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Robert Duvall Quotes:

I always considered myself as a character actor. I always try to be versatile to show different sides of human experience.

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I love the smell of juice boxes in the morning. – I love the smell of juice boxes in the morning.

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

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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.

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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.

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To this day, I still think Lonesome Dove is my best part.

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You get below the Mason-Dixon line and you have some of the best music, culture, the two races, the literature, and it’s so rich.

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

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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.

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

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

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I’ve always remembered something Sanford Meisner, my acting teacher, told us. When you create a character, it’s like making a chair, except instead of making someting out of wood, you make it out of yourself. That’s the actor’s craft – using yourself to create a character.

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Well, it’s like my movie, ‘The Apostle.’ Some people in the North don’t get that movie. They think that, in the South, if you don’t shout, you can’t play one of those guys.

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

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We either accept weaknesses in good people or we have to tear pages out of the Bible.

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Everybody likes to win.

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Today, everything has to be made by committee, and has to have special effects, but there’s always room for good films.

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Stripping away artifice – it’s the constant standard I aim for in acting, to approximate life. People talk about being bigger than life – but there’s nothing bigger than life.

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I am getting some good offers still. Some nice things are coming my way just as they always have, so unless I lose my inspiration or there is too much drool to wipe, I will keep going.

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I think there are more good young actors now than ever. It’s a medium that everyone wants to be connected with – it is such a hip medium going into the 21st century.

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Some people say, ‘Do you have any theories on acting?’ And I say, well maybe: I think you can start with zero and end with zero. You don’t have to go anywhere, you don’t have to go for the result.

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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.

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One thing I like about Argentina, they only cook with salt; that’s it.

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There was nothing wrong with shouting at God.

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The money part is one of the most difficult things. Coppola always said I should do a tango movie. If it hadn’t been for him, I don’t know where we would have gotten the money.

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I love going to black churches, and I love some of these black preachers. The best preacher I ever saw in my life was a 93-year-old in a black church in Hamilton, Virginia. What a preacher!

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My uncle always said that I could have been a rancher.

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My father’s peopleā€¦ 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.

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It’s a cyclical thing. When they make one, everyone loves them. Different genres come around in succession. People always welcome the western. It’s America’s genre.

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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!

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

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I hope I left behind a legacy that people will enjoy. But whatever they want to say, I can’t predict.

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

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

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

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Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn’t the beginning or end for filmmaking.

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High Noon is a pretty corny movie.

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

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Around my own friends, I like to mess around.

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I’m better than Olivier.

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

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Too many people think that economics is this subject that should wait until the university level. But it can’t wait that long.

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When I knew nothing, I thought I could do anything.

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I try not to look for messages in films.

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I’ve always liked country music. It’s a certain aspect of America that goes back to the British Isles and the influence is very native to America.

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I wouldn’t mind starting to ride some more if I had a really good horse to just work a little bit with every day.

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I don’t have many people showing up at my door. Very few people come out. When they do, I get a little suspicious. I live way up on a hill, way, way back in the country.

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I like the good feeling movies.

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Well, I can’t live without a woman. I have to have a woman, have to have a wife.

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What drives me is I love my profession. I love to do it.

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Who is Robert Duvall?

The American actor Robert Selden Duvall has more than six decades of experience. He was named to the seven Golden Globe and Academy Awards and was awarded a BAFTA award, a Screen Actors Guild award and an Emmy award. In 2005 he was awarded the National Arts Medal.