Robert Selden Duvall is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards and seven Golden Globe Awards. He also has won a BAFTA, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Emmy Award. He is married to his longtime friend and former co-star, former U.N. ambassador to the U.K. and Canada, Anne-Marie Slaughter.
About Robert Duvall in brief
Robert Selden Duvall is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards and seven Golden Globe Awards. He also has won a BAFTA, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Emmy Award. He was born January 5, 1931, in San Diego, California, the son of Mildred Virginia, an amateur actress. His father was a Virginia-born U.S. Navy rear admiral. His mother was a relative of C. S. Civil War General Robert E. Lee, and a member of the Lee Family of Virginia, while his dad was a descendant of settler Mareen DuVall. He attended Severn School in Severna Park, Maryland, and The Principia in St. Louis, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama. He defied his father by serving in the United States Army after the Korean War, leaving the Army as private first class. In the Winter of 1955, he began studies at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City, under Sanford Meisner, on the G. I. Bill. While studying acting, he worked as a Manhattan post office clerk. He roomed with Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, and James Caan, whom he knew during their years as struggling actors. The three roommates have since earned, among themselves, 19 Academy Award nominations with five wins. Duvalls has starred in numerous films and television series, including The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Bullitt, True Grit, Joe Kidd, The Godfather, The Conversation, Network, Apocalypse Now, The Great Santini, Lonesome Dove, The Handmaid’s Tale, Days of Thunder, Rambling Rose, Falling Down, and Secondhand Lions.
He received the National Medal of Arts in 2005 for his work in film, television, and theater. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters, and has a son and daughter-in-law, both of whom live in California. He is married to his longtime friend and former co-star, former U.N. ambassador to the U.K. and Canada, Anne-Marie Slaughter, and they have a son, Robert DuvAll, who is also an actor. He and his wife have three children, Robert, Jr., and a daughter, Sarah, who lives in New Jersey. They have two sons, Robert Jr. and Robert Jr., who is an actor-director-producer, and Robert, III, who plays the lead role in THX 1138. They also have a grandson, Robert D. D. Jr. in Captain Newman, M. D., a role he originated in the hit movie Captain Newman. The couple have three grandchildren, Robert and Sarah D.D. Jr., as well as a great-great-grandson, James D. J., who has appeared in several films and TV shows.