színes, magyarul beszélő, amerikai krimi, 1972., hossz: 175 perc
A gengszterfilmek legnagyobbika, világhírű színészek és rendező munkája, minden idők egyik legnagyobb szabású maffiafilmje, a Keresztapa. A történet bemutatja azokat az embereket és azt a gépezetet, ami az olasz maffiában gyökerezve, a világ leghatalmasabb és legrettegettebb hatalmává vált az Egyesült Államokban. Figyelemmel követhetjük a kegyetlen, gyilkos módszereket, amivel a Corleone család feje dolgozik.
Tanúi lehetünk a hihetetlen összetartásnak, az érdekek és a félelem összetartó erejének, ami ezt a világot jellemzi. Emberek sorsa, élet és halál kérdése dől el Don Vito Corleone dolgozószobájában. Egyesek védelemért fordulnak a nagyúrhoz, mások hadüzenettel érkeznek. A rivális maffia, a Tattaglia család ugyanis végső leszámolásra szólította fel a Corleone családot. S a hadüzenet után az egész város lángba borul…
- Al Pacino (Don Michael Corleone)
- Marlon Brando (Don Vito Corleone)
- Robert Duvall (Tom Hagen)
- Diane Keaton (Kay Adams Corleone)
- Talia Shire (Connie)
- Gianni Russo (Carlo)
- James Caan (Sonny Corleone)
- Rudy Bond (Cuneo)
- Richard Castellano (Peter Clemenza)
- John Cazale (Frédo)
- producer: Albert S. Ruddy
- író: Mario Puzo
- zeneszerző: Nino Rota
- rendező: Francis Ford Coppola
- forgatókönyvíró: Francis Ford Coppola
- operatőr: Gordon Willis
- vágó: Peter Zinner
- látványtervező: Dean Tavoularis
- jelmeztervező: Anna Hill Johnstone
- díszlettervező: Philip Smith
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Al Pacino (New York, 1940. április 25. –) Oscar-díjas és többszörös Golden Globe-díjas amerikai színész, a filmtörténelem egyik meghatározó színészegyénisége. Lee Strasberg világhírű Actors Stúdiójában próbálta elsajátítani a szakma fortélyait, melyet előtte olyan nagy színészek is tanultak, mint James Dean vagy Marilyn Monroe. Már rögtön az első filmszerepe, a Pánik a Tű parkban előtt Tony-díjat kapott egy Broadway darabban nyújtott alakításáért. Francis Ford Coppola 1972-ben ráosztotta a Corleone-családot irányító maffiavezér, Michael Corleone szerepét A Keresztapa című filmjében, melynek köszönhetően egy csapásra a legnagyobbak között találta magát. Filmjei témájául gyakorta szolgál a szervezett bűnözés, a New York-i olasz maffia: főszerepet játszott A sebhelyesarcúban, a Dick Tracyben Warren Beattyvel, majd a Szemtől szemben felügyelőjeként Robert De Niro illetve a Fedőneve: Donnie Brascoban Johnny Depp partnereként. Az ő nevéhez fűződik mára már világhíressé vált monológja, amit a Minden héten háború című film végén intéz csapatához.
