Robert Duvall Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


5th June 2015

Quote: "I put my wife in to play a lady (Texas) Ranger. I'd put her in the Tango movie years ago and she got the best reviews and never let me forget it...! She's terrific, a terrific actress, but difficult to deal with. It's like playing doubles with your wife in tennis; she wouldn't listen to anything I said!" Hollywood veteran Robert Duvall jokes about working with his wife, Luciana Pedraza, in his new film Wild Horses, which he wrote, directed and starred in.


4th June 2015

Fact: Robert Duvall and Dustin Hoffman used to be roommates before they both found fame in Hollywood.


4th June 2015

Quote: "When he had the big scene with (Al) Pacino in the garden, he would lean back and his lines would be in the tree and then he'd have his lines (at his feet) and we'd take them away and put in a wedding invitation..." Robert Duvall used to prank his THE GODFATHER co-star Marlon Brando by moving the cue cards he relied on to help him remember his lines.


15th November 2014

Quote: "I've been on this planet a long time, I've had a few other better halves, but she's the best better half I've ever had." Robert Duvall pays a humorous tribute to his fourth wife, Luciana Pedraza, as he accepts the Hollywood Supporting Actor at the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards. The couple wed in 2005.


12th October 2014

Quote: "Billy Bob (Thornton) left me a note that some girl I knew like, eight movies back, that I had a crush on... wants to reconsider and meet." Robert Duvall fell victim to the prankster on the set of serious new drama The Judge. The veteran actor reveals he, Thornton and fellow co-star Robert Downey, Jr. would often pass silly notes back and forth before tense court scenes to lighten the mood.


10th October 2014

Quote: "The worst thing for an old man is an old woman. So I'm trying to live that philosophy out." Robert Duvall, 83, jokes about his reasons for marrying fourth wife Luciana Pedraza, who is 41 years his junior.


24th June 2013

Quote: "We do it on purpose. He's sort of my mentor. I've known him for 25 years. He's been a real inspiration. He's so authentic and honest as an actor." Billy Bob Thornton loves making movies with Robert Duvall.


14th March 2013

Fact: Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. are to play father and son in new movie The Judge.


30th August 2011

Quote: "I think in the city here it was overrated." The Godfather star Robert Duvall was surprised by how tame Hurricane Irene was when it swept through New York over the weekend (27-28Aug11) after Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued evacuation orders for 270,000 residents of the city as a safety precaution.


14th January 2011

Quote: "Here's what I've learned over the years. I'd tell him some dark secrets about something, a girl or something I did. We'd be alone at night, having a beer or coffee... and I'd say, 'Listen, I did such and such, and please Bobby, you're my buddy, don't say anything. He'd say, 'Yeah, yeah, sure.' Then he'd wait until there's a room of 500 people and say, 'What about the time you f**ked that girl?' or whatever. He's done that to me a hundred times and I'm still stupid enough to tell him private s**t. He is the most blatantly honest guy." James Caan has learned not to tell all to pal Robert Duvall over the years.


13th January 2011

Quote: "The tango is a never-ending thing, we still go. The older you get, it's more difficult to stay loose, stiff in the shoulders and all that stuff. My wife and I dance socially, that's what the tango is - social. In a club in Argentina, that's what they do." Robert Duvall's Argentinian wife Luciana Pedraza keeps him fit with tango sessions.


6th January 2011

Fact: James Caan, Billy Bob Thornton and Andy Garcia all turned out to honour movie legend Robert Duvall as he celebrated his 80th birthday on Wednesday (05Jan11) by cementing his place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Godfather icon placed his hands and feet in cement outside the historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard as his pals paid tribute to his accomplished career.


8th December 2010

Quote: "Nikita Mikhalkov's father, who was Stalin's personal poet and wrote the national anthem, said we did a good job. That's the best review I've ever gotten." Robert Duvall on playing Russian leader Josef Stalin in 1992's Stalin.


6th December 2010

Quote: "Working with Jimmy Caan, there were a lot of jokes. He's the greatest guy in the world to work with. (Marlon) Brando's still trying to remember a joke Jimmy told 25 years ago." Robert Duvall insists pal James Caan is good fun on film sets - and even the dead are still laughing at his jokes.


