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Born: January 5, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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2007:
Cast as Eric Bana's father in "Lucky You"
1988:
Co-starred with Sean Penn as Los Angeles street cops assigned to gang detail in "Colors"
1976:
Earned rave reviews for his portrayal of television executive Frank Hackett in Sidney Lumet's "Network"
1979:
Featured as the gung ho Lt. Col. Kilgore in Coppola's Vietnam epic "Apocalypse Now"; earned second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor
1955:
Moved to NYC to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse
1963:
Played Capt. Paul Cabot Winston in "Captain Newman, M.D."
2002:
Portrayed General Robert E. Lee in the Civil War drama "Gods and Generals"
1970:
Portrayed Major Frank Burns in Altman's "M*A*S*H"
1997:
Received critical acclaim for writing, directing, and starring as a Pentecostal Christian preacher in "The Apostle"; earned an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, and SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actor
1977:
Returned to Broadway to appear as Walter Cole in David Mamet's "American Buffalo"
1966:
Starred in the original Broadway production of "Wait Until Dark"
2002:
Wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the drama "Assassination Tango"
1998:
Co-starred in "A Civil Action" as the opposing counsel to John Travolta; earned sixth career Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor
1974:
Acted in Coppola's "The Conversation"; first film with friend Gene Hackman
1998:
Co-starred in Altman's "The Gingerbread Man"
1981:
Co-starred with Robert De Niro for "True Confessions"
1966:
First film with Marlon Brando, "The Chase"; adapted from Foote's story and play
1995:
First teamed with Billy Bob Thornton for "The Stars Fell on Henrietta"
1965:
Gained notice for his performance of Eddie in Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge"; Dustin Hoffman was the assistant director
2009:
Played supporting role in "Crazy Heart," starring Jeff Bridges in his Oscar-winning role
1996:
Made a cameo appearance as Karl Childers' father in "Sling Blade"; starred Billy Bob Thornton, who also wrote and directed
2009:
Played an old, dying man in the feature adaptation of Joe Penhall's novel "The Road"
1968:
Played the old nemesis of John Wayne's Marshall 'Rooster' Cogburn in "True Grit"
2005:
Played Will Ferrell's father in the comedy "Kicking & Screaming"
1980:
Portrayed a hard-nosed military man in "The Great Santini"; earned first Best Actor Academy Award nomination
2000:
Produced, co-wrote, and co-starred in "A Shot at Glory"
1993:
Re-teamed with Hackman for "Geronimo: An American Legend"
1953:
Served two years in the United States Army
2003:
Co-starred with Kevin Costner in compelling Western "Open Range"
1975:
Documentary film directing debut, "We're Not the Jet Set"
1958:
First association with playwright Horton Foote, the NY production of "The Midnight Caller"
1968:
First movie with director Robert Altman and actor James Caan, "Countdown"
1975:
Last film to date with Caan, "The Killer Elite"
1983:
Made feature directing and screenwriting debut with "Angelo, My Love"
1958:
Made off-Broadway debut in George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession"
2006:
Played an aging cowboy in AMC miniseries "Broken Trail"; earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actor in a Miniseries
1971:
Played the title role in George Lucas' feature directing debut "THX 1138"; executive produced by Coppola
1996:
Produced and starred opposite James Earl Jones in "A Family Thing"; co-scripted by Billy Bob Thornton
1969:
Initial screen collaboration with director Francis Ford Coppola, "The Rain People"
1959:
Made his first television appearance on "Armstrong Circle Theatre" (NBC)
1962:
Made his screen debut was as Boo Radley in "To Kill a Mockingbird"; screenplay by Foote
1972:
Offered critically acclaimed performance as Consigliere Tom Hagen in "The Godfather"; re-teamed with director Francis Ford Coppola and actors Caan and Brando; earned first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor
2006:
Played a tobacco tycoon in Jason Reitman's satirical comedy "Thank You for Smoking"
1984:
Played cynical sportswriter Max Mercy in "The Natural"
1995:
Played Julia Roberts' straying father in "Something to Talk About"
1992:
Played the title role in HBO biopic "Stalin"; nominated for an Emmy Award
1972:
Portrayed a handyman who falls in love with an abandoned pregnant woman in "Tomorrow"; screenplay written by Horton Foote
1996:
Portrayed Adolph Eichmann in the TNT movie, "The Man Who Captured Eichmann"
1983:
Portrayed country Western singer Mac Sledge in Horton Foote's Oscar-winning script "Tender Mercies"; first producing credit and first credit as a song performer
1974:
Reprised the role of Tom Hagen for "The Godfather, Part II"
1989:
Starred as Gus McRae in CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove"; earned an Emmy nomination
1972:
Supported Clint Eastwood in John Sturges' "Joe Kidd"
2010:
Portrayed a backwoods hermit who stages his own premature funeral in "Get Low"
2003:
Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
2011:
Played a Russian general in HBO romantic drama "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
2012:
Cast opposite Tom Cruise in action drama "Jack Reacher"

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