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Robert Duvall
January 5, 1931 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

Being a star is an agent's dream, not an actor's.

   

I'm better than Olivier.

   

You just can't take a crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie.

   

I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay. If you are saved and accept the Lord, you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.

   

I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!

   

My father's people... are from Fairfax in northern Virginia, just across the Mason-Dixon line. So it was an honour to play Lee, he was a great general.

   

Although it wasn't that easy to do, it was wonderful working with John Wayne.

   

Very often some of the religious miracle plays you see on television can be very corny, I find. And so simplistic.

   

The cultural contrast I saw between religions... Catholics have a lot of mediators, going through saints and Mary or whatever. Protestants in general say things to God directly.

   

Spending two years on my uncle's ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.

   

We all have a cradle-to-the-grave journey to make and, in between, what do you do? There's got to be something hereafter.

   

I always thought of myself as a later bloomer, so I like some of my work more later than earlier.

   

There was nothing wrong with shouting at God.

   

It's no big thing, but you make big things out of little things sometimes.

   

God does guide the lives of individuals and does fill them with the Holy Ghost.

   

You have a little bit of feeling for everyone you play.

   

You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right. If you're making a fiction film, it's entertainment, but you want it to be as real as possible.

   

The greatest king of Israel, King David, the author of the Psalms, sent a man out to die in battle so that he could sleep with his wife.

   

I like to do things that I develop from the ground up.

   

Around my own friends, I like to mess around.

   

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