• Jason  Robards

    Jason Robards

    Born on July 26th, 1922

    From Chicago, Illinois

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Inherit the Wind Poster

Inherit the Wind

A biblical orator (Kirk Douglas) opposes a liberal lawyer (Jason Robards) defending a man for teaching Darwinism in the 1920s South.

Won
Outstanding Lead Actor for a Miniseries or Special
Sakharov Poster

Sakharov

Andrei Sakharov (Jason Robards) is an acclaimed nuclear physicist living in Moscow. Though he leads the development of Russia's hydrogen bomb, Andrei becomes politically disillusioned as tensions between the U.S.S.R. and the United States continue to rise. He willfully jeopardizes his career by speaking out against his government's oppression of the Russian people, and is eventually demoted. Unfazed, Andrei publishes essays critical of the Soviet government, and is exiled to a small city.

Golden Globe (1985)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Melvin and Howard Poster

Melvin and Howard

When luckless dreamer Melvin Dummar (Paul Le Mat) rescues a grizzled, half-dead man (Jason Robards) from the desert, he's skeptical of the man's claim that he's actually reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. But in the wake of Hughes' death a decade later, a will appears naming Melvin the recipient of $156 million, and a media circus ensues. Accused of forgery, Melvin vigorously maintains his innocence despite a strong intuition that he'll never see any of the money.

Golden Globe (1981)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated
Actor in a Supporting Role