Robert Duvall on Coppola and ‘The Godfather’

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Actor Robert Duvall gives praise to Francis Ford Coppola’s relaxed directing style and describes the playful atmosphere on the film set of The Godfather. “In this day and age I think the directors want to turn it around and see what you do,” says Duvall. “And Coppola was one of the first of those big time directors that would do that.”


Legendary actor Robert Duvall is interviewed by Annette Insdorf. In addition to clips from his previous work, Get Low (2010) is screened. Duvall plays an ornery hermit who begins to return to life after planning a funeral party for himself. Co-starring Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek, Get Low is directed by Aaron Schneider.

Robert Duvall began his career with To Kill a Mockingbird, and has been known for iconic performances ever since in The Godfather (I and II), The Great Santini, Apocalypse Now, Tender Mercies, The Apostle (which he also directed), Lonesome Dove and countless other films.



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