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Tom Mix Honorary Texan Award

Few actors have the opportunity to play a plum role such as Boo Radley in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. For California-born Robert Duvall, it was the first of a lifetime of prestigious career achievements that include MASH (1970), THE GODFATHER (1972), APOCALYPSE NOW (1979), THE GREAT SANTINI (1979), THE NATURAL (1984), COLORS (1988), SLINGBLADE (1996), and GODS AND GENERALS (2003). What distinguishes Duvall's portrayal of Lone Star personas (1996's THE CHASE, 1995's THE STARS FALL ON HENRIETTA, and 2003's SECONDHAND LIONS) is a feeling for the hardscrabble characters that populate the many times and places of Texas in the cinema. From cowboy Gus McCall in the LONESOME DOVE series (1989), to an Oscar winning performance as country singer Mac Sledge in TENDER MERCIES (1983) to revival preacher Sonny Dewey in THE APOSTLE (1997), Duvall imbues each with his great talent. Robert Duvall will receive the Tom Mix Honorary Texan Award.

Elvis Mitchell

Elvis Mitchell is a film critic for The New York Times. Previously, he was a film critic for the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and The Detroit Free Press. For the past 15 years Mr. Mitchell has become well known to a national audience as the entertainment critic of NPR’s "Weekend Edition with Scott Simon." He has also been the host of "Independent Focus," a program on the Independent Film Channel, and has appeared regularly on other TV and radio programs. In addition, he has written on film for Rolling Stone, GQ and Interview magazines.