Jason Robards

Date of birth : 26 July 1922
Place of birth : Chicago, Illinois, USA

          Recipient of 22nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to arts and culture, presented by President Bill Clinton in Wash DC, Dec. 5, 1999.
          Father of actor Jason Robards III.
          Father, with actress Lauren Bacall, of actor Sam Robards.
          Survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor.
          He has 3 children with Eleanor Pitman.  He has 2 children with Lois O'Connor.
          He won an Emmy in 1988 for Inherit the Wind (1988)(TV).
          He was a Civil War buff in real life.  Ironically he played President U.S. Grant in The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981), and was the voice of General Grant in the PBS mini-series "The Civil War" (1990)
          In 1972, he was in a horrifying accident on a winding California road.  He drove his car into the side of a mountain and nearly died.  His acute drinking problem contributed to the accident.  He slowly recovered after extensive surgery and facial reconstruction.
          In one of his last roles, in Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia (1999), he portrayed a man dying from lung cancer to excellent effect.  Two years later he himself died from the same disease.
          He avoided films until age 37 because he felt his acting father, Jason Robards Sr., had sold out and tarnished his own reputation by "going Hollywood".
          First lead role was in the 1953 off-Broadway production of "American Gothic".
          Two daughters and four sons: Sarah Louise, Shannon Robards, Jason Robards III, Sam Robards, David and Jake Robards.
          Received all of his Oscar nominations for playing real-life people: Benjamin C. Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976), Dashiell Hammett in Julia (1977) and Howard Hughes in Melvin and Howard (1980).
          In 1988 he became the 11th performer to win the Triple Crown of acting.  Oscars: Best Supporting Actor, All the President's Men (1976) and Best Supporting Actor, Julia (1977); Tony: Best Actor-Play, 'The Disenchanted' (1959); Emmy: Best Actor -Miniseries/Special, _"Inherit the Wind" (1988) (mini).
          Nominated eight times for a Tony Award, for "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (1957), "The Disenchanted" (1959), "Toys in the Attic" (1960), "After The Fall" (1964), "Hughie" (1965), "The Country Girl" (1972), "A Moon for the Misbegotten" (1974), and "A Touch of the Poet" (1978). "The Disenchanted" - in 1959 was his sole win.
          Won Broadway's 1959 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "The Disenchanted."  He has been nominated seven other times: as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) in 1957 for "Long Day's Journey into Night;" as Best Actor (Dramatic) in 1960 for "Toys in the Attic," in 1964 for "After The Fall," in 1965 for "Hughie," in 1972 for "The Country Girl" and in 1974 for "A Moon for the Misbegotten;" and as Best Actor (Play) in 1978 for "A Touch of the Poet."  With eight nominations, he holds the record for being the actor nominated the most times for a Tony Award, although he only won once.
          Was the first winner of a Best Actor Obie Award, which recognizes achievement in the Off-Broadway theater, for playing Hickey in the revival of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" during the 1955-56 season.  He tied for the Best Actor award with George Voskovec, who was cited for "Uncle Vanya."

All Jason Robards Movies

Crimson Romance (1934)
Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1934) NR
The Fighting Marines Serial: Chapters 1-12 (1935) UR
Thunder Mountain (1947) NR
Under the Tonto Rim (1947) NR
Little Big Horn / Rimfire (1949) NR
Long Day's Journey into Night (1962) NR
A Thousand Clowns (1965) UR
Any Wednesday (1966) NR
A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) NR
Hour of the Gun (1967) NR
Divorce American Style (1967) UR
Barbra Streisand: Belle of 14th Street (1967) NR
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) PG-13
Cry of the Banshee/Murders in the Rue... (1970) R
Julius Caesar (1970) G
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) R
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) G
Johnny Got His Gun (1971) PG
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) R
A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975) NR
A Boy and His Dog (1975) R
All the President's Men (1976) PG
Julia (1977) PG
Comes a Horseman (1978) PG
Charles Bronson: Cabo / U.S. Marshall (1980) R
Melvin and Howard (1980) R
The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981) PG
Burden of Dreams (1982) NR
Max Dugan Returns (1983) PG
The Day After (1983) NR
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) PG
America and Lewis Hine (1985) NR
Square Dance (1987) PG-13
The Good Mother (1988) R
Ken Burns' America: Thomas Hart Benton (1988) NR
The Christmas Wife (1988) NR
Reading Rainbow: Ocean Life (1989) NR
Black Rainbow (1989) R
Dream a Little Dream (1989) PG-13
Parenthood (1989) PG-13
Quick Change (1990) R
On the Waterways (1991) NR
Ken Burns' America: Empire of the Air (1991) NR
Trial (1992) NR
Storyville (1992) R
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993) PG
Heidi (1993) G
Philadelphia (1993) PG-13
The Enemy Within (1994) NR
Little Big League (1994) PG
The Paper (1994) R
Baseball (1994) NR
Ken Burns' The West (1996) NR
A Thousand Acres (1997) R
Truman: American Experience (1997) NR
Heartwood (1998) PG-13
They Drew Fire: Combat Artists of WWII (1999) NR
Going Home (1999) NR
My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski (1999) NR
Magnolia (1999) R

Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) trailer

Once upon a Time in the West - Alternative Trailer

This is Your Neighbor Speaking...

Something Wicked This Way Comes Book Ripping Scene

Journey - Trailer (Eliza Dushku 1995)

The Weather Lady