Oscar Winning Actor Robert Duvall to be Honored with historic hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese theatre to celebrate 50 years of excellence in film
hollywoodnews.com: Robert Duvall will be honored on Wednesday, January 5 at 11:00 am with a Handprint and Footprint Ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre along the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame to celebrate 50 years of Excellence in film.
This year for his outstanding performance as Felix Bush in Sony Pictures Classics’ ‘GET LOW’ Duvall is nominated for a SAG Best Actor Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Critic’s Choice award for ‘Best Actor,’ he has already won ‘The Best Actor Award’ at the Hollywood Film Festival, and recently received a career Tribute by the Gotham Awards and will be honored by the Palm Springs International Film Festival in early 2011 with the ‘Career Achievement Award.’
‘GET LOW’ is a magical and moving blend of folk tale, fable and real-life legend. ‘GET LOW’ is a movie spun in the Southern storytelling tradition about the mysterious 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party, while he was still alive. The film arrives on Blu-ray® and DVD February 22, 2011 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Duvall won the Academy Award® as Best Actor for his role in ‘Tender Mercies,’ and has earned Golden Globes for his performances in ‘Apocalypse Now,’ ‘Tender Mercies,’ ‘Lonesome Dove’ and ‘Stalin.’ More recently, Duvall was honored with an Emmy Award for his iconic portrayal of ‘Print Ritter’ in AMC’s Broken Trail.
A leading man since the 1960s, ROBERT DUVALL has specialized in taciturn cowboys, fierce leaders and driven characters of all types. Respected by his peers and adored by audiences worldwide, he has earned numerous Oscar nominations for his performances in ‘A Civil Action,’ ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Apocalypse Now,’ ‘The Great Santini’ and ‘The Apostle.’
Duvall made his big screen debut, as the creepy ‘Boo Radley’ in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’ He has gone on to star in such classics as ‘Bullitt,’ ‘True Grit,’ ‘M*A*S*H,’ ‘The Conversation,’ ‘Network,’ ‘The Natural,’ ‘Colors,’ ‘Days Of Thunder,’ ‘A Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Rambling Rose,’ ‘Wrestling Ernest Hemingway,’ ‘Phenomenon’, ‘A Civil Action,’ ‘Open Range,’ and ‘Thank You For Smoking,’ among many others.
As a director and producer, Duvall got behind the camera for his labor of love project ‘The Apostle’ in which he also starred. The film went on to earn many accolades, including being named on over seventy-five film critics Top 10 Films for 1997’s lists, including the ‘New York Times’ and ‘Los Angeles Times.’ He also wrote, produced and starred in ‘Assassination Tango.’
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