Sunday, September 16, 2007

Robert Duvall

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.

3 comments:

Queen of Dysfunction said...

I love Robert Duvall above almost any other actor working today. He has always struck me as a plain and simple class act, although I have to say that my favorite movie that he did is not listed here. It's "The Apostle". What a great flick, and sorely under-rated.

skywriter said...

I loved The Great Santini. He was incredible in that.

Bob said...

I agree that he belongs in the company of the men you cited. I have not seen the Great Santini. Pat Conroy is one of my favorite authors, though, and Robert Duval is my favorite actor, so I should get the flick!