Known for his forceful dramatic presentation, Al Pacino is most closely associated with the roles of Michael Corleone in _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv) trilogy, as well as Tony Montana of the legendary gangster film _Scarface (1983)_ (qv). But it was his performance as Frank Slade, a blind, retired Lt. Colonel, in _Scent of a Woman (1992)_ (qv) that won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1993. This came after seven previous Oscar nominations, including a supporting actor nomination in the same year for _Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)_ (qv). A native of New York's Bronx, Pacino was born on April 25, 1940. In 1966 he enrolled in the Actors Studio to study under Lee Strasberg. Following a period of award-winning successes on the stage, he made his feature film debut in _Me, Natalie (1969)_ (qv). But the role of Michael Corleone in _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv) - Pacino's third film - transformed his career. Director 'Francis Ford Coppola' (qv) had his heart set on the unknown Pacino although the studio and producers reportedly didn't want him, and such renowned actors as 'Robert Redford (I)' (qv), 'Warren Beatty (I)' (qv), 'Jack Nicholson (I)' (qv), 'Ryan O'Neal (I)' (qv) and 'Robert De Niro' (qv) were said to be contenders for the role. Nevertheless, Pacino's portrayal earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He went on to star in such films as _Serpico (1973)_ (qv) and _Dog Day Afternoon (1975)_ (qv), and received three consecutive Academy Award nominations for best actor in 1974, 1975 and 1976. The second role most associated with Pacino, the vicious Tony Montana, was followed by the forgettable _Revolution (1985)_ (qv) and period of self-imposed screen exile that ended in _Sea of Love (1989)_ (qv). In the '90s, Pacino's career was resurgent, with roles as varied as _The Godfather: Part III (1990)_ (qv), _Dick Tracy (1990)_ (qv), and _Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)_ (qv). Several films that hearkened to Pacino's most iconic roles followed, including _Carlito's Way (1993)_ (qv), _Heat (1995)_ (qv) and _Donnie Brasco (1997)_ (qv), and noteworthy performances in _The Insider (1999)_ (qv) and _Any Given Sunday (1999)_ (qv). In the 2000s, Pacino starred in a number of theatrical blockbusters, including _Ocean's Thirteen (2007)_, but his choice in television roles - the vicious Roy Cohn in HBO's miniseries _"Angels in America" (2003)_ (qv) and his sensitive portrayal of Jack Kevorkian, in the television movie _You Don't Know Jack (2010) (TV)_ (qv) - are reminiscent of the bolder choices of his early career. Each TV project garnered him an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Pacino has never abandoned his love for the theater, and Shakespeare in particular, having directed the Shakespeare adaptation _Looking for Richard (1996)_ (qv) and played Shylock in _The Merchant of Venice (2004)_ (qv). He will portray King Lear in _King Lear (????)_ (qv), in addition to playing Phil Spector in a made-for-TV movie. One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies. Born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, Pacino's parents (Salvatore and Rose) divorced when he was young. His mother moved them into his grandparents' house. Pacino found himself often repeating the plots and voices of characters he had seen in the movies, one of his favorite activities. Bored and unmotivated in school, the young Al Pacino found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. Starting on the stage, he went through a lengthy period of depression and poverty, sometimes having to borrow bus fare to make it to auditions. He made it into the prestigious Actors Studio in 1966, studying under legendary acting coach 'Lee Strasberg' (qv), creator of the Method Approach that would become the trademark of many '70s-era actors. After appearing in a string of plays in supporting roles, he finally hit it big with "The Indian Wants the Bronx", winning an Obie award for the 1966-67 season. That was followed by a Tony Award for "Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?". His first feature films made little departure from the gritty realistic stage performances that earned him respect: he played a junkie in _The Panic in Needle Park (1971)_ (qv) after his film debut in _Me, Natalie (1969)_ (qv). What came next would change his life forever. The role of Michael Corleone in _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv) was one of the most sought-after of the time: 'Robert Redford (I)' (qv), 'Warren Beatty (I)' (qv), 'Jack Nicholson (I)' (qv), 'Ryan O'Neal (I)' (qv), 'Robert De Niro' (qv) and a host of others either wanted it or were mentioned for it, but director 'Francis Ford Coppola' (qv) had his heart set on the unknown Italian Pacino for the role, although pretty much everyone else--from the studio to the producers to some of the cast members--didn't want him. Though Coppola won out through