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Actor Robert Duvall to host Romney fundraiser
The Hill ^ | 07/25/12 | Justin Sink

Posted on 07/25/2012 10:39:03 AM PDT by kingattax

While President Obama is usually the candidate rubbing elbows with Hollywood's celebrities — just this week it was announced the president's campaign would host fundraisers with the cast of "The Wire" and Vogue editor Anna Wintour — Mitt Romney is looking to cash in with some star power of his own.

Actor Robert Duvall, star of "Apocalypse Now" and "The Godfather," will host a fundraiser for the Republican presidential hopeful in September at his Virginia home.

According to the invitation — obtained Wednesday by the National Journal — tickets to the event are $2,500 per person, while a $10,000 donation will assure you a photo with Duvall. For $25,000, supporters will get to enjoy dinner at the Duvall home.

While Romney is not expected to attend, his wife, Ann, is scheduled to be there.

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1 posted on 07/25/2012 10:39:06 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
It's not personal, President Obie. It's business...
2 posted on 07/25/2012 10:44:33 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I finally got around to watching his portrayal of Stalin, I was skeptical going in, but he pulled it off.


3 posted on 07/25/2012 10:46:13 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: kingattax

Duvall’s one of my all-time favorites. Godfather, The Great Santini, Network, it goes on and on.

A couple of smaller Duvall films I’d recommend for FReepers (who haven’t seen them yet): Secondhand Lions (with Michael Caine) and The Apostle. The former is a great little family film that is just a hoot, and the latter is simply one of the best performances of Duvall’s career. The final 15 minutes or so is Oscarworthy all by itself.


4 posted on 07/25/2012 10:48:53 AM PDT by DemforBush (Ever notice we never see Mayor Bloomberg and Louis XIV at the same time?)
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To: kingattax

I was going to say “I love the smell of Romney in the morning” but thought it might be misinterpreted.


5 posted on 07/25/2012 10:54:58 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

LOL.


6 posted on 07/25/2012 10:55:28 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: kingattax
Me and you and a `tard named Boo
7 posted on 07/25/2012 10:56:11 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: DemforBush

Duval has been one of my favorites for many years. I felt a little dismayed with him while watching a sports fishing show with one of the usual hosts a decade or so ago. While fishing in Costa Rica, he made a comment about the military and how Costa Rica didn’t need one because “they took care of things themselves”. I didn’t know what to think of that but I’ll give him a break being around all those “morons in Hollywood” as James Caan calls them.


8 posted on 07/25/2012 10:56:19 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: DemforBush

“Wrestling Ernest Hemingway”, he actually convinced me in that movie that he was Cuban.


9 posted on 07/25/2012 10:58:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: kingattax

“it smells like victory...”


10 posted on 07/25/2012 10:58:42 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: DemforBush
Secondhand Lions (with Michael Caine)

I like this movie except for the fact that the kid never showed a bit of artistic talent in the beginning, and all of a sudden he's Berke Breathed? I would have been more satisfied if he were a world traveler or a novelist retelling the old men's adventures. That was about the only weak point for me. Otherwise, fun movie.
11 posted on 07/25/2012 10:59:33 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: tumblindice
Me and you and a `tard named Boo

I hope you're not expressing contempt for just about the finest English language film ever made.

12 posted on 07/25/2012 11:00:30 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Thorliveshere

I’ll watch anything with Duvall or Caine.


13 posted on 07/25/2012 11:00:30 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator
I’ll watch anything with Duvall or Caine.

So you've seen THX-1138?
14 posted on 07/25/2012 11:01:44 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: kingattax
"It's a pretty day for making things right."


15 posted on 07/25/2012 11:01:44 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: kingattax
I'd pay that much to meet Boo Radley and Tom Hagen,never mind Romney.
16 posted on 07/25/2012 11:02:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: kingattax

Thank you, Mr. Duvall.


17 posted on 07/25/2012 11:03:11 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: DemforBush

I’d like to add “Tender Mercies” to your list.


18 posted on 07/25/2012 11:03:29 AM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: DemforBush

“Duvall’s one of my all-time favorites. Godfather, The Great Santini, Network, it goes on and on.”

I agree but you left out Duvall’s epic portrayal of Augustus Macrae in Lonesome Dove. IMHO the best work he has ever done.


19 posted on 07/25/2012 11:03:53 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: DemforBush

Colors was another good Duval film.


20 posted on 07/25/2012 11:07:55 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: DemforBush

When I am browsing movie selections one of my key criteria is “does it have Robert Duvall in it?”

His projects have always ranged from outstanding to passably entertaining. I have never seen him in anything that was actually bad.


21 posted on 07/25/2012 11:09:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

‘Falling Down’, another good one.


22 posted on 07/25/2012 11:13:12 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Cyman

Not to mention “Broken Trail” and “Open Range”.


