Robert Duvall is one of the greats, don't argue with me - it's a fact. He was cast from similar molds as John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, or Henry Fonda. Here is a scene from his breakout role:
And another scene that gave us a great quote:
Then here is something more recent:
OK, that is plenty of video clips for one post - I think we all get the idea.
Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.
I believe he meant it, even if it was in a movie. He refused to work for Dreamworks when Steven Speilberg flew to Cuba. On Hollywood political activists: "They should keep their mouths shut." The man will take a stand. I respect that.