina, while casually digressing into a search for…
Open RangeOpen Range (2003)
Dir. Kevin Costner
Feat. Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening
Costner stars and takes the reins of this latterday Western about a group of itinerant cattle grazers fending off the thuggish tactics of a brutal…
Secondhand LionsSecondhand Lions (2003)
Dir. Tim McCanlies
Feat. Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Haley Joel Osment
'Hayseed drama' set around a boy (Osment) being sent to live with his eccentric uncles in deepest Texas in the hope they will 'will' him their…
Kicking and ScreamingKicking and Screaming (2005)
Dir. Jesse Dylan
Feat. Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall
A family sports–comedy with a moral twist, this has 'Saturday Night Live's Will Ferrell play a stressed–out father who takes on the…
Thank You For SmokingThank You For Smoking (2005) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jason Reitman
Feat. Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Sam Elliott
Smokin' and scathing satire centred on a Big Tobacco lobbyist whose air of smooth earnestness and mastery of rhetorical logic is employed to combat…
Lucky YouLucky You (2007)
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall
Eric Bana plays an expert card shark – and artful dodger of relationship commitment – determined to conquer the World Series of…
We Own the NightWe Own the Night (2007) Recommended
Dir. James Gray
Feat. Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes
Accomplished crime saga concerns a nightclub manager (Phoenix) on the fringe of New York's Russian Mafia, whose lifestyle is jeopardized when family…
Four HolidaysFour Holidays (Four Christmases) (2008)
Dir. Seth Gordon
Feat. Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall
A big–named cast round out this festive blockbuster focused on a couple as they struggle to visit all four of their divorced parents on…
Crazy HeartCrazy Heart (2009) Recommended
Dir. Scott Cooper
Feat. Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Keane
In an Oscar–winning turn, Jeff Bridges plays faded country music star Bad Blake, who swaggers from one dive to the next until his friendship…
Road, TheRoad, The (2009) Recommended
Dir. John Hillcoat
Feat. Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall
Cormac McCarthy’s much–feted novel about the lengths a father goes to protect his son’s innocence in a post–apocalyptic wasteland is…
Get LowGet Low (2010)
Dir. Aaron Schneider
Feat. Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek
Folksy comic tale with mysterious hermit Duvall throwing the inhabitants of a small town into turmoil when he decides to host his own funeral party.
Jayne Mansfield's CarJayne Mansfield's Car (2012)
Dir. Billy Bob Thornton
Feat. Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick
Flavoursome southern drama set during the Vietnam war is about two families from different countries whose cultures clash.
Jack ReacherJack Reacher (2012)
Dir. Christopher McQuarrie
Feat. Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins
Tom Cruise assumes the coveted role of Lee Child's best–selling anti–hero in this violent, no–nonsense action vehicle.
Judge, TheJudge, The (2014)
Dir. David Dobkin
Feat. Robert Downey Jnr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga
Big city lawyer Robert Downey Jnr. returns to his childhood home where his father (Robert Duvall), the town's judge, is suspected of murder. He sets…

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