slick persuasion, Pacino was in constant fear of being fired during the hellish shoot. Much to his (and Coppola's) relief, the film was a monster hit that did wonders for everyone's career, including Pacino's, and earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Instead of taking on easier projects for the big money he could now command, however, Pacino threw his support behind what he considered tough but important films, such as the true-life crime drama _Serpico (1973)_ (qv) and the tragic real-life bank robbery film _Dog Day Afternoon (1975)_ (qv). He opened eyes around the film world for his brave choice of roles, and he was nominated three consecutive years for the "Best Actor" Academy Award. He faltered slightly with _Bobby Deerfield (1977)_ (qv), but regained his stride with _...And Justice for All. (1979)_ (qv), for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. This would, unfortunately, signal the beginning of a decline in his career, which produced such critical and commercial flops as _Cruising (1980)_ (qv) and _Author! Author! (1982)_ (qv). He took on another vicious gangster role and cemented his legendary status in the ultra-violent cult hit _Scarface (1983)_ (qv), but a monumental mistake was about to follow. _Revolution (1985)_ (qv) endured an endless and seemingly cursed shoot in which equipment was destroyed, weather was terrible, and Pacino became terribly ill with pneumonia. Constant changes in the script also further derailed a project that seemed doomed from the start anyway. The Revolutionary War film is considered one of the worst films ever, not to mention one of the worst of his career, resulted in his first truly awful reviews and kept him off the screen for the next four years. Returning to the stage, Pacino has done much to give back and contribute to the theatre, which he considers his first love. He directed a film, _The Local Stigmatic (1990)_ (qv), but it remains unreleased. He lifted his self-imposed exile with the striking _Sea of Love (1989)_ (qv) as a hard-drinking cop. It marked the second phase of Pacino's career, being the first to feature his now famous dark, owl eyes and hoarse, gravelly voice. Returning to the Corleones, he made _The Godfather: Part III (1990)_ (qv) and earned raves for his first comedic role in the colorful _Dick Tracy (1990)_ (qv). This earned him another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and two years later he was nominated for _Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)_ (qv). He went into romantic mode for _Frankie and Johnny (1991)_ (qv). In 1992 he finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his amazing performance in _Scent of a Woman (1992)_ (qv). A mixture of technical perfection (he plays a blind man) and charisma, the role was tailor-made for him, and remains a classic. The next few years would see Pacino becoming more comfortable with acting and movies as a business, turning out great roles in great films with more frequency and less of the demanding personal involvement of his wilder days. _Carlito's Way (1993)_ (qv) proved another gangster classic, as did the epic crime drama _Heat (1995)_ (qv) directed by 'Michael Mann (I)' (qv) and co-starring 'Robert De Niro' (qv), although they only had a few scenes together. He returned to the director's chair for the highly acclaimed and quirky Shakespeare adaptation _Looking for Richard (1996)_ (qv). _City Hall (1996)_ (qv), _Donnie Brasco (1997)_ (qv) and _The Devil's Advocate (1997)_ (qv) all came out in this period. Reteaming with Mann and then 'Oliver Stone (I)' (qv), he gave two commanding performances in _The Insider (1999)_ (qv) and _Any Given Sunday (1999)_ (qv). In his personal life, Pacino is one of Hollywood's most enduring and notorious bachelors, having never been married. He has a daughter, Julie Marie, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant, and a new set of twins with longtime girlfriend 'Beverly D'Angelo (I)' (qv). His romantic history includes a long-time romance with "Godfather" co-star 'Diane Keaton' (qv). With his intense and gritty performances, Pacino was an original in the acting profession. His Method approach would become the process of many actors throughout time, and his unbeatable number of classic roles has already made him a legend among film buffs and all aspiring actors and directors. His commitment to acting as a profession and his constant screen dominance has established him as one of the movies' true legends.
Diane Keaton eredeti nevén Diane Hall (Los Angeles, Kalifornia, 1946. január 5. –) Oscar- és Golden Globe-díjas amerikai színésznő.
Családja négy gyermeke közül ő a legidősebb. Apja, Jack Hall mérnök, anyja, Dorothy Keaton amatőr fényképész volt. 1965-től drámatagozatos főiskolán tanult, majd egy év múlva Manhattanben próbált szerencsét, ahol csatlakozott egy színtársulathoz, és zenés-táncos produkciókkal lépett fel éjszakai szórakozóhelyeken. A nagy áttörést A Keresztapa első része jelentette számára, 1972-ben.
Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, German, and Scottish. Keaton studied Drama at Santa Ana College before dropping out to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. After appearing in summer stock for several months, she got her first major stage role in the Broadway rock musical "Hair." As understudy to the lead, she gained attention by not removing any of her clothing. In 1970, 'Woody Allen' (qv) cast her in his Broadway play "Play It Again, Sam," which had a successful run. It was during this time that she became involved with Allen and appeared in a number of his films. The first one was _Play It Again, Sam (1972)_ (qv), the screen adaptation of the stage play. That same year 'Francis Ford Coppola' (qv) cast her as Kay in the Oscar-winning _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv), and she was on her way to stardom. She reprized that role in the film's first sequel, _The Godfather: Part II (1974)_ (qv). She then appeared with Allen again in _Sleeper (1973)_ (qv) and _Love and Death (1975)_ (qv). In 1977 she broke away from her comedy image to appear in the chilling _Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)_ (qv), which won her a Golden Globe nomination. It was the same year that she appeared in what many regard as her best performance, in the title role of _Annie Hall (1977)_ (qv), which Allen wrote specifically for her (her real last name is Hall, and her nickname is Annie), and what an impact she made. She won the Oscar and the British Award for Best Actress, and Allen won the Directors Award from the DGA. She started a fashion trend with her unisex clothes and was the poster girl for a lot of young males. Her mannerisms and awkward speech became almost a national craze. The question being asked, though, was, "Is she just a lightweight playing herself, or is there more depth to her personality?" For whatever reason, she appeared in but one film a year for the next two years and those films were by Allen. When they broke up she was next involved with 'Warren Beatty (I)' (qv) and appeared in his film _Reds (1981)_ (qv), as the bohemian female journalist Louise Bryant. For her performance she received nominations for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe. For the rest of the 1980s she appeared infrequently in films but won nominations in three of them. Attempting to break the typecasting she had fallen into, she took on the role of a confused, somewhat naive woman who becomes the tool of Middle Eastern terrorists in _The Little Drummer Girl (1984)_ (qv). To offset her lack of movie work, Diane began directing. She directed the documentary _Heaven (1987)_ (qv), as well as some music videos. For television she directed an episode of the popular, but strange, _"Twin Peaks" (1990)_ (qv). In the 1990s she began to get more mature roles, though she reprized the role of Kay Corleone in the third "Godfather" epic, _The Godfather: Part III (1990)_ (qv). She appeared as the wife of 'Steve Martin (I)' (qv) in the hit _Father of the Bride (1991)_ (qv) and again in _Father of the Bride Part II (1995)_ (qv). In 1993 she once again teamed with Woody Allen in _Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)_ (qv), which was well received. In 1995 she received high marks for _Unstrung Heroes (1995)_ (qv), her first major feature as a director.
James Edmund Caan (New York, 1940. március 26. –) amerikai színész. A Keresztapa című filmben ő alakította Sonny Corleonét. A szerep eljátszásért Oscar-díjra jelölték.
New York Bronx kerületében született, apja, Arthur Caan, hentes volt. Anyja neve Sophie Falkenstein. A michigani Állami Egyetemen közgazdaságot tanult. Tanulmányokat folytatott a Hofstra Egyetemen, továbbá a Neighborhood Playhouse-ban, Hampsteadben.
1960-ban az off-Broadwayn, 1961-ben a Broadwayn debütál. Ez évtől több sorozatban is szerepel, majd 1963-ban feltűnik az Irma, te édes című romantikus vígjátékban. Nevét a stáblistán nem tüntették fel. 1963-tól folyamatosan filmez. 1972-ben eljátszotta Sonny Corleonét A keresztapa című, Francis Ford Coppola rendezte krimi-drámában. A szerepért jelölték Oscar-díjra, amit azonban nem nyert meg. 1974-ben a film második részében is elvállalta ugyanezt a szerepet.
A maffia (olaszul mafia) szervezett bűnözői csoport, tagjai a maffiózók (az olasz mafioso kifejezésből). A maffia egyes tagjai szerint e bűnszövetkezet valódi neve Cosa Nostra (szó szerinti magyar fordításban „a mi ügyünk”).
