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July 25, 2012 | By Melanie Mason
WASHINGTON -- Oscar winner Robert Duvall is bringing a little Hollywood cachet to the Mitt Romney fundraising effort. Duvall and his wife, Luciana, are to host Romney supporters at their home in rural Virginia in early September, according to an invitation obtained by the National Journal . Ann Romney is also slated to appear. Tickets range from $2,500 per person to attend a general reception to $25,000 a head for dinner. It's not the first time the actor, whose film credits include "To Kill A Mockingbird," " The Godfather, " The Godfather Part II" and "Apocalypse Now," has gotten involved with Republican politics.
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March 20, 2014 | By Steve Appleford
AUSTIN, Texas - Robert Duvall first came to Texas when he was 10, a San Diego military brat on a visit to his mother's family. It would be his first time on a horse, and his first encounter with the people he would later come to know so well. "These aunts would back up to the fire and lift their skirts to warm their behinds, and I never saw that before," says Duvall, now 83, sitting with a bowl of soup at this city's old Driskill Hotel. "The name of the family was Hart, so we said 'They warmed their hearts.'" He's never lived in the Lone Star State, but he was embraced as a cultural icon here after his acclaimed performance as Capt.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1989 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
Though he walked away from the CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove" satisfied with the finished product, actor Robert Duvall says the frustrations of working in television have led him to consider giving up acting on the small screen permanently.
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February 12, 2014 | By Gina McIntyre
Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall and groundbreaking visual artist Ralph Steadman will travel to Austin, Texas, next month for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. The trio, along with Jason Bateman and Mike Myers, will be on hand for special hourlong conversations centering on career highlights and new projects. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” director Marc Webb also has joined the roster of SXSW keynote speakers, which includes Lena Dunham, Jason Blum and Casey Neistat.
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February 12, 2014 | By Gina McIntyre
Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall and groundbreaking visual artist Ralph Steadman will travel to Austin, Texas, next month for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. The trio, along with Jason Bateman and Mike Myers, will be on hand for special hourlong conversations centering on career highlights and new projects. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” director Marc Webb also has joined the roster of SXSW keynote speakers, which includes Lena Dunham, Jason Blum and Casey Neistat.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2014 | By Steve Appleford
AUSTIN, Texas - Robert Duvall first came to Texas when he was 10, a San Diego military brat on a visit to his mother's family. It would be his first time on a horse, and his first encounter with the people he would later come to know so well. "These aunts would back up to the fire and lift their skirts to warm their behinds, and I never saw that before," says Duvall, now 83, sitting with a bowl of soup at this city's old Driskill Hotel. "The name of the family was Hart, so we said 'They warmed their hearts.'" He's never lived in the Lone Star State, but he was embraced as a cultural icon here after his acclaimed performance as Capt.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2003 | Manohla Dargis, Times Staff Writer
Forty years ago, Robert Duvall made his film debut standing behind a door in "To Kill a Mockingbird." As Gregory Peck's emotionally damaged neighbor, the mysterious mute "Boo" Radley, Duvall loomed in the frame as silently terrifying as an Easter Island statue. In the decades since, the actor has made a brilliant career out of playing isolated men who, whether dispensing advice to the mob or shouting hallelujah with the faithful, are possessed of a violent and singularly American intensity.
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December 21, 1993 | MARSHALL FINE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robert Duvall, says Richard Harris, "is the closest thing you've got in America to Alec Guinness. As great as Guinness." A chameleon who disappears into his roles, Duvall has also become one of the country's busiest actors since his debut as Boo Radley in "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1962.
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November 16, 1991 | DAVID GRITTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the first time in history, the interior of the Kremlin has been used as a film location. Shooting has been taking place here inside Lenin's original office on the TV film of "Stalin," an HBO production starring Robert Duvall in the title role and Maximilian Schell as Lenin. Few people manage to obtain access to Lenin's office, which is in a continuous state of restoration and is kept as a museum and archive.
