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Jason Robards is a Actor and Director American born on 26 july 1922 at Chicago (USA)

Jason Robards

Jason Robards
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Birth name Jason Nelson Robards, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 26 july 1922 at Chicago (USA)
Death 26 december 2000 (at 78 years) at Bridgeport (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, National Medal of Arts

Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. (July 26, 1922 – December 26, 2000) was an American actor on stage, and in film and television. He was a winner of the Tony Award, two Academy Awards and the Emmy Award. He was also a United States Navy combat veteran of World War II.

He became famous playing works of American playwright Eugene O'Neill and regularly performed in O'Neill's works throughout his career. Robards was cast both in common-man roles and as well-known historical figures.

Biography

Robards had six children from his four marriages, including actor Jason Robards III (born 1949) by his first wife, Eleanor Pittman; and actor Sam Robards by his third wife, actress Lauren Bacall, to whom he was married in 1961. They divorced in 1969, in significant part because of his alcoholism.

In 1972 he was seriously injured in an automobile accident when he drove his car into the side of a mountain on a winding California road, requiring extensive surgery and facial reconstruction. The accident may have been related to his longtime struggle with alcoholism. Robards overcame his addiction and went on to publicly campaign for alcoholism awareness.

Robards was a U.S. Civil War buff and scholar, an interest which informed his portrayal of the voice of Ulysses S. Grant in The Civil War series by filmmaker Ken Burns.

Best films

Philadelphia (1993)
(Actor)
Parenthood (1989)
(Actor)
All the President's Men (1976)
(Actor)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
(Actor)
Julia (1977)
(Actor)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
(Actor)

Usually with

L. Q. Jones
L. Q. Jones
(3 films)
Slim Pickens
Slim Pickens
(4 films)
Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog
(3 films)
Ken Burns
Ken Burns
(2 films)
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jason Robards (78 films)

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Actor

Zenith
Zenith (2010)
, 1h33
Directed by Vladan Nikolic
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Jason Robards, Peter Scanavino, Arthur French, Didier Flamand, Raynor Scheine, David Thornton
Roles Ed
Rating61% 3.0967953.0967953.0967953.0967953.096795
In the post-apocalyptic year 2044, the population has been genetically altered to live in a constant state of happiness, but without sorrow, happiness dissipates, leaving only a feeling of never-ending paresthesia. Only pain can make people feel alive.
Magnolia
Magnolia (1999)
, 3h1
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about cancer, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tom Cruise, Jeremy Blackman, Melinda Dillon, April Grace, Luis Guzmán, Philip Baker Hall
Roles Earl Partridge
Rating79% 3.998993.998993.998993.998993.99899
The narrator recounts three instances of incredible coincidences and suggests that forces greater than chance play important roles in life.
My Best Fiend, 1h35
Directed by Werner Herzog
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Isabelle Adjani, Claudia Cardinale, Mick Jagger
Roles Fitzcarraldo (archive footage)
Rating78% 3.9472753.9472753.9472753.9472753.947275
The film opens with shots of Klaus Kinski performing – after his own interpretation – the role of Jesus. Kinski harangues the audience for not paying attention to him, curses wildly, has the microphone taken away from him, and, screaming, steals it back. Kinski left one of his Jesus tours to star in Herzog's film, Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972). This was the first of five films that the two would make together, the others being Nosferatu the Vampyre (1978); Woyzeck (1978); Fitzcarraldo (1982); and Cobra Verde (1987).
Enemy of the State, 2h12
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films, Films about computing, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Jack Black, Gabriel Byrne, Regina King
Roles Congressman Phillip Hammersley (uncredited)
Rating72% 3.6480553.6480553.6480553.6480553.648055
In the 1990s, U.S. National Security Agency official Thomas Bryan Reynolds (Jon Voight) meets with congressman Phil Hammersley (R-NY) (Jason Robards) in a public park to discuss support for new counter-terrorism legislation the U.S. Congress is pushing that dramatically expands the surveillance powers of intelligence agencies on individuals and groups. Hammersley remains committed to blocking its passage, since he believes it would almost totally destroy the privacy of American citizens. Reynolds has his team murder Hammersley, spread heart pills over his car, place him in the car and push it in a lake to make it look like he had a heart attack. In the aftermath, they discover too late that wildlife researcher Daniel Zavits (Jason Lee) had a camera aimed in the woods at their location. Zavits inspects the footage, transfers the video to an innocuous video game disc and flees the apartment ahead of Reynolds's team.
The Real Macaw, 1h31
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds
Actors Jamie Croft, Deborra-Lee Furness, John Waters, Jason Robards, John Goodman, Robert Coleby
Roles Grandpa Girdis

An ancient talking macaw named Mac, a blue and gold macaw becomes the saving grace for an elderly man threatened with a nursing home, when it is discovered that the talking bird knows the whereabouts of a buried treasure from its day with a pirate. His grandson decides to go off on the hunt only to discover that a resort now exists where the treasure is buried.
Beloved
Beloved (1998)
, 2h52
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Beah Richards, Lisa Gay Hamilton
Roles Mr. Bodwin
Rating59% 2.9993552.9993552.9993552.9993552.999355
Sethe is a former slave living on the outskirts of Cincinnati shortly after the Civil War. An angry poltergeist terrorizes Sethe and her three children, causing her two sons to run away forever. Eight years later, Sethe (Oprah Winfrey) lives alone with her daughter, Denver (Kimberly Elise). Paul D. (Danny Glover), an old friend from Sweet Home, the plantation Sethe had escaped from years earlier, finds Sethe's home, where he drives off the angry spirit. Afterwards, Paul D. proposes that he should stay and Sethe responds favorably. Shortly after Paul D. moves in, a clean, mentally handicapped young woman (Thandie Newton) named Beloved stumbles into Sethe's yard and also stays with them.
A Thousand Acres, 1h45
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Films about royalty
Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jason Robards, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Colin Firth, Keith Carradine
Roles Larry Cook
Rating60% 3.000853.000853.000853.000853.00085
Larry Cook (Jason Robards), a prosperous Iowa farmer, decides to retire and split his acres of land among his three daughters, Ginny (Jessica Lange), Rose (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Caroline (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Ginny and Rose happily accept the lucrative agreement to live and work on the farm but Caroline abandons farming for a law career in Des Moines and refuses to take part in the deal.
Crimson Tide, 1h56
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Viggo Mortensen, Matt Craven, George Dzundza, James Gandolfini
Roles Rear Admiral Anderson, Board of Inquiry President (uncredited)
Rating72% 3.649013.649013.649013.649013.64901
In post-Soviet Russia, civil war erupts as a result of armed conflict in Chechnya. Military units, loyal to Russian ultra-nationalist Vladimir Radchenko, have taken control of a nuclear missile installation and are threatening nuclear war if either the American or Russian governments attempt to confront him.
Little Big League, 1h59
Directed by Andrew Scheinman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, John Ashton, Ashley Crow, Kevin Dunn, Billy L. Sullivan
Roles Thomas Heywood
Rating60% 3.0499453.0499453.0499453.0499453.049945
Billy Heywood (Luke Edwards) is a preteen son to a widowed single mom, Jenny (Ashley Crow), and a Little League Baseball player. Billy's grandfather is Thomas Heywood (Jason Robards), owner of the Minnesota Twins.
The Paper
The Paper (1994)
, 1h52
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Randy Quaid, Robert Duvall, Jason Robards
Roles Graham Keighley
Rating65% 3.2997153.2997153.2997153.2997153.299715
The film takes place during a 24-hour period. Henry Hackett (Michael Keaton) is the metro editor of the New York Sun, a fictional New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. He is at risk of experiencing the same fate as his publisher, Bernie White (Robert Duvall), who put his work first at the expense of his family.
The Enemy Within, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Forest Whitaker, Sam Waterston, Dana Delany, Jason Robards, Josef Sommer, George Dzundza
Roles General R. Pendleton Lloyd
Rating58% 2.9025052.9025052.9025052.9025052.902505
La Classe américaine, 1h10
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Dustin Hoffman, Burt Lancaster, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Lana Turner
Roles Editor in chief
Rating80% 4.0379254.0379254.0379254.0379254.037925
The film begins with the following lines appearing on screen, complete with deliberate spelling mistakes: "Attention! Ce flim n'est pas un flim sur le cyclimse. Merci de votre compréhension." ("Attention! This flim is not a flim about cyclign. Thank you for your understanding.")