Az első maffia a 19. század során alakult ki Szicíliában, Olaszországban. Olasz rendőrségi vélemények szerint manapság valójában nem egy maffiáról, hanem maffiákról beszélhetünk, mivel több helyi szervezésű maffiacsoport jött létre, amelyek külön-külön más tartományokban működnek azonkívül, hogy külföldre is kiterjesztették tevékenységüket. Ilyen maffiacsoport például a Camorra Nápolyban és környékén, a 'Ndrangheta Calabria tartományban, a Sacra corona unita (Egyesült Szent Korona) Puglia régióban, a Miraglia Lazio és Lombardia tartományban.
A maffia fő bevétele különféle bűncselekményekből származik: kábítószer-kereskedelem, pénzmosás, zsarolás, rablás, prostitúció és illegális szerencsejátékok. A bűncselekményekből szerzett pénzt gyakran uzsorakölcsönökön keresztül kamatoztatják, vagy sokszor legális üzleti tevékenységekbe fektetik. A kriminológusok meghatározása szerint a maffia teljesen beleolvad a mindennapi élet számos területébe, és szervezeti felépítése, egysége nem tűnik el egy-egy vezetővel együtt.
Az olasz maffia volt az első ismert maffiaszerű szervezett bűnszövetkezet a világon, megjelenése a 19. századra tehető. Több, egymástól független és egymással versengő szervezetből áll:
Robert Selden Duvall (San Diego, 1931. január 5.), Oscar-díjas amerikai színész, rendező.
Francia és angol származású szülőktől született; apja katonatiszt volt, aki később elérte az admirálisi rangot is. Az illinois-i Principia College-ben drámát tanult, majd két évet szolgált a hadseregben is. 1955-től a New York-i The Neighborhood Playhouse-ban színésznek tanult; itt ismerkedett meg Gene Hackmannel és Dustin Hoffmannel is, akivel sok ideig bérelt közös lakást.
Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953. He began attending The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre In New York City on the G.I. Bill in 1955, studying under 'Sanford Meisner' (qv) along with 'Dustin Hoffman' (qv), with whom Duvall shared an apartment. Both were close to another struggling young actor named 'Gene Hackman' (qv). Meisner cast Duvall in the play "The Midnight Caller" by 'Horton Foote' (qv), a link that would prove critical to his career, as it was Foote who recommended Duvall to play the mentally disabled "Boo Radley" in _To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)_ (qv). This was his first "major" role since his 1956 motion picture debut as an MP was in _Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)_ (qv), starring 'Paul Newman (I)' (qv). Duvall began making a name for himself as a stage actor in New York, winning an Obie Award in 1965 playing incest-minded longshoreman "Eddie Carbone" in the off-Broadway revival of 'Arthur Miller (I)' (qv)'s "A View from the Bridge", a production for which his old roommate Hoffman was assistant director. He found steady work in episodic TV and appeared as a modestly billed character actor in films, such as 'Arthur Penn (I)' (qv)'s _The Chase (1966)_ (qv) with 'Marlon Brando' (qv) and in 'Robert Altman (I)' (qv)'s _Countdown (1967)_ (qv) and 'Francis Ford Coppola' (qv)'s _The Rain People (1969)_ (qv), in both of which he co-starred with 'James Caan (I)' (qv). He was also memorable as the heavy who is shot by 'John Wayne (I)' (qv) at the climax of _True Grit (1969)_ (qv) and was the first "Maj. Frank Burns", creating the character in Altman's Korean War comedy _MASH (1970)_ (qv). He also appeared as the eponymous lead in 'George Lucas (I)' (qv)' directorial debut, _THX 1138 (1971)_ (qv). It was 'Francis Ford Coppola' (qv), casting _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv), who reunited Duvall with Brando and Caan and provided him with his career breakthrough as mob lawyer "Tom Hagen". He received the first of his six Academy Award nominations for the role. Thereafter, Duvall had steady work in featured roles in such films as _The Godfather: Part II (1974)_ (qv), _The Killer Elite (1975)_ (qv), _Network (1976)_ (qv), _The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)_ (qv) and _The Eagle Has