23 posted on 07/25/2012 11:14:19 AM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: DemforBush

“Seven Days in Utopia” - some marginal acting by bit players, but Duvall is just excellent throughout.


24 posted on 07/25/2012 11:20:44 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: kingattax

Oh how I love the smell of incinerated Commies in morning!!


25 posted on 07/25/2012 11:21:22 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: kingattax

He’s always been one of my favorites. He was the one I liked best in the Godfather


26 posted on 07/25/2012 11:24:03 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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27 posted on 07/25/2012 11:24:44 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: kingattax
Rubbin's racin'.
28 posted on 07/25/2012 11:25:14 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: DemforBush
"The Apostle"

Indeed. Nice turns from Billy Bob and Farrah Fawcett.

29 posted on 07/25/2012 11:28:55 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: kingattax

My favorite was LONESOME DOVE.


30 posted on 07/25/2012 11:35:37 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. - Modified Descartes)
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To: kingattax

One of the best actors around.


31 posted on 07/25/2012 11:37:10 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: kingattax
How `bout a poke?
32 posted on 07/25/2012 11:37:21 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: fish hawk
I love Open Range, and watch it every 2 or 3 weeks.

Boss Spearman: It's a pretty day for makin' things right!

Charley Waite: Well you may not know this, but theres things that gnaw at a man worse than dying.

33 posted on 07/25/2012 11:37:36 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Thorliveshere; DemforBush
Re: Secondhand Lions

Very enjoyable movie. I first watched it only because a friend owned one of the horses used during filming. It has turned into a favorite. Besides, Duvall and Caine are some of the best actors out there.

34 posted on 07/25/2012 11:38:53 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Definitely.


35 posted on 07/25/2012 11:39:47 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“It’s not personal, President Obie. It’s business... “

Love it!


36 posted on 07/25/2012 11:44:19 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: kingattax

I thought Duvall was conservative?!


37 posted on 07/25/2012 11:46:26 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!
I thought Duvall was conservative?!

By Hollywood standards, he is.

38 posted on 07/25/2012 11:48:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: OSHA; dfwgator
I’d like to add “Tender Mercies” to your list.

ABSOLUTELY!

What a remarkable film it was and still remains. Robert Duvall transformed himself into Mac Sledge, a down and out Country singer/songwriter who puts his life back together. Duvall rightly won an Oscar for his leading role.

What I find appealing about Tender Mercies is that it's one of the few Hollywood releases that doesn't mock Southerners, Texas or Christianity. In fact, Mac's redemption through Christ is treated respectfully and with dignity. The baptismal scene is accurately portrayed and like the entire movie, was shot just south of Dallas.

Rent it, buy it...just get it. Be warned that there are no monsters or exploding cars so it's not suitable for everyone. But if want to see a superb character study, this is among the best. And, oh yes, Wilford Brimley is in it and he's always a great addition to a film.

Ping to dfwgator since we often are on the same page when it comes to sports and movies. Have you seen it?

39 posted on 07/25/2012 11:56:22 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

I remember seeing it awhile back, not exactly my cup of tea, but I still liked watching Duvall.


40 posted on 07/25/2012 11:57:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: DemforBush

Secondhand Lions was a pleasant surprise. Duvall is a great actor.


41 posted on 07/25/2012 11:57:39 AM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: kingattax
He was the original Frank Burns


42 posted on 07/25/2012 11:58:56 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: re_nortex; onyx

It must have KILLED Hollywood to give Duval an oscar for Tender Mercies. Years later, he had to finance The Apostle with his own money. Fortunately, he made money on the film, despite the studio’s limited release of it : )


43 posted on 07/25/2012 12:06:36 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: kingattax

Great actor... a real American... unlike that pos commie fag de niro.

LLS


44 posted on 07/25/2012 12:09:52 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: dfwgator

He was also in the original True Grit with the great John Wayne. Duvall played Ned Pepper.

FILL YOUR HANDS YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!


45 posted on 07/25/2012 12:12:42 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: kingattax

Interesting!


46 posted on 07/25/2012 12:15:19 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: stephenjohnbanker; onyx
It must have KILLED Hollywood to give Duval an oscar for Tender Mercies.

And to make it even more painful for Hollyweird, Robert Duvall has these points against him from their viewpoint:


47 posted on 07/25/2012 12:16:44 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: fish hawk
You beat me to it. "Open Range" was great.


48 posted on 07/25/2012 12:17:42 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: re_nortex; onyx

” And to make it even more painful for Hollyweird, Robert Duvall has these points against him from their viewpoint:

He’s from a military family.
He served in the army.
He supports the GOP.
Although his personal beliefs are sketchy, he has respect for Christianity and Christians.
He doesn’t hate the South.
...and he’s a relative of Robert E. Lee! “

If they had known all of this, he never would have got it : )


49 posted on 07/25/2012 12:21:33 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You mean Robert DeQueero? LOL


50 posted on 07/25/2012 12:23:28 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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