Ten fun facts about Jason Robards

Fact 1
As a high school athlete Jason Robards was a part of the football, baseball, basketball and track teams. There was a point during High School where he entertained the thought of eventually becoming a professional athlete.

Fact 2
Jason Robards received four Oscar nominations for portraying real-life people. He played Benjamin Bradlee in “All the President\'s Men”, Howard Hughes in “Melvin and Howard” and Dashiell Hammett in “Julia”.

Fact 3
The National Endowment of the Arts awarded Jason Robards with the American National Medal of the Arts in 1997.

Fact 4
Leonardo Dicaprio portrayed Howard Hughes in “The Aviator” in 2004, Jason Robards portrayed him in 1980 in the film “Melvin and Howard”. They both received Oscar nominations for their performance.

Fact 5
Katharine Hepburn was the godmother of Jason Robards\' son Sam Robards.

Fact 6
Jason Robards witnessed combat as a radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Fact 7
In 1978 Jason Robards became the second actor to receive an Emmy, Tony and Oscar nomination in the same calendar year.

Fact 8
At the Academy Festival Theater in Chicago Jason Robards was nominated for a 1976 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist in a play.

Fact 9
He is one of the very few actors to have played three different US presidents in the movies. He played the roles of Franklin Rosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and Ulyssess Grant.

Fact 10
Jason Robards died of lung cancer in the year 2000.

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Short about Jason Robards
Is a Chicago born, Los Angeles raised, All-American actor.

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