Landed (1976)_ (qv). Occasionally this actor's actor got the chance to assay a lead role, most notably in _Tomorrow (1972)_ (qv), in which he was brilliant as 'William Faulkner (I)' (qv)'s inarticulate backwoods farmer. He was less impressive as the lead in _Badge 373 (1973)_ (qv), in which he played a character based on real-life NYPD detective 'Eddie Egan (I)' (qv), the same man his old friend Gene Hackman had won an Oscar for playing, in fictionalized form as "Popeye Doyle" in _The French Connection (1971)_ (qv). It was his appearance as "Lt. Col. Kilgore" in another Coppola picture, _Apocalypse Now (1979)_ (qv), that solidified Duvall's reputation as a great actor. He got his second Academy Award nomination for the role, and was named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most versatile actor in the world. Duvall created one of the most memorable characters ever assayed on film, and gave the world the memorable phrase, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning!". Subsequently, Duvall proved one of the few established character actors to move from supporting to leading roles, with his Oscar-nominated turns in _The Great Santini (1979)_ (qv) and _Tender Mercies (1983)_ (qv), the latter of which won him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Now at the summit of his career, Duvall seemed to be afflicted with the fabled "Oscar curse" that had overwhelmed the careers of fellow Academy Award winners 'Luise Rainer' (qv), 'Rod Steiger' (qv) and 'Cliff Robertson (I)' (qv). He could not find work equal to his talents, either due to his post-Oscar salary demands or a lack of perception in the industry that he truly was leading man material. He did not appear in _The Godfather: Part III (1990)_ (qv), as the studio would not give in to his demands for a salary commensurate with that of 'Al Pacino (I)' (qv), who was receiving $5 million to reprise Michael Corleone. His greatest achievement in his immediate post-Oscar period was his triumphant characterization of grizzled Texas Ranger Gus McCrae in the TV mini-series _"Lonesome Dove" (1989)_ (qv), for which he received an Emmy nomination. He received a second Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Soviet dictator 'Joseph Stalin' (qv) in _Stalin (1992) (TV)_ (qv), and a third Emmy nomination playing Nazi war criminal 'Adolf Eichmann' (qv) in _The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996) (TV)_ (qv). The shakeout of his career doldrums was that Duvall eventually settled back into his status as one of the premier character actors in the industry, rivaled only by his old friend Gene Hackman. Duvall, unlike Hackman, also has directed pictures, including the documentary _We're Not the Jet Set (1977)_ (qv), _Angelo My Love (1983)_ (qv) and _Assassination Tango (2002)_ (qv). As a writer-director, Duvall gave himself one of his most memorable roles, that of the preacher on the run from the law in _The Apostle (1997)_ (qv), a brilliant performance for which he received his third Best Actor nomination and fifth Oscar nomination overall. The film brought Duvall back to the front ranks of great actors, and was followed by a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nod for _A Civil Action (1998)_ (qv). Robert Duvall will long be remembered as one of the great naturalistic American screen actors in the mode of 'Spencer Tracy (I)' (qv) and his frequent co-star 'Marlon Brando' (qv). His performances as "Boo Radley" in _To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)_ (qv), "Jackson Fentry" in _Tomorrow (1972)_ (qv), "Tom Hagen" in the first two "Godfather" movies, "Frank Hackett" in _Network (1976)_ (qv), "Lt. Col. Kilgore" in _Apocalypse Now (1979)_ (qv), "Bull Meechum" in _The Great Santini (1979)_ (qv), "Mac Sledge" in _Tender Mercies (1983)_ (qv), "Gus McCrae" in _"Lonesome Dove" (1989)_ (qv) and "Sonny Dewey" in _The Apostle (1997)_ (qv) rank as some of the finest acting ever put on film. It's a body of work that few actors can equal, let alone surpass.