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Jason Robards, Jr. (July 26, 1922 - December 26, 2000) was an American actor with a career spanning sixty years and eighty films. He won two Oscars.


Robards received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in consecutive years for All the President’s Men (1976) and Julia (1977). He was also nominated for another Oscar for his role in Melvin and Howard (1980). He received Kennedy Center Honors in 1999.


In Tora Tora Tora, a fairly historically accurate film about the Battle of Pearl Harbor, he played the role of General Walter Short. Robards was in fact a veteran of that battle.