Duval Robert: biography, filmography, photo in his youth, growth
Representatives of the media positioned it asAmerican Lawrence Olivier. Being a talented and bright actor of a dramatic genre, he did not set himself the task at all costs to be the star of Hollywood.
Duval Robert is a veteran of the Americancinematography, which is the owner of many prestigious awards and awards: "Oscar", several "Golden Globes", several "Emmy" - among them. The San Diego lyceum brilliantly reincarnated not only in the image of the statistical "Yankees," but could also play filly high-ranking officials and politicians. Duval Robert played on the screen, even Stalin himself. The American Institute of Cinematography noted that the above actor took part in a hundred films, which were recognized as the best of the best. Sam Duvall Robert did not hide that his favorite genre in cinema is a western. What was his way to the top of the Olympus? Let's consider this issue in more detail.
Facts from biography
Duval Robert is a native of the Californian city of San Diego.
He was born on January 5, 1931 in a military family.His father later rose to the admiral, and his mother was a relative of the very general Robert Lee, who took an active part in the fighting during the Civil War that unfolded in the United States. Robert Duvall, whose biography is full of vivid events and fateful meetings, has lived quite a long time in Annapolis, since this town was located not far from the Naval Academy of the country. For some time the boy studied at schools located in Severnaya Park and St. Louis. After graduating from the College of the Principality and the educational institution of Christian Science, the young man joined the ranks of the US armed forces.
Teaching the art of acting
Robert Duvall in his youth entered the school of acting Neighborhood Playhouse, which was in New York. It was in 1954.
To comprehend the basics of acting on an empty stomachit was difficult, and the young man decides to get a job as a clerk at the post office. Duval's fellow students were Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman. Subsequently, he will repeatedly meet with these famous actors on the set. Robert's theatrical teachings were taught by Sanford Meisner, who offered him a role in the play "Midnight Bell" (Horton Foote). After some time, the creative symbiosis "Foot and Robert Duvall" will have a priority for the latter. It is the playwright who will work to ensure that the Californian actor is approved for the image of the Scarecrow Radley in the sensational film "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962).
The beginning of the theatrical career
His debut role Duval Robert (height 177 cm) will play in the New York church Melpomene "Gate". In 1958, he was entrusted to play Frank Gardner in the production of "The Occupation of Mrs. Warren" (Bernard Shaw).
Some time later, the Californian actor wasis involved in the play "Call Me by Name" (Michael Shartlif), in which he turned into a hero named Doug. It should be noted and brilliantly played the role of Robert in the production of Ulu Grosbart "Days and nights of Bibi Fenstermaker." Gradually student Meissner gained experience and began to win the sympathy of avid theatergoers. Spectators began to massively go to the performances, in which Robert Duvall took part. Photo of the actor has often began to decorate theatrical posters. Particularly fond of theatrical work of the actor in the play "View from the Bridge", directed by Dustin Hoffman and Ulu Grosbart in 1965. In total, Duval took part in 780 performances.
Work in serials
In Robert's life there was a period when he triedtheir strength on television, which was an excellent launching pad for filming in serials of the 50-60s of the last century. It should be noted Duval's works in the tapes "Escape from Prison" and "Precise Delay".
Screen images, albeit episodic,remembered the viewer, and gradually he was invited to appear in crime dramas, detectives, westerns. Speech, in particular, is about the films "Defenseless City", "Untouchables", "Alfred Hitchcock", "Route 66".
Career in cinema
However, this trial ball in the movie for Duvalbecame the once popular movie "Kill a mockingbird," where he was to play a teenager who lived for a long time in isolation from society. Until now, movie experts believe that the work of Robert Mulligan is the best adaptation of the novel by Harper Lee. Critics appreciated Duval's debut, which could transform into Scarecrow through body language and gesture, without saying a word. After such a tremendous success, the directors began to offer work to an actor from San Diego.
In the 60 years he starred in the film Paul KabotaWinston "Captain Newman, MD" (Captain's role). Then he accepted the offer to play in the film of the fantastic genre "Countdown". Also worth noting is the brilliant work of the lyceum in the film "The People of the Rain" (the film by Francis Ford Coppola).
In the 70s, actor Robert Duvall takes partin the famous crime drama "Godfather" - I, II. He was no longer offered a supporting role: Meissner's student turned into a colorful actor. George Lucas was pleased that Robert Duvall agreed to play in his film "THX - 1138", reincarnated as a fighter against totalitarian methods of government. In Sam Packing, he played in the film "The Elite of Assassins," in which he was entrusted with the role of an unprincipled killer.
In the 80 years Duval continued to appear in high-quality cinema. In particular, he succeeded in the role of sports observer in the film "Nugget" and the image of a policeman in the film "Colors".
The next decade in the career of the actor was also fruitful.
Robert Duvall, whose filmography includesjust unimaginably a huge number of bright roles, agrees to play Joseph Stalin in the film of Ivan Passer with the same name. "The dissolute Rose" (father of the family), "Falling" (policeman), "Gazeta" (deceived editor) - that's just a small part of what the Californian actor played in the 90s.
Robert Duvall even produced the film "The Apostle". He also studied and directed, but he did not succeed in this field.
Regalia and awards
In addition to the fact that the actor has prestigiousawards and awards, his name is immortalized on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. In 2005, he received the "National Medal for Achievements in Art" - he was personally awarded by George Bush in the White House.
Ambiguously developing in Duval and personal life.He married four times, but no one gave birth to him. His second half was also involved in the cinema. His last wife is the Argentinian actress Lucian Pedras, who is 41 years younger than Duval. However, this fact does not confuse the couple in love, and they are happy together. They lived for a long time in a civil marriage and only in 2004 they played a wedding.