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Robert Duvall stops in on 'Whitey' Bulger trial

Sunday - 6/23/2013, 10:16am  ET

Academy Award winning actor Robert Duvall leaves U.S. District Court Friday, June 21, 2013, in Boston where he had been a spectator at the racketeering trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger. Duvall, 82, has had starring roles in "The Godfather" and "The Godfather: Part II." He has been shooting a movie, "The Judge," this month in Shelburne, Mass. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Chitose Suzuki)

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

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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