“Apocolypse Now” and “The Godfather” are some films that feature Robert Duvall. Throughout this career, Duvall has appeared in several films starring in lead roles and as a supporting actor. As of 2015, he has received many award nominations and has won several Golden Globes.
During the 1970s, Duvall played roles in TV shows and movies, such as "M*A*S*H" and “The Great Santini.” Duvall later began to direct and produce films; he claims that his greatest personal triumph is his production of the 1997 film, “The Apostle.” Duvall wrote the script for the movie 15 year earlier but couldn’t find a backer so he financed the film himself. He also directed and starred in the film, which he later received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
Born in San Diego, California, Robert Duvall’s father was a navy admiral and his mother studied acting. While attending Principia College, he took up drama classes and graduated in 1953. Duvall later served in the United States Army and fought in the Korean War for two years. Upon his discharge, he moved to New York to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse under Stanford Meisner. In 1962, Duvall made his major motion picture debut in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” after being casted on the recommendation of screenwriter, Horton Foote.