Jason Robards Overview:

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:

Jill: [stares at Harmonica from her window] Cheyenne. What's he waiting for out there? What's he doing?
Cheyenne: He's whittling on a piece of wood. I got a feeling that when he stops whittling, something's gonna happen.


Cheyenne: [drinking coffee] Good. My mother used to make it this way. Hot, strong, and good.


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
Served as a radioman aboard the U.S.S. Northampton, which was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the Battle of Tassafaronga.

Was the first winner of a Best Actor Obie Award, which recognize 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.

Won Broadway's 1959 Tony Award as best actor (dramatic) for The Disenchanted. He was 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 the Tony Award, although he only won once.

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