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Oscar-Winner Robert Duvall Stops in on 'Whitey' Bulger Trial

Oscar-Winner Robert Duvall Stops in on 'Whitey' Bulger Trial

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(AP) BOSTON–Academy Award winner Robert Duvall is one of the spectators at the racketeering trial of reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger.

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Duvall sat in the back of the Boston courtroom Friday.

The 82-year-old Duvall has had a long TV and film career, including starring roles in “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II.” In those mob epics, he played Tom Hagen, a lawyer and adviser to the Corleone family.

He won a best actor Oscar in 1984 for his role in “Tender Mercies.”

He has been shooting a movie, “The Judge,” in Shelburne, Mass., this month. Duvall plays the title character in the film, which also stars Robert Downey Jr., Billy Bob Thornton and Vincent D’Onofrio.


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