Robert Duvall spectator at Bulger trial in Boston

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Robert Duvall attends the World Premiere of 'Jack Reacher' at Odeon Leicester Square on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images) Tim Whitby

Academy Award winner Robert Duvall is one of the spectators at the racketeering trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.

Duvall sat in the back of the courtroom Friday at Bulger's trial in Boston.

The 82-year-old Duvall has had a long television and film career, including starring roles in "The Godfather" and "The Godfather: Part II." In those mob epics, he played Tom Hagen, a lawyer and adviser to the Corleone family.

He won a best actor Oscar in 1984 for his role in "Tender Mercies." Last year, he appeared in the Tom Cruise thriller, "Jack Reacher."

He has been shooting a movie, "The Judge," in Shelburne, Mass., this month. Duvall plays the title character in the film, which also stars Robert Downey Jr., Billy Bob Thornton and Vincent D'Onofrio. He's also attached to the upcoming movie, "A Night in Old Mexico."

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