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Actor, Jason Robards, was born Jason Nelson Robards Jr. on Jul 26, 1922 in Chicago, IL. Robards died at the age of 78 on Dec 26, 2000 in Bridgeport, CT and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.

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Jason Robards was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning for Best Supporting Actor for All the President's Men (as Ben Bradlee), Julia (as Dashiell Hammett) and Julia (as Dashiell Hammett) in 1976, 1977 and 1977 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1976Best Supporting ActorAll the President's Men (1976)Ben BradleeWon
1977Best Supporting ActorJulia (1977)Dashiell HammettWon
1980Best Supporting ActorMelvin and Howard (1980)Howard HughesNominated
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Jason Robards Quotes:

Henry Drummond: My daughter, Celie, was getting married.
Jesse Buford: Celie?
Henry Drummond: That's right! When Tropp come for me, she was in the middle of getting married. And they're holding up the "love, honor and obey" part until I get back.
Dennis Wilcox: You mean you walked out in the middle of the wedding?
Henry Drummond: I did! I ain't been late for the (poker) game in sixteen years and I ain't about to start now... wedding or no wedding.


[last lines]
Cheyenne: Hey, Harmonica - when they do you in, pray it's somebody who knows *where* to shoot... Go away... go away... go away, I don't want you to see me die.


Jill: Hey, you know you're kind of a handsome man.
Cheyenne: But I'm not the right man.


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Jason Robards Facts
He and Leonardo DiCaprio both received Oscar-nominations for portraying Howard Hughes. Robards was nominated for Melvin and Howard (1980) and DiCaprio for The Aviator (2004).

First lead role was in the 1953 off-Broadway production of "American Gothic" directed by José Quintero.

Was a trustee at Fairfield University in Connecticut.

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