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Actor Robert Duvall has been in some of the most acclaimed films of all time, including To Kill A Mockingbird, Apocalypse Now, Lonesome Dove and The Godfather.
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American actor Robert Duvall has been in some of the most acclaimed films of all time, including To Kill A Mockingbird, M*A*S*H, Lonesome Dove and The Godfather I and II. Many of his performances are based on military men, most popular of which is Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore in Apocalypse Now. Duvall was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President George W. Bush in 2005.
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Hollywood stars often get flack for their extravagant lifestyles, and sometimes they seem to be far removed from the rest of us. Not so for all celebrities, though—a surprising number of stars have taken on the big responsibility of serving in the United States Armed Forces. We know them as actors, athletes, musicians, and comedians, but these brave individuals have actually put their lives on the line for their country. Here's a look at celebrity enlistees.
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