Robert Duvall has directed movies including “Angelo, My Love,” “The Apostle,” “Assassination Tango” and “Wild Horses.” In 1992, the award-winning actor created his own production company, Butchers Run Films, to get more involved in all aspects of his films.
Duvall wrote and directed 1983’s “Angelo, My Love,” about a group of Gypsies in New York. Duvall cast real Gypsies playing themselves after meeting a street-smart young boy named Angelo. Duvall also wrote, directed and starred in the 1997 film “The Apostle.” Duvall received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal as an evangelical preacher.
Duvall explored his personal passion for dancing the tango when he wrote, produced and directed the 2002 thriller, “Assassination Tango.” Duvall also directed and starred in the 2015 melodrama “Wild Horses” about a gruff and aging Texas rancher trying to divide his estate among his three sons.
Duvall has starred in some of the most popular films of all time, including “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Godfather,” “True Grit” and “Apocalypse Now.” He has also appeared such in television series as “The Twilight Zone” and “MASH,” and the miniseries “Lonesome Dove.” As of 2015, Duvall has had seven Academy Award nominations and one win, for the film “Tender Mercies.” In 2005, President George W. Bush presented Duvall with the National Medal of Arts.