Some Westerns Robert Duvall has appeared in include "True Grit," "Lonesome Dove" and "Lawman." Some others are "Joe Kidd," "Open Range" and "The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid."Continue Reading
In "True Grit," Robert Duvall plays Ned Pepper, an infamous outlaw who leads a gang of criminals. The gang is pursued by U.S. Marshall "Rooster" Cogburn, portrayed by John Wayne, as they hide a fugitive Cogburn has been tasked with tracking down. "Lonesome Dove" was a popular television miniseries that aired in 1989. In it, Duvall played a former Texas ranger who undertakes an ambitious cattle drive. In "Lawman," Duvall takes on the role of criminal Vernon Adams.
In "Joe Kidd," Duvall stars as a wealthy and unscrupulous land baron. Clint Eastwood played the title role. "Open Range" features Duvall as an open range cattleman who must act against the pacifist principles he has lived by for years in order to take on a corrupt lawman. In "The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid," Duvall plays Cole Younger who, with his team of outlaws, joins forces with Jesse James and his gang in an attempt to rob a bank.
Robert Duvall was born in 1931 and has won an Oscar award. He has been nominated for several more for his film work. His first major role was that of Boo Radley in the film adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird."Learn more about Art & Literature