16th June 2010

Quote: "He's an inquisitive guy. He wanted to learn something about the tango, so my wife and I taught him a few tango steps. He's a talented guy." Robert Duvall on GET LOW co-star Bill Murray.


16th June 2010

Quote: "I like westerns, and I would like to do some more. But I have to prepare myself. I'm 79... I've got to ease myself back into it. When I did Lonesome Dove, I was riding everything... but when I did Broken Trail, I had to buy a horse a year in advance to get ready (and) I busted six ribs before I did Open Range. I landed on my head once, too." Robert Duvall dreams of making one more western.


16th June 2010

Quote: "I don't know why they're doing that. Jeff is a wonderful actor but I don't know why they want to do a remake." Robert Duvall can't understand why the Coen Brothers are remaking True Grit with his Crazy Heart co-star Jeff Bridges.


16th June 2010

Quote: "I was at this club in Dallas for an event. Real crowded. I was kind of jammed against a wall and every so often this guy walks by and sort of nods, like he's not going to let anybody else know that he knows me... Then, finally, he stops by me, sticks up his thumb, and goes, 'Yeah! Terry Bradshaw!'" Robert Duvall is mistaken for the American football great.


2nd June 2010

Fact: Robert Duvall is set to be honoured with the Compass Rose Award at the Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts. The award is given to actors who inspire screenwriters. The Oscar winner will be presented with the accolade during the event, which takes place from 17 to 20 June (10).


31st July 2009

Fact: Benicio Del Toro has been honoured for his big screen achievements in Havana, Cuba. The star - who played Cuban activist Che Guevara in two films last year (08) - was handed the Tomas Gutierrez Alea prize at a ceremony attended by actors Robert Duvall, James Caan and Bill Murray.


14th November 2007

Fact: Oscar winners Robert Duvall and Reese Witherspoon are set to team up for a new festive film. FOUR CHRISTMASES will also star Vince Vaughn, who is tasting success with his first yuletide film, FRED CLAUS.


23rd October 2007

Quote: "I call him Wacko. He worked hard at being crazy." Robert Duvall quickly coined a nickname for his prank-loving WE OWN THE NIGHT co-star, JOAQUIN PHOENIX.


15th October 2007

Fact: Movie great Robert Duvall once owned opera legend ENRICO CARUSO's old apartment in New York.


18th September 2007

Fact: Robert Duvall and his wife LUCIANA own a seven-suite hotel in northern Argentina.


17th September 2007

Fact: Movie veteran Robert Duvall's Outstanding Lead Actor in A Miniseries or TV Movie award (for BROKEN TRAIL) was the actor's first Emmy.


17th September 2007

Fact: Movie veteran Robert Duvall's Outstanding Lead Actor in A Miniseries or TV Movie award (for BROKEN TRAIL) was the actor's first Emmy.


3rd March 2007

Quote: "I was holding on to the side of that 'copter, because I'm afraid of heights. It was horrible - my nuts were up in my throat." Movie tough guy Robert Duvall admits he was terrified when he shot the famous battle sequences in Apocalypse Now.


2nd March 2007

Quote: "Maybe the best movie I've seen in 25 years is APOCALYPTO... When I saw that film, I'd never seen anything like it." Hollywood great Robert Duvall is a big fan of Mel Gibson's new epic.


29th May 2006

Quote: "Those people are terrific on that... This is the way these people are. It might be better than The Godfather." Movie icon Robert Duvall, who played concigliere TOM HAGEN in The Godfathers I and II, is a big fan of TV mobster series The Sopranos.


26th May 2006

Quote: "We talk about adoption, and then all of a sudden we don't talkabout it. It's a tough thing... You don't talk about it too much when you shoot blanks." Movie legend Robert Duvall fears he'll never be a dad.


9th May 2006

Fact: Robert Duvall was originally cast to play Kathy Bates' husband in new Matthew Mcconaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker romantic comedy FAILURE TO LAUNCH. He was replaced by American football legend TERRY BRADSHAW.


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