Cast of Tender Mercies: Then and Now in 2023

Cast of Tender Mercies: Then and Now in 2023
Robert Duvall as "Mac Sledge" (Courtesy: Universal Pictures Associated Film Distribution)

Introduction

The movie "Tender Mercies" holds a special place in the hearts of film enthusiasts, especially those who appreciate the incredible talent of its cast. Released in the '80s, this film captivated audiences with its powerful storytelling and outstanding performances. In this article, we will take a nostalgic journey through time and explore the cast of "Tender Mercies" then and now as we catch up with these talented actors and actresses in 2023.

Cast

  • Robert Duvall as Mac Sledge. He was born in 1931, so he was 52 years old when the film was released in 1983, and he will be 92 years old in 2023. He is well known for his roles in The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The Apostle, and many other films. He won an Oscar for his performance in Tender Mercies. He is still active as an actor and producer, and his latest film is The Pale Blue Eye (2022)
Robert Duvall
  • Tess Harper plays Rosa Lee. She was born in 1950, so she was 33 years old when the film was released, and she will be 73 years old in 2023. She is well known for her roles in Crimes of the Heart, No Country for Old Men, Breaking Bad, and many other films and TV shows. She was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Crimes of the Heart. She is still active as an actress, and her latest film is The Rosebud Lane (2023)
Tess Harper
  • Betty Buckley plays Dixie. She was born in 1947, so she was 36 years old when the film was released, and she will be 76 years old in 2023. She is well known for her roles in Carrie, Eight Is Enough, Cats, and many other films, TV shows, and musicals. She won a Tony Award for her performance in Cats. She is still active as an actress and singer, and she currently makes guest appearances on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
Betty Buckley
  • Wilford Brimley as Harry. He was born in 1934, so he was 49 years old when the film was released, and he died in 2020 at the age of 85. He was well known for his roles in The China Syndrome, Cocoon, The Natural, and many other films and TV shows. He also appeared in commercials for Quaker Oats and diabetes testing supplies.
Wilford Brimley
  • Ellen Barkin plays Sue Anne. She was born in 1954, so she was 29 years old when the film was released, and she will be 69 years old in 2023. She is well known for her roles in Diner, Sea of Love, The Big Easy, and many other films and TV shows. She won an Emmy Award for her performance in Before Women Had Wings. She is still active as an actress and producer, and her latest appearance was an episode in the TV series Poker Face in 2023.
Ellen Barkin
  • Allan Hubbard plays Sonny. He was born in 1972, so he was 11 years old when the film was released, and he will be 51 years old in 2023. He is not well known for any other roles besides Tender Mercies. He retired from acting after the film and became a lawyer.
  • Lenny von Dohlen as Robert. He was born in 1958, so he was 25 years old when the film was released. He is well known for his roles in Electric Dreams, Twin Peaks, Home Alone 3, and many other films and TV shows. Sadly, Lenny passed away in 2022, aged 63.
  • Paul Gleason is the reporter. He was born in 1939, so he was 44 years old when the film was released, and he died in 2006 at the age of 67. He was well known for his roles in Die Hard, The Breakfast Club, Trading Places, and many other films and TV shows.
Paul Gleason

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