Jason Robards

Jason Robards

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Jason Robards was born on Jul 26, 1922 in USA. Jason Robards's big-screen debut came with The Journey directed by Anatole Litvak in 1959, strarring Paul Kedes (as Jason Robards Jr.). Jason Robards is known for Magnolia directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Pat Healy stars as Sir Edmund William Godfrey and Genevieve Zweig as Mrs. Godfrey. Jason Robards has got 16 awards and 18 nominations so far. The most recent award Jason Robards achieved is DVD Exclusive Awards. The upcoming new movie Jason Robards plays is Going Home which will be released on Mar 12, 2000.

Powerful and highly respected American actor Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Hope Maxine (Glanville) and stage and film star Jason Robards Sr. He had Swedish, English, Welsh, German, and Irish ancestry. Robards was raised mostly in Los Angeles. A star athlete at Hollywood High School, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, where he saw combat as a radioman (though he is not listed in official rolls of Navy Cross winners, despite the claims some -- not he -- have made. Neither was he at Pearl Harbor during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack, his ship being at sea at the time.) Returning to civilian life, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and struggled as a small-part actor in local New York theatre, TV and radio before shooting to fame on the New York stage in Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" as Hickey. He followed that with another masterful O'Neill portrayal, as the alcoholic Jamie Tyrone in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" on Broadway. He entered feature films in Le voyage (1959) and rose rapidly to even greater fame as a film star. Robards won consecutive Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Les hommes du président (1976) and Julia (1977), in each case playing real-life people. He continued to work on the stage, winning continued acclaim in such O'Neill works as "Moon For the Misbegotten" and "Hughie." Robards died of lung cancer in 2000.

  • Birthday

    Jul 26, 1922
  • Place of Birth

    Chicago, Illinois, USA

Known For


16 wins & 18 nominations

DVD Exclusive Awards
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - Video Premiere Award
Florida Film Critics Circle Awards
Best Ensemble Cast
Winner - FFCC Award
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