Before They Were Stars: Robert Duvall on “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”

Now that the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards have been announced, it’s time for an annual tradition here at The Back Row: “Before They Were Stars” clips for this year’s nominees! For much of 2014, The Judge got a lot of Oscar buzz, but in the end, it wound up getting mixed reviews and turned out to be a mediocre movie overall. However, at age 84, Robert Duvall still made a strong enough impression in the film to garner his 7th career nomination. Here’s one of Duvall’s earliest roles in “Bad Actor”, a 1962 episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents where he plays a struggling actor who decides to strangle one of his rival thespians to death in order to win his part.

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