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June 25, 2006 | Paul Lieberman, Times Staff Writer
SHORTLY after his 75th birthday this past winter, Robert Duvall found himself on the West Coast, so he told his companion of recent years, Luciana Pedraza, "Let's go find my old house." The place is outside San Diego, where his Navy admiral father was stationed for two years before WWII.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Robert Abele
  The Vietnam-era Southern family saga "Jayne Mansfield's Car," Billy Bob Thornton's first directorial outing in more than a decade, is old-fashioned big-cast melodrama, treated by its director as if it were a nostalgic heirloom. Written with Thornton's "One False Move" co-writer Tom Epperson, the movie even gets away with its classicist vibe for a good while too. Robert Duvall plays an small-town Alabama patriarch with three middle-aged sons (zoned-out loner Thornton, hard-headed Robert Patrick, anti-war hippie Kevin Bacon)
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December 6, 2012 | By Susan King
Two-time Oscar-winning actress Sally Field, currently starring as Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," will receive the Career Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Awards Gala on Jan 5. The 24th annual festival takes place Jan. 3-14. "From her all-American roles that brought her early stardom on television to her memorable and award-winning film performances, Sally Field has impressed audiences with her incredible range," said festival chairman Harold Matzner in a statement Thursday morning.
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August 10, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Dale Olson, an elder statesman of the Hollywood publicity corps whose assignments over a four-decade career included representing Rock Hudson during the last months of the actor's struggle with AIDS, died Thursday of complications of liver cancer. He was 78. Olson, who lived in the Hollywood Hills, died at a nursing facility in Burbank, said his spouse, Eugene Harbin. A savvy promoter of Oscar-worthy movies, Olson helped craft campaigns for stars such as Maggie Smith in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969)
NEWS
July 25, 2012 | By Melanie Mason
WASHINGTON -- Oscar winner Robert Duvall is bringing a little Hollywood cachet to the Mitt Romney fundraising effort. Duvall and his wife, Luciana, are to host Romney supporters at their home in rural Virginia in early September, according to an invitation obtained by the National Journal . Ann Romney is also slated to appear. Tickets range from $2,500 per person to attend a general reception to $25,000 a head for dinner. It's not the first time the actor, whose film credits include "To Kill A Mockingbird," " The Godfather, " The Godfather Part II" and "Apocalypse Now," has gotten involved with Republican politics.
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September 2, 2011 | By Sheri Linden, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The title "Seven Days in Utopia" might suggest a flight of metaphoric whimsy or irony, but it's as literal and earnest as everything in this inspirational drama: It refers to a week the protagonist spends in the small town of Utopia, Texas. Played by Lucas Black, he's a young golfer fresh off a humiliating pro-circuit debut, and he receives life-changing mentoring from a soulful old rancher — Robert Duvall, as a milder version of the many country-wise characters he's brought to life over the decades.
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January 26, 2011 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
In writer-director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Inception," Leonardo DiCaprio portrays a dream-time cat burglar who smuggles ideas in and out of people's minds. But on Tuesday, many Oscar prognosticators felt that "Inception" itself had gotten hijacked ? with Nolan passed over for a widely expected best director nomination even as the movie found itself in the best picture category. But Nolan was hardly alone in the Academy Awards snubs department, with a number of presumed shoo-ins not being invited to this year's ceremony ?
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November 15, 1992 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, Lawrence Christon is a Times staff writer
In a recent interview, British actor Daniel Day-Lewis said, "One of the reasons so many actors of my generation have been drawn to actors in America--Brando first, Clift, De Niro, Pesci, Duvall--is the way in which poetry is created out of the life of someone who can't express himself." Certainly over his 30-year film career Duvall has played plenty of up-tempo redoubtables.
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November 20, 1992 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
In 1930, German journalist Paul Scheffer observed about being in the presence of Joseph Stalin: "You feel at once that he is dangerous." So, too, do you instantly feel that the epic 20th-Century despot ably depicted by Robert Duvall in HBO's "Stalin" is someone to fear deeply. It lasts from the moment you meet him being rejected for World War I service in the czar's crumbling army until his death in 1953, surrounded by toadies at his dacha at Kuntsevo.
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January 6, 2011 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
Few events straddle the glitz and grit of world cinema quite like the Palm Springs International Film Festival . That's thanks to the affair's wildly divergent aims ? to be the U.S.' definitive, highbrow showcase for international movies, and the Coachella Valley's starry, hard-partying answer to the Golden Globes. Both objectives will be served at the 22nd annual festival, which opens Thursday with a screening of "Potiche," a French screwball comedy starring Catherine Deneuve.
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December 15, 2010 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Billboards and commercials for the movie "True Grit" are as ubiquitous this holiday season as six-shooters in a Western saloon. But you won't find the Joel and Ethan Coen film on the list of Golden Globe nominees announced Tuesday. The western was shut out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., with even lead actor Jeff Bridges (who has been nominated on four previous occasions by the group) getting no attention. The shunning of "Grit," which hits theaters next week, comes even as the film has been generating strong award buzz, landing on the American Film Institute's list of top 10 films of the year and garnering 11 Critics' Choice nominations this week.
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