‘M*A*S*H’ Director Robert Altman Was One of Robert Duvall’s Favorites

by Hannah Heser
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Robert Altman was one of Robert Duvall’s favorite directors. The pair worked together filming the 1970 “M*A*S*H” movie.

To begin, Duvall found himself on the cast of Robert Altman’s “M*A*S”H.” Throughout this film, he plays alongside the likes of Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Sally Kellerman and Tom Skerritt.

According to WTOP News, Duvall and Altman said the “M*A*S*H” movie was a reunion for “Countdown” from 1967.

“Jimmy Caan, who I’ve stayed friends through the years, we worked with Altman before that, then I got to be in ‘M*A*S*H,'” Duvall said. “It was great to work with Altman, because he would allow a lot of relaxed freedom, a little improvisation. He didn’t nail you down like a lot of the old-time directors did. He was one of the new guys that allowed you to search and find yourself within the form.”

The movie takes place during the Korean War. Meanwhile, the hospital staff uses humor and pranks to keep sane during this time of uncertainty.

While his “M*A*S*H” Duvall’s role in “The Godfather” earned him his first Oscar nomination. And as soon as Dolly Parton announced him as the winner, he couldn’t believe it.

WTOP records him saying, “When I got the Oscar it was nice,” Duvall said. “When Dolly Parton said, ‘And the winner is,’ I knew that I had won it because she was into country music.”

Robert Duvall and His New Journey in a Horror Film on Netflix

Now, Robert Duvall is planning on joining the new Netflix horror film, The Pale Blue Eye.

According to gamesradar, Gillian Anderson, Robert Duvall, and Timothy Small have joined the cast of The Pale Blue Eye.

“The horror thriller from director Scott Cooper focuses on an attempt to solve a series of murders that took place at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1830,” gameradar reports. “The story focuses on a young cadet, played by Melling, who later becomes the author Edgar Allen Poe. And Bale is playing the detective investigating the murders.”

More on M*A*S*H

“M*A*S*H” is a classic television series about a team of medical professionals. It takes place at the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Korea during the Korean War.

With its iconic cast, the show has become a beloved part of American film and will be remembered for decades to come.

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