Great crusty, father-figure-type actor with a long and distinguished pedigree. Starting in the early '60s, his acting career has reaped two Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards (one for All the President's Men and one for Julia). Other films include Once Upon a Time in the West, Magnolia, Philadelphia, Parenthood, Bright Lights, Big City, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and The Iceman Cometh.

He is a Pearl Harbor survivor, a Navy Cross recipient, and was once married to Lauren Bacall.

His role in Johnny Got His Gun was also featured in the Metallica video "One."

Some information taken from The Internet Movie Database.