Character actor, Hal Holbrook, was born Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr. on Feb 17, 1925 in Cleveland, OH. As of December 2020, Hal Holbrook was 95 years old.
Hal Holbrook had one of the most attractive American speaking voices since Henry Fonda. He played a few, often gloomy leading roles in films, but was always more interesting in support roles, especially as 'Deep Throat' in "All the President's Men". He was a prolific stage performer, particularly in one-man shows as Mark Twain, and a frequent TV guest star.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Although Holbrook was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|2007||Best Supporting Actor||Into the Wild (2007)||Ron Franz||Nominated|
Nick Salter: I guess so.
Doug Salter: You probably heard about it in school or in the streets. Well, that's just one side: put downs and jokes. A lot of people - most people, I guess - think it's wrong. They say it's a sickness. They say it's something that has to be cured. I don't know. I do know it isn't easy. If I had a choice, it's not something I'd pick for myself. But it's the only way I can live. Gary and I have a kind of a marriage. We...
Nick Salter: I don't what to talk about it!
Doug Salter: DOUG SALTER: Nick, we love each other. Damn it, look at me. Does that change me so much? I'm still your father. Don't, don't cry. C'mon. I've lied to myself for a long time. Why should I lie to you? It's funny, I never talked about this with my own father. I should have. He knew. At least, I think he knew. But we could never sit down, even approach it. And he died. I know how you feel. You may not believe that, but I do. Nick, the hardest time I've ever had was accepting it myself. Can you at least try to understand? Please? Nick? I love you.
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