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The Judge (2014)

Robert Duvall as "Judge Joseph Palmer"

Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.), a brilliant but shady attorney, returns to his Indiana hometown after learning that his mother has passed away. His arrival triggers renewed tension between himself and his father, Judge Joseph Palmer (Robert Duvall), who makes no secret of his disapproval of Hank's morally ambiguous career. As the lawyer prepares to depart, his father is arrested for a hit-and-run death. Hank takes on his father's defense, despite the objections of the resentful old man.

Golden Globe (2014) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Get Low (2009)

Robert Duvall as "Felix Bush"

When much-feared hermit Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) comes to town with a wad of cash and announces his intention to preside over his own funeral, fast-talking mortician Frank Quinn (Bill Murray) smells a big payday in the air. Frank sends his young apprentice, Buddy, to charm Felix and win Felix's business. As the day of the unusual event approaches, Buddy uncovers a long-held secret involving the hermit, a local widow (Sissy Spacek) and an Illinois preacher.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

A Civil Action (1998)

Robert Duvall as "Jerome Facher"

In this legal thriller based on a true story, John Travolta stars as Jan Schlichtmann, a tenacious personal-injury attorney whose fierce determination entangles him in a case that threatens to destroy him. The case -- which appears straight forward -- instead evolves into a labyrinthine lawsuit of vast dimensions, in the intelligent, fast-paced drama, "A Civil Action."

Academy Award (1998) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1998) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

The Apostle (1998)

Robert Duvall as "Euliss 'Sonny' Dewey-The Apostle E.F."

After Sonny (Robert Duvall), an eccentric Pentecostal preacher, learns that his wife is having an affair, he beats her lover into a coma and flees the state of Texas. Now in a small Louisiana town, Sonny goes by the name of "Apostle E.F." and opens a new church with the help of a retired reverend (John Beasley). While battling personal demons and injecting new life into his congregation, Sonny dates a radio station worker (Miranda Richardson) and searches for peace in his new life.

Academy Award (1998) Nominated Best Actor
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Lonesome Dove (1989)

From 1989: Two former Texas Rangers (Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones) renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory. Based on Larry McMurtry's novel.

Golden Globe (1990) Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Tender Mercies (1983)

Robert Duvall as "Mac Sledge"

Down-on-his-luck country singer Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall) has nowhere to turn when he wakes up in a motel, short on cash. So he takes a job from Rosa Lee (Tess Harper), the kindly widow who runs the place. Mac begins to fall for Rosa, who helps him confront his drinking, and also finds an unexpected bond with Rosa's young son (Allan Hubbard). When the opportunity for a career comeback surfaces, Mac must choose between his new life and the life he let slip through his hands.

Academy Award (1983) Won Best Actor
Golden Globe (1983) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Great Santini (1979)

Robert Duvall as "Lt. Col. `'Bull'` Meechum"

Bull Meechum (Robert Duvall) is a great fighter pilot -- so great that he dubs himself "The Great Santini." While his take-no-prisoners attitude and willingness to fight has served him well in the military, he's unable to turn it off at home. Eventually his competitive nature and abusive behavior take their toll on his relationships with his wife (Blythe Danner) and his rebellious 18-year-old son (Michael O'Keefe) after a friendly father-and-son basketball game turns ugly.

Academy Award (1980) Nominated Best Actor

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