Robert Duvall Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Robert Duvall Net Worth 2020 – An iconic actor, Robert Duvall is synonymous to great talent and proficiency. Gifted with great artistic endowment, he has made huge mark in all the forms of entertainment whether theatre, television or films through his soulful rendition and absolute mastery.
Robert Selden Duvall was born to William Howard Duvall and Mildred Virginia in San Diego, California. While his father was a Virginia-born US Navy admiral, his mother was an amateur actress.
He had an English, German, Swiss German, French Huguenot, Welsh and Scottish ancestry. He was raised in Christian Science religion.
He received his formal education from Severn School. He graduated from The Principia in St Louis Missouri in 1953 and later enrolled at the Principia College in Illinois.
From 1955 until 1957, he studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York, wherein he was trained by Sanford Meisner. It was there that he befriended Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman
Besides receiving his acting training, he took up odd jobs for survival which included working as a clerk in Manhattan post office, doing clerical work at Macy’s and driving a truck.
His first stint at acting professionally was in 1952, playing the role of a Pilot for a stage show, Laughter in the Stars, an adaptation of The Little Prince.
He was drafted to serve the United States Army for a year from 1953 to 1954. It was during his service at the military that he acted in an amateur production of the comedy, ‘Room Service’.
After relieving himself of the military duties, he returned to theater and was cast in a variety of roles in 1955 including, Eddie Davis in Ronald Alexander’s ‘Time Out For Ginger’, Hal Carter in William Inge’s ‘Picnic’, Charles Wilder in John Willard’s ‘The Cat And The Canary’, Paris in Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ and John the Witchboy in William Berney and Howard Richardson’s ‘Dark Of The Moon’.
Tremendous artistic capabilities and acting talent won him much popularity and varied roles. Year 1957 witnessed him play the characters of Mr. Mayher in Agatha Christie’s ‘Witness For The Prosecution’, Hector in Jean Anouilh’s ‘Thieves’ Carnivall’ and Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller’s ‘A View from the Bridge’
Other than appearing at the Gateway Theatre, he also made an appearance at the Augusta Civic Theatre, McLean Theatre and Virginia and the Arena Theatre. After playing so many characters in theatre, he became a leading actor of the theatre.
He made his Off-Broadway debut in 1958 playing the character of Frank Gardner in George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Mrs. Warren’s Profession’. Some of his other Broadway works include Michael Shurtleff’s‘Call Me By My Rightful Name’ and William Snyder’s ‘The Days and Nights of BeeBeeFenstermaker’
In 1959, he made his debut on television for ‘Armstrong Circle Theatre’, in the episode, ‘The Jailbreak’. Ever since then, he made regular guest appearances in several television shows including, ‘Naked City’, ‘The Untouchables’, ‘Route 66’, ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘The Outer Limits’, ‘The Fugitive’ and so on.
No sooner, he became a major figure in the Hollywood film industry. Though he had appeared in a number of films, his biggest breakthrough came with the 1972 film, ‘The Godfather’ in which he played the character of Tom Hagen. He reprised his role for the sequel in 1974.
The decade of 1980 opened with a bang as he earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for the film, ‘Tender Mercies’. His other releases for the decade included ‘The Natural’ and‘Colors’. Additionally, he appeared in the miniseries ‘Lonesome Dove’
The decade of 1990 was the busiest year in terms of film career as he made an appearance in as many as 21 films, sometimes starring in four films in a single year.
While all his films did good business at the box office, two exceptionally successful ones include the Academy Award nominated flick, ‘The Apostle’ and ‘A Civil Action’.
He started year 2000 with three releases scheduled, ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’, ‘The 6th Day’ and ‘A Shot at Glory’. Eventually, he was seen appearing in a number of movies, some of which include ‘Assassination Tango’, ‘Gods and Generals’, ‘Open Range’, ‘Four Christmases’, ‘Thank You For Smoking’, ‘Get Low’ and so on.
In 2011, he played the role of Johnny Crawford in ‘Seven Days in Utopia’. The following year, he had two releases with ‘Jayne Mansfield’s Car’ and ‘Jack Reacher’.
Robert Duvall has a net worth of $70 million.