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The film's marketing boasted the star-teaming of the two ROBERTs - Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall. The film's marketing also emphasized alliteration of their last names: "DE NIRO. DUVALL. True Confessions." De Niro and Duvall had been rivals for the Best Actor Oscar at the 1981 Academy Awards just six months before the film launched stateside. Duvall had been up for The Great Santini (1979), but De Niro won for Raging Bull (1980). Neither were Best Actor Oscar nominated for this movie, as expected by industry insiders, but the two were jointly awarded the Best Actor Golden Phoenix Award for their performances in this film. Duvall and De Niro had appeared in The Godfather: Part II (1974), but they never appeared together in the same scene, but finally did in this movie. See more »
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True Confessions is a film wherein all of the players are at the top of their game. Altho starring Robert Duval and Robert DeNiro, the depth of field among the character actors is extraordinary, and this is why a movie that's seems to have so little going on is really so overwhelmingly powerful. Both Duval and DeNiro seem to communicate without speaking; almost as tho their thoughts are being sub-titled on the screen. Whenever they do begin talking with each other, the weight of their shared past has the force of a sledge hammer. I have a vhs copy of True Confessions, have watched it plenty of times and still find fresh nuances whenever I look at it. You have to